There are many causes of hypotension, including:
Hypotension, also known as low blood pressure, is a condition in which the blood pressure is too low. Blood pressure is measured in two numbers: systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure is the pressure when the heart beats, and diastolic pressure is the pressure when the heart is at rest. Hypotension is diagnosed when the systolic blood pressure is below 90 mmHg or the diastolic blood pressure is below 60 mmHg.
- Heart problems
- Endocrine disorders
- Autonomic nervous system disorders
The symptoms of hypotension vary depending on the severity of the condition. Mild hypotension may not cause any symptoms, while severe hypotension can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, blurred vision, nausea, and confusion.
The treatment for hypotension depends on the cause and the overall symptoms of a patient. If the cause is dehydration, then drinking fluids can help. If the cause is medication, then the doctor may need to adjust the dose or change the medication. If the cause is a medical condition, then the treatment for that condition will help to improve the blood pressure. However, homeopathic treatment considers all the issues to provide a lasting cure and improve overall health. In homeopathy, there are more than 2 dozen remedies.
In some cases, no treatment is necessary for hypotension. However, if the symptoms are bothersome or if the hypotension is severe, then there are a number of things that can be done to help improve the blood pressure. These include:
- Increasing fluid intake
- Eating small, frequent meals
- Avoiding standing for long periods of time
- Getting up slowly from a sitting or lying position
- Wearing compression stockings
If you are experiencing symptoms of hypotension, it is important to see a doctor to determine the cause and get treatment.
Here are some additional tips to help prevent hypotension:
- Get enough sleep.
- Exercise regularly.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
- If you take medication, be sure to check if hypotension takes place as a side effect and change or modify doses.