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Is low blood pressure life threatening? Things you should know

For many people, abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening.

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Is low blood pressure life-threatening? Things you should know

Low blood pressure might not be problematic for some people. However, for many people, abnormally low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting. In severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening.

The lower the blood pressure is, the lower will be the risk of stroke or heart disease. But, this might be life threatening if not taken care.

“Low blood pressure can be described as blood pressure that is low enough that the flow of the blood to one’s body organs is inadequate, and one may exhibit symptoms such as dizziness, light-headness, and even fainting, increased thirst, shallow breathing, tiredness, chest pain, and nausea. The causes for it is reduced blood volume, heart disease and medications. You will be shocked to know that improper blood flow to the organs of the body can invite strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure and even shock,” Dr Nimit Shah, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Sir H N Reliance hospital told IANSlife.

Symptoms

Lower blood pressure is underlying for some people.

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Blurred or fading vision
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration

Few steps to keep your blood pressure normal

Increase water intake

Drinking enough water is as important as breathing as dehydration can lead to low blood pressure. A normal person is recommended to drink at least 3 litres of water daily.

Adequate salt intake

Sodium content in salt helps in rising the blood pressure. Proper salt intake in the diet plays a crucial role in keeping a body healthy.

A balanced diet

Low levels of vitamin B-12, folic acid, and iron can cause anaemia. It can occur when the body cannot make enough blood. There should be limited carbs in a diet. It is important to eat fresh fruit and vegetables.

Regular Exercise

Walking and Yoga helps to maintain the blood pressure as it enhances the blood circulation.

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