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Can low blood pressure cause hallucinations?

 

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Low blood pressure can result in reduced blood flow and circulation into the brain, with poor brain function. The usual symptom of dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension) is a depressed level of consciousness—someone acting sleepy or “out of it.”

Hallucinations are not a “typical” symptom of low blood pressure. However, I wouldn’t rule it out as a possibility in rare cases. It would be important to look for something else causing both the low blood pressure and the hallucinations, like a toxic drug effect, or dehydration causing delirium in an older person.

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