1. Understanding Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
Hypotension or commonly known as low blood pressure is a condition where the blood pressure is lower or falls below the normal rate up to 90/60 mm Hg where the value of a person's normal blood pressure in healthy individuals generally ranges from 120/80 mmHg. Blood pressure is the result of the heart that pumps blood to circulate in the body through the blood vessels.
To know a person in a state of low blood pressure or high blood pressure, one should do a blood pressure monitor to use blood pressure gauges with regard systolic number (top) and the bottom number (diastolic) for example if someone has a blood pressure monitor 120/80.
Systolic blood pressure (the top number) represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart muscle to contract and pump blood throughout the body while the diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) represents the pressure in the arteries when the heart muscle relaxes (relax) and receive back blood of the whole body after contracting.
2. Symptoms of Low Blood - Hypotension
In people with low blood pressure are usually characterized by the following symptoms:
A. Frequent dizziness and cold sweat
B. Easy feel Kantu and often volatile
C. Eyes often feels dizzy and vision is less clear, especially after sitting a long time ago to walk
D. Easily exhausted and powerless often experienced fainting.
E. The face looks pucatkarena blood supply throughout the body's tissues are not optimal.
3. Some cause-hypotension (low blood pressure)
Low blood pressure is associated with a disturbance of the heart in pumping blood, for more details as below:
A. The weakening of the heart muscle resulting in the volume of blood pumped by the heart so that blood pressure decreased slightly.
B. The occurrence of inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium), commonly known as pericarditis which causes fluid to accumulate within the pericardium and compress the heart and limit the ability of the heart to fill and pump blood throughout the body
C. The presence of blood clots in the veins (pulmonary embolism) in which blood clots can block the flow of blood into the left ventricle (left ventricle) of the lungs and consequently will reduce the blood returning to the heart to be pumped.
D. bradycardia or slow heart rate can reduce the amount of blood pumped by the heart. The resting heart rate for a healthy adult is between 60 and 100 beats / min. this is related to heart rate is the number of times the heart beats in one minute. The higher the heart rate, the higher the blood pressure
E. Voltage or voltage peripheral vascular stiffness. Stiff blood vessels will have an effect on increasing blood pressure. and vice versa
4. How to prevent and cope with low blood pressure:
A. Get used to a healthy lifestyle by eating healthy and nutritious as well as schedule and diet, it is advisable to eat foods that contain adequate levels of salt because foods that contain high levels of salt can increase blood pressure.
B. Set a schedule rest / sleep at night, avoid staying up late and start sleeping late at night. Strive you get time off / sleep at least 6 hours a day due to lack of sleep can easily develop heart problems
C. Drink water in sufficient quantity, about 8-10 glasses per day. Occasionally need to drink coffee to spur increased heartbeat so that the blood pressure will rise
D. Regular exercise such as jogging for 30 minutes every day. With exercise will keep blood pressure stable heart health.
E. Take vitamins regularly, 2x a day, such as vitamin C. Vitamins will help strengthen the immune system so that the data are not easily hurt. Giving drugs (increasing the blood) occurs only when the symptoms of low blood pressure - hypotension felt really disturbing daily activities
F. In the case of low blood pressure - hypotension really needed medication, usually there are several types of commonly used drugs such as fludrocortisone, midodrine, pyridostigmine, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), caffeine and erythropoietin.
5. The difference is less blood and lower blood pressure:
A. Less blood and lower blood pressure are two different things, here are some of the understanding you need to know to distinguish the difference between less blood with low blood
B. Anemia associated with hemoglobin levels in the blood are less than normal, while the low blood pressure that can be related to known when the blood pressure is measured with a blood pressure monitor and showed readings below normal.
C. Although symptoms include low blood pressure and anemia have in common such as dizzy eyes, dizziness and fatigue easily but the symptoms will be different penyababnya. If low blood it is because hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout the body decreases, while the people who have low blood pressure normally disebabkankarena the movement activity standing from a sitting or squatting suddenly that blood flow in the brain drops suddenly due to gravity.
D. Anemia can occur in conditions of low blood, normal and in people who have high blood pressure because of its associations dealing with substances in the blood is reduced, while low blood pressure due to blood pressure in the blood vessels is reduced.
E. Less blood is usually caused by lack of iron while low blood usually caused or influenced by the volume of blood, the blood vessel and heart conditions.