The opposite of having high blood pressure or hypertension is a medical condition called low blood pressure or hypotension. According to a health article from Mayo clinic, low blood pressure is develops when your blood pressure is lower than 90mmHg (top or systolic blood pressure) and 60mm Hg (bottom or diastolic blood pressure).
It is equally dangerous as high blood pressure or hypertension. But how do you know that you have low blood pressure?
You are likely to experience the following symptoms if your blood pressure is lower than normal:
• Your vision becomes blurred or faded
• Dizziness (the urge to sleep than normal) and lightheadedness
• Fatigue - unusual tiredness
• Inability to concentrate
For extreme low blood pressure you're likely to experience the following:
• Confusion (particularly in old people)
• Cold skin
• Pale or faded skin color
• Fast but weak pulse
• Rapid but shallow breathing
How You Can Manage Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
According to Mayo clinic, if you're experiencing low blood pressure with or without symptoms, only mild treatment is required. The following can help to increase your blood pressure slightly
• Consume More Salt - Although medical experts advises that excess salt can cause high blood pressure, consuming more salt can help to increase your high blood pressure to a normal level
• Drink Adequate Water - Fluids increases the volume of your blood and helps to prevent your body from getting dehydrated
• Spread Your Meals - Eating small amount of food at regular intervals instead of eating at once can help to prevent the sudden drop of your blood pressure immediately after eating.
• Eat Foods With Low Carbohydrate - Foods with high carbohydrate level can also cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure immediately after you consume them. Eating low carb foods prevents this occurrence
• Exercise Regularly - Engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes everyday
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