We tend to think only about high blood pressure when we talk about blood pressure.
Studies, products and researches are primarily done for cases of elevated blood pressure.
But aren’t we overseeing low blood pressure?
Hypotension or low blood pressure is when the force exerted by circulating blood on the wall of the vessels is very low. Some cases may be life-threatening.
This lack of pressure may be originated when the heart is not working properly, not pumping enough blood into the arteries and consequently, not delivering enough oxygen and nutrients to vital organs such as the brain and kidney.
This problem may start a very dangerous “chain reaction” in the human system. Nutrients are directly responsible for maintaining organs working properly. Symptoms and signs of low blood pressure could be the beginning of a serious health problem, when the organs do not function normally and may eventually be permanently damaged.
Some people may have blood pressure of 90/50 and feel fine, but others may develop symptoms of low blood pressure if their pressure drops to 100/60.
But what can you really do to treat low blood pressure? A few tips can be helpful to increase blood pressure. Drink a lot of water; get more fluids into your system, avoiding dehydration. An increase in salt intake may also help.
Avoiding large meals and large amounts of carbohydrates, as well as alcohol, could regulate your blood pressure. Do not stand up suddenly especially after eating, as this movement may cause dizziness.
Medications to raise blood pressure increase sodium retention. We do recommend that you speak to your doctor before taking anything to regulate your blood pressure.
Low blood pressure isn't a problem unless it's too low to supply your body withoxygen. The lowest you can go, supposedly, and perfuse (feed your organs with blood and oxygen) is 80/40, however, I have low blood pressure and I function fine.
Technically, your size has NOTHING to do with your blood pressure. It's a myth.