When your systolic pressure drop below 100 and diastolic below 70 is known as low blood pressure or hypotension.
Females tend to get more hypotension than males.
What are the causes of Hypotension?
- Blood loss
- Medical disease
- Some kind of medication
- Anaphylactic shock (allergic reaction)
Symptoms of Hypotension
- Blurred vision
- Feeling thirsty
- Feeling cold
- Inability to concentrate
How to treat low Hypotension?
If symptoms are mild and less frequent, there is no big concern. But if you are suffering from it frequently, you must seek medical advice.
Simple ways to raise your blood pressure
- Drink enough amount of liquid – Water or liquid is required to carry out normal body function.
Vomiting and diarrhoea can cause dehydration. This may drop your blood pressure.
- Eat more salt – Sodium in salt helps to raise blood pressure. But the excess amount of salt can lead to other health issues. Consult a physician for your daily requirement of salt.
You can add tablet salt to unprocessed food.
- Limit alcohol – Alcohol can lead to dehydration. Hence limit your alcohol consumption.
Drink water intermittently while boozing.
- Eat small frequent meals – Consuming large meals can decrease your blood pressure. After eating food, blood flows to the digestive system to carry out the digestive process.
Same way, when you keep a more extended period in between your food, it may lower your blood pressure.
- Include more nutrients in your diet – Deficiency of Vitamin B12, iron and folic acid can cause anaemia. This means less blood production in the body and causes hypotension.
- Keep an eye on your blood sugar, and thyroid level – Diabetes and thyroid disorders can reduce your blood pressure.
So, it’s necessary to check your blood sugar and thyroid level periodically. Treat them if necessary.
- Regular exercise – Exercise or walking pumps your heart faster and can increase your blood pressure and keep your heart healthy.
- Low blood pressure needs no medication.
- Maintain healthy habits to keep your blood pressure at an average level.
- If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, please consult your physician and get yourself examined.