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?
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.
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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.
- 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.
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How to tone up
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!
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How to relax and sleep
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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