30 July 2009

Learn About Low Blood Pressure:hypotension

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

Author: Kritnaphat N.
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