Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure is not as common as high blood pressure. It is normally less serious and easier to treat. Unlike high blood pressure which often has no symptoms, people usually feel when their blood pressure is low. Dizziness is a common symptom of low blood pressure. People can feel when the dizziness stops and when their blood pressure has returned to normal.

Low blood pressure in people with kidney failure is usually due either to dehydration or taking too many blood pressure medications. The amount of fluid or salt you are drinking, the dose of blood pressure medication you are taking, and/or your dialysis regime may need changing. You should seek advice from staff at your renal center before changing any of these.

May 1, 2006