Individuals who have chronic hypotension rather than just an occasional low blood pressure spell may find they've developed ongoing fatigue. Fatigue is a symptom of many different conditions, and it can be frustrating to diagnose because the causes are so hard to pinpoint. Individuals can generally consider themselves fatigued if they still feel tired after getting eight total hours of sleep. They might try to offset the effects with caffeine, but that tends to provide only temporary relief. Researchers believe there may be a link between low blood pressure and chronic fatigue syndrome, a medical condition that causes chronic fatigue with no discernible cause. More studies need to be done establishing if there's an actual provable link between the two. Part of the reason low blood pressure can cause fatigue is that the muscles and brain are both not getting the supply of nutrients necessary to keep functioning. This means affected individuals get tired much more easily regardless of how much they've slept. If individuals have to sleep more than nine hours, it's generally considered a symptom of fatigue.
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