Low blood pressure is medically termed as “Hypo-tension” which shows that a person has an abnormally low blood pressure reading particularly less than 90/60. These two numbers represent the systolic and diastolic pressure in the heart.
Blood pressure reading appears as two numbers. The measure of the systolic pressure is represented by the first and higher of the two wherein it describes the arteries’ pressure when the heart beats and is filled with blood while the measure of the diastolic pressure is represented by the second number which describes the arteries’ pressure when the heart is at rest in between the heartbeats.
If you go below from the normal blood pressure reading which is 120/80, then you are hypotensive. Most people are more concerned about having high blood pressure or hypertension but having a low blood pressure is just the same case.
If you have a low blood pressure then your heart, lungs, kidneys and especially the brain are affected by the blood needed by these organs are not delivered to or cannot reach them. Thus, these organs might partially or completely stop doing its work.
What are the symptoms of hypo-tension?
- your feet seems cold, or your skin feels clammy.
- you feel dizzy suddenly.
- you don’t feel anything, or you feel numb for some time.
- you suddenly have a blank or blurry vision and faint.
- you feel very exhausted.
- your heart beats rapidly.
How can you treat hypo-tension?
- Check your blood pressure in two ways namely standing and lying down.
- A lot of stress should be avoided.
- Smoking should be avoided.
- Have a balanced meal and food filled with nutrition should be eaten.
- When eating, try to divide big portion of meals into small ones instead of eating one or two big meals.
- Too much salt should be avoided.
- Be active and sweat it out (but not too much).
- Consult a doctor. Expert advice is always best.
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