(HealthDay News) -- Hypotension, or low blood pressure, can occur for a variety of reasons and may cause lightheadedness or dizziness.
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute explains these risk factors for low blood pressure:
- Taking a diuretic medication, which causes the body to pass more urine.
- Taking a high blood pressure medication.
- Having a heart condition.
- Having a central nervous system disorder, such as Parkinson's disease.
- Being unable to move around for long periods, or spending long periods in a heated environment.
- Being pregnant.