Pain in the lower back area that can relate to problems with the lumbar spine, the discs between the vertebrae, the ligaments around the spine and discs, the spinal cord and nerves, muscles of the low back, internal organs of the pelvis and abdomen, or the skin covering the lumbar area.
- Low blood pressure
Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individual in a given environment. Low blood pressure is also referred to as hypotension. Low blood pressure is a relative term because the blood pressure normally varies greatly with activity, age, medications, and underlying medical conditions. Low blood pressure can result from conditions of […]
- Low blood sugar
A low blood level of the sugar glucose. Also called hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is only significant when it is associated with symptoms. It has many causes including drugs such as insulin, liver disease, surgical absence of the stomach, pre-diabetes, and rare tumors that release excess insulin.
- Low placenta
Location of the placenta in the lower part of the uterus (womb) so that the placenta partially or completely covers the cervix. Also known as a placenta previa.
- Low testosterone
Abnormally low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone in the blood. Testosterone is produced by the testes and to a lesser extent by the adrenal glands. Testosterone encourages the development of male sexual characteristics at puberty, stimulates the activity of the male secondary sex characteristics, drives the production of sperm, and is involved in […]
- Low vision
A visual impairment, not corrected by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities. Low vision can be a result of eye conditions such as nystagmus, intraocular trauma, inflammation or retinal conditions such as diabetic retinopathy or age-related macular degeneration (AME). Low vision primarily affects people over […]