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Learn About Low Blood Pressure

Jul 27, 2008
You may know information about hypertension or high blood pressure. On the other hand, you may merely know about low blood pressure or hypotension.

Low blood pressure or hypotension is pressure that is lower than normal blood pressure. You may have low blood pressure if your blood pressure is 90/60 or lower.

Low blood pressure sign is the low flow of blood through the arteries and veins. If you have low blood pressure, the flow of blood is too low to deliver enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as the brain, heart, and kidney, the organs do not function normally and may be permanently damaged.

People who have lower blood pressures have a lower risk of stroke, kidney disease, and heart disease. Athletes, people who exercise regularly, people who maintain ideal body weight, and non-smokers tend to have lower blood pressures. Therefore, low blood pressure is desirable as long as it is not low enough to cause symptoms and damage organs in the body.

The cause of low blood pressure is not being the exactly one but low blood pressure may be involved with pregnancy, hormonal problems, heart failure, heat exhaustion, or liver disease. In some other people, they have a low blood pressure because of some event or medical condition. Some people may experience symptoms of low pressure when standing up too quickly. Anyway low blood pressure is a problem only if it causes dizziness, fainting or in extreme cases, shock so that if you have low blood pressure problem you have to consult your doctor urgently to get an advise for control low blood pressure symptom.

Even low blood pressure is, normally, not cause you health complication but if low blood pressure is disturb your every day life, there are many way you can take care yourselves.

Good and health diet can help you to control low blood pressure. You should get nutrients completely for your body need by having a variety kind of foods, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean chicken and fish. You may add more salt in your foods as a bit amount of salt give you sodium can raise blood pressure. But you, importantly, should consult with your doctor before adding up your salt intake because having too mush sodium can lead to heart failure.

If you eat in small meal with low crab food, it can help prevent dropping sharply low blood pressure after meals. You should separate to eat in small portions and several times in a day and limit high-carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice, pasta and bread. Drinking a bit caffeinated coffee or tea with meals may temporarily raise blood pressure. However alcohol can cause lower blood pressure, even you drink in small amount. But you should drink more water because water against dehydration and increases blood level.

To go more slowly, you can reduce the dizziness and faintness that occurs with low blood pressure on standing by taking slowly movement when you change your position. Before getting out of bed in the morning, for example, breathe deeply for a few minutes and then slowly sit up before standing.

From all above, keeping healthy and have and good food can help you to maintain normal blood pressure and avoid low blood pressure.
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