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We always hear that low blood pressure is good for you. In most cases, this is true. You generally want to maintain a blood pressure equal to or lower than 120/80 mmHg, though this can vary slightly. If your blood pressure drops below 90/60, you may be at risk. There is a wide range of reasons why your blood pressure may have dropped. If you ever feel fatigued, dizzy, or other symptoms, one of these causes may be low blood pressure.

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1. Heart Problems

Heart conditions like a low heart rate, heart failure, heart valve issues, or heart attacks can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure. These conditions limit your heart's effectiveness, leaving it unable to circulate blood properly. You can't meet your body's needs if your heart doesn't correctly circulate blood. Heart arrhythmia is another potential cause of low blood pressure. Heart arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms that can limit your heart's function, so your body cannot get proper blood flow or the oxygen it needs.

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