When it comes to health and wellness, avoiding high blood pressure is often a topic of discussion. However, it is also important to be mindful of blood pressure that is too low, as that can be dangerous too. It can make exercise and daily activities difficult to do, and can cause injuries if a fall results. However, the good news is that the condition is often treatable once it’s been diagnosed, and curing it is possible if the underlying cause is curable.
What Is Low Blood Pressure?
Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, doesn’t always cause symptoms. Sometimes it can mean that your vital organs aren’t receiving enough blood flow. Hypotension can be life-threatening in severe cases. Signs of low blood pressure include lightheadedness, dizziness and blurry vision. The condition can even cause fainting and fatigue.
What Causes Low Blood Pressure?
Low blood pressure can occur for many reasons. Bed rest can lower blood pressure, as can blood loss from injury. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of any recent health events you may have had, and how they might affect your blood pressure.
Your doctor will take your blood pressure to determine if you have the condition. If you do, then it will be important for your doctor to figure out why it may be occurring, and that will include additional tests. Your doctor, for instance, may want to check if you have diabetes or low iron levels, also known as anemia.
Treatment and Senior Care for Low Blood Pressure
Your doctor or Assisted living facility should know about your previous lifestyle as well as any medications or supplements you may be taking or home remedies you may be using, as some can lower blood pressure. It’s important to follow guidance if you receive a low blood pressure diagnosis in order to minimize its impact on your health and well-being.
In the end, the goal is to feel more like yourself again! If you believe you may be experiencing symptoms of hypotension, speak with your doctor about your concerns. Having it diagnosed and treated can help you avoid complications, which include falls and any resulting injuries, shock, and heart problems or stroke.
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