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What can cause hypotension in a 20 year old?

I gave blood yesterday and the nurse said I was very borderline on my blood pressure; the second time she measured it it was 100/56. Any ideas as for causes? There's no history of this in my family. Thanks. I'm asking about HYPOtension, which is low blood pressure, not HYPERtension, which is high blood pressure. This measurement was taken BEFORE giving blood, so it's not an after effect. I'm not on any kind of birth control.
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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Are you taking any other types of medications? Other causes of low blood pressure include dehydration, heart failure, heart attack, changes in heart rhythm (arrhythmias), fainting, anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic response), shock (from severe infection, stroke, anaphylaxis, major trauma, or heart attack), and advanced diabetes. It would be best to see your doctor to see what the actual cause may be.
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