How to live with low blood pressure

Octo­ber 07, 2017, 22:25

Hypoten­sion is not very pleas­ant in itself, more­over, it can lead to such unpleas­ant con­se­quences as chron­ic fatigue syn­drome and depres­sion.

Who is prone to hypotension?

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Stud­ies show that women are more like­ly to suf­fer from low blood pres­sure than men. More often this hap­pens with those who are engaged in men­tal work and lead a seden­tary lifestyle. How­ev­er, con­stant exces­sive phys­i­cal activ­i­ty can also cause a sim­i­lar effect. After all, then the body begins to “save” strength, because of this, all vital process­es in the body slow down — includ­ing the vas­cu­lar tone decreas­es.

Also Read: Top 5 Ways to Man­age Low Blood Pres­sure

Low blood pres­sure, if it is con­stant, can impair brain func­tion, pro­voke men­stru­al irreg­u­lar­i­ties, and lead to migraines.
In addi­tion, it can be a symp­tom of var­i­ous ail­ments. For exam­ple, it devel­ops in dis­eases of the adren­al glands, in acute or chron­ic infec­tions, ulcers, cir­cu­la­to­ry dis­or­ders, heart fail­ure, aller­gies, pan­cre­ati­tis, chole­cys­ti­tis.

Some­times drugs, stress, mal­nu­tri­tion, vit­a­min defi­cien­cy are to blame for the occur­rence of this fea­ture. In such cas­es, hypoten­sion resolves on its own if the cause is cor­rect­ly diag­nosed and treat­ed. But low blood pres­sure itself can cause unpleas­ant side effects.

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  • Low blood pres­sure makes you look pale and fatigued quick­ly, have poor con­cen­tra­tion, and are often lethar­gic and short of breath.
  • Vital forces leave very quick­ly and are restored very slow­ly.
  • Most like­ly, you do not fall asleep very well, and it is very dif­fi­cult for you to wake up and get up in the morn­ing.
  • One of the symp­toms of low blood pres­sure is that your hands and feet often sweat.
  • In hypo­ton­ic body tem­per­a­ture, as a rule, is some­what low­ered.

Read also: High blood pres­sure: what to do

How to tone up

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You may not be get­ting enough exer­cise. When mov­ing, blood cir­cu­la­tion improves and tone returns to nor­mal. But it is impor­tant not to go too far. Hypoten­sive patients are advised to choose walk­ing instead of run­ning, swim­ming in the pool instead of hard work­outs in the gym.
Review your diet. Most like­ly, you do not have enough vit­a­mins: eat more veg­eta­bles and fruits. It is impor­tant to recharge your ener­gy dur­ing break­fast: you should eat some­thing fat­ty and salty in the morn­ing (for exam­ple, a sand­wich with but­ter and cheese) — this will help to raise the pres­sure. A cup of green tea or a cup of nat­ur­al cof­fee will help you get a boost of ener­gy. Eat more, but in small­er por­tions!

Read also: Low blood pres­sure: what to do

How to relax and sleep

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Remem­ber that in order to ful­ly relax and sleep, you need more time than oth­ers: up to 10, and some­times up to 11 hours.
After wak­ing up, lie down on the bed for a while. Try not to jump up abrupt­ly. Do light gym­nas­tics right there — move your arms slow­ly, stretch well and “turn the bicy­cle ped­als”. Do some breath­ing exer­cis­es: take a deep breath, exhale sharply and hold your breath for 15–20 sec­onds. 5–7 such cycles three times a day will help sta­bi­lize blood pres­sure, improve heart func­tion, and increase vas­cu­lar tone.
If no “soft mea­sures” help, the spe­cial­ist may pre­scribe med­ica­tion.


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