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Hypotension is low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is measured as systolic and diastolic pressures. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beats while pumping blood. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart is at rest between beats. You will most often see blood pressure numbers written with the systolic number above or before the diastolic, such as 120/80 mmHg. (The mmHg is millimeters of mercury-the units used to measure blood pressure.) Normal blood pressure in adults is lower than 120/80 mmHg. Hypotension is blood pressure that's lower than 90/60 mmHg.
Essential information - how to deal with a serious allergic reaction

Essential information - how to deal with a serious allergic reaction

Pharmacogenetics can reduce health care costs

Pharmacogenetics can reduce health care costs

Study of the effects of aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone, in elderly patients with dementia

Study of the effects of aripiprazole, olanzapine, quetiapine and risperidone, in elderly patients with dementia

Two common weight loss supplements promoted as ephedra-free and safe for dieters caused increased heart rate among healthy people

Two common weight loss supplements promoted as ephedra-free and safe for dieters caused increased heart rate among healthy people

Blood flow into the brain may play a larger role in the development of dementia than previously believed

Blood flow into the brain may play a larger role in the development of dementia than previously believed

Findings shed light on the underlying mechanisms that cause hypertension

Findings shed light on the underlying mechanisms that cause hypertension

Experts redefine hypertension

Experts redefine hypertension

Research challenges the traditional explanation for the causes of diastolic heart failure

Research challenges the traditional explanation for the causes of diastolic heart failure

Blood pressure control suggests new approach to hypertension therapy

Blood pressure control suggests new approach to hypertension therapy

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Drinking water could help people suffering from low blood pressure who faint while standing

Drinking water could help people suffering from low blood pressure who faint while standing

Black Sea coastal area of Turkey is prone to bouts of an unusual type of food poisoning from "mad" honey

Black Sea coastal area of Turkey is prone to bouts of an unusual type of food poisoning from "mad" honey

Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding

Small delay after birth when cutting umbilical cord of a premature baby appears to lessen chances of bleeding

Two new findings in the field of primary prevention for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Two new findings in the field of primary prevention for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

Children who have severe allergic reactions when stung by bees should receive venom immunotherapy

Children who have severe allergic reactions when stung by bees should receive venom immunotherapy

One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life

One in five children who had allergic reactions when stung by a bee as a child are likely to have reactions later in life

Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects

Findings alleviate concerns of physicians reluctant to prescribe beta-blockers because of cardiovascular adverse effects

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

First successful gene therapy that mimics the action of calcium channel blockers

Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications

Health Canada warning on Trazodone interaction with certain medications

Study comparing the efficacy of REMICADE® to Azathioprine alone and in combination With REMICADE®

Study comparing the efficacy of REMICADE® to Azathioprine alone and in combination With REMICADE®