Causes and Symptoms of Hypotension


hypotension more dangerous than hypertensionIf you often feel dizzy as if your head is spinning, than may you have a low blood pressure. Hypotension or low blood pressure is a common health disorder that is currently affects many women.

The problem is that treating hypotension is more difficult than treating hypertension. Therefore, hypertension drugs are already sold in the market. In the other hand we can not find drugs to cope with low blood pressure.

Blood pressure is a measure generated in the walls of the blood cells circulating. Blood pressure is measured as systolic/diastolic. Blood pressure which is 120/80 is considered normal. “But, if blood pressure is below 90/60, it is considered low,” said Dr. Sunita Dube, Director of Arya Group Hospital, according to Times of India.

Low blood pressure can affect anyone since the age of 17 years old. Those who experienced heart problems, diabetics or pregnant women may also experience low blood pressure. If you often feel weak  and dizzy it may  indicate a symptom of low blood.

Hypotension is usually only a concern if they are causing significant symptoms or disorders. For example, feeling dizzy until you fall or even faint.

Dr Sunita added, when your brain, kidneys or lungs are not getting enough blood, you can experience the above symptoms.

The general practitioner who is based in Mumbai, Dhwanika Kapadia, said said that many things that can cause low blood pressure. One is from dehydration or lack of salt intake in the body.

Another cause of this condition could be due to anemia, protein deficiency or lack of rest. “Spending long hours in the sun or standing in a long time also can cause low blood pressure,” said Dr. Sunita.

In many cases, common causes of hypotension are dehydration or electrolyte deficiencies in the body. In order to avoid this problem, you need to increase fluid intake. Drink plenty of water, water mixed with sugar or salt, and coconut water to adjust the balance of electrolytes in your body.

Dr Sunita also suggest that you include fruits with high water content, such as watermelon and mangoes in your diet. Reduce the activity of smoking, avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages to avoid the risk of low blood.

Exercises such as walking, running, jump roping, swimming or jogging will also improve your blood circulation and eventually return the blood pressure back to normal.

You need to know that low blood pressure slows the blood flow. Therefor you need to check blood pressure regularly.