Living With Low Blood Pressure

Being healthy means to keep your body in a ideal situation. That means that your brain, heart, kidney and all other organs should work perfectly well.
We can define “perfectly well” as feeling good.
Or the situation when all of your organs are functioning continuously with no stops, with less ups and down, then everything goes on the way that is suppose to do.

One of the cause of being healthy is the blood pressure.
People with  120/80 mm Hg have normal blood pressure. But having more or less heart beats can make you problem with the blood pressure.

The blood pressure is defines as the force of the blood pushing against the walls of arteries. The pumping out blood into the arteries is the heart beats. The blood pressure is the highest when the heart beats, pumping blood. This process is called systolic pressure.
When the heart is realizing the blood, it is a condition of resting. This is the process when the blood pressure falls and it’s called a diastolic pressure. With these two numbers from the systolic and diastolic pressure, we can see the blood pressure condition.

If your blood pressure reading is 90/60 or lower, you have low blood pressure.

There are many factors which can contribute to low blood pressure. There may be underlying medical conditions such as joint diabetes, hypermobility syndrome, parkinson’s disease, addison’s disease or autonomic failure. Dehydration, hunger*,
low body weight and deconditioning can reduce blood pressure.

How to prevent problems with low blood pressure

• First of all is identifying the the reasons why you have low blood pressure. Take a medication if needed.
• For people with low blood pressure is recommended high fluid intake, like two or three liters per day.  (except about the people with heart failure and severe kidney disease).
• Postprandial hypotension(If blood pressure falls as a consequence of eating food, this is called postprandial hypotension. ‘)can be lessened by eating small meals often.
• With any kind of type of having low blood pressure is important to keep your self as physically fit as possible. Go swimming or biking, or talking long walks in the nature.
• Avoid triggers like prolonged standing, heat and alcohol.

How is low blood pressure treated?

• Elevate the head end of the bed with wooden blocks or bricks (10cm).
• Get up in the morning slowly, especially take care getting up in the night to go in the toilet. Drink two glasses of water 30 minutes before rising or glass of fresh lemon juice.
• People who are very underweight are more prone to low BP. So keep your weight in the normal range.
• Observe your posture – elevating legs; sitting cross legged and fidgeting
can help symptoms.
• Tilt training involves spending increasingly longer periods standing
or on a tilt table. Patients have to be very motivated to persist with
this treatment.
• If all else fails, medication may be used to elevate BP. Examples include
fludrocortisone, desmopressin, midodrine, pyridostigmine and octreotide.

Some tips for people with low blood pressure

  • Eat a diet higher in salt.
  • Avoid heavy lifting.
  • Get regular exercise to promote blood flow.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.
  • Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids.

Wishing you all the best.


Young woman lying on the bed at home

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