Low blood pressure might seem desirable, and for some people, it causes no problems. However, for many people, abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening.Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure in your arteries during the active and resting phases of each heartbeat.For some people, low blood pressure signals an underlying problem, especially when it drops suddenly or is accompanied by signs and symptoms.
-Dizziness or lightheadedness
-Lack of concentration
-Lack of nutrients in your diet
What Are the Treatments for Low Blood Pressure?
For many people, chronic low blood pressure can be effectively treated with diet and lifestyle changes.Depending on the cause of your symptoms, your doctor may tell you to increase your blood pressure by making these simple changes:
-Eat a diet higher in salt.
-Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids.
-Limit alcoholic beverages.
-Drink more fluids during hot weather and while sick with a viral illness, such as a cold or the flu.
-Have your doctor evaluate your prescription and over-the-counter medications to see if any of them are causing your symptoms.
-Get regular exercise to promote blood flow.
-Be careful when rising from lying down or sitting. To help improve circulation, pump your feet and ankles a few times before standing up. Then proceed slowly. When getting out of bed, sit upright on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before standing.
-Elevate the head of your bed at night by placing bricks or blocks under the head of bed.
-Avoid heavy lifting.
Even moderate forms of low blood pressure can cause dizziness, weakness, fainting and a risk of injury from falls.
And severely low blood pressure can deprive your body of enough oxygen to carry out its normal functions, leading to damage to your heart and brain.