It is a good idea for anyone experiencing symptoms of low cortisol to seek medical attention as soon as possible to decrease the chances of more severe symptoms occurring. Diagnosing a person with Addison's disease typically involves a variety of tests to measure the levels of cortisol in the blood. If a person is diagnosed with Addison's disease, he or she will typically begin treatment right away, often with hormone replacement. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Addison's disease, and a person who is diagnosed will have to take the hormones indefinitely to avoid life-threatening complications. As long as medications are taken regularly, however, the disease can typically be managed.
Another of the most common causes of low blood pressure is an underlying health problem. This could include anaemia, a heart condition, neurological disorder, hormone problem or miscommunication between the heart and the brain.
In serious cases, serious injury and shock have been cited as reasons for low blood pressure. These may include septic shock and toxic shock syndrome, anaphylactic shock and cardiogenic shock.
It’s always worth making an appointment with your GP if you’re concerned about your health.
Doctors, pharmacists, and other health-care professionals use abbreviations, acronyms, and other terminology for instructions and information in regard to a patient's health condition, prescription drugs they are to take, or medical procedures that have been ordered. There is no approved this list of common medical abbreviations, acronyms, and terminology used by doctors and other health- care professionals. You can use this list of medical abbreviations and acronyms written by our doctors the next time you can't understand what is on your prescription package, blood test results, or medical procedure orders. Examples include: