What Are Causes For Low BP ? How To Treat Low BP Effectively ?
15 Oct 09
Hello my friend Ganesh44 Ji, Well, our BP should remain normal, however Low BP will have less worry for the strokes. I bring out some useful knowledge about LOW BP . You may further Log on:- http://www.medicinenet.com/low_blood_pressure/page3.htm[b]"Is low blood pressure bad for your health?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. What are low blood pressure signs and symptoms?When the blood pressure is not sufficient to deliver enough blood to the organs of the body, the organs do not work properly and may be permanently damaged. For example, if insufficient blood flows to the brain, brain cells do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients, and a person can feel lightheaded, dizzy, or even faint. Going from a sitting or lying position to a standing position often brings out symptoms of low blood pressure. This occurs because standing causes blood to "settle" in the veins of the lower body, and this can lower the blood pressure. If the blood pressure is already low, standing can make the low pressure worse, to the point of causing symptoms. The development of lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting upon standing caused by low blood pressure is called orthostatic hypotension. Normal individuals are able to compensate rapidly for the low pressure created by standing with the responses discussed previously and do not develop orthostatic hypotension. When there is insufficient blood pressure to deliver blood to the coronary arteries (the arteries that supply blood to the heart's muscle), a person can develop chest pain (a symptom of angina) or even a heart attack. When insufficient blood is delivered to the kidneys, the kidneys fail to eliminate wastes from the body, for example, urea and creatinine, and an increase in their levels in the blood occur (for example, elevations of blood urea nitrogen or BUN and serum creatinine, respectively). Shock is a life-threatening condition where persistently low blood pressure causes organs such as kidney(s), liver, heart, lung, and brain to fail rapidly."[/b]May God bless You an dhave a great time.
14 Sep 09
iamlucky the one who responded first about this discussion says most of the reasons why one got a HYPOTENSION. For me, to avoid hypotension or low blood pressure is keeping oneself HEALTHY. Avoiding all vices (if there are), practicing good eating habits (eating a balance diet), living in a healthy lifestyle, enjoying a life free of pollution and the like.
14 Sep 09
Causes of low blood pressure: 1. Heart problems that cause low heart rate, diminished heart strength, or a decrease in the amount of blood supplied to the body 2. Normal changes associated with the first and second trimesters of pregnancy 3. Side effects from certain medications, especially diuretics or other high blood pressure medications, like beta blockers. Medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction and certain psychiatric disorders can also cause low blood pressure. 4. Hormone problems such as adrenal insufficiency or thyroid disease (overactive or underactive thyroid) 5. Problems with the nervous system--especially disorders of the autonomic nervous system, including POTS and vasovagal syncope--can cause low blood pressure after extended periods of standing. 6. Deficiencies of essential nutrients, such as folic acid, can cause the number of red blood cells to decrease (anemia) 7. Alterations in blood sugar, like those caused by diabetes 8. Age: Some older patients, especially those with existing high blood pressure, can experience postprandial hypotension, where the blood pressure drops suddenly after eating a large meal