Blood pressure is considered low when its levels are less than 90/60 mm Hg. Most people do not experience symptoms with low blood pressure readings. However, if symptoms do appear, they include feeling dizzy, tired, losing energy, blurred vision, and rapid breathing.
The main causes of hypotension
Medical and Pathological conditions such as:
Pregnancy: Changes during pregnancy cause blood vessels to expand rapidly, this can cause a sudden drop in blood pressure, which is a common symptom during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, but blood pressure levels return to normal after delivery
Blood loss: Losing a lot of blood, such as: cases of internal bleeding, childbirth, abortion, or severe and irregular menstrual cycles, may lead to a decrease in blood volume, which leads to a sharp drop in blood pressure readings.
Deficiency of minerals and vitamins: A deficiency of iron, vitamin B12, or folic acid leads to a decrease in the number of red blood cells produced by the body, which causes a drop in blood pressure levels.
Hormone-related diseases: Conditions affecting the parathyroid or adrenal glands, such as Addison’s disease, cause a drop in blood pressure levels, and diabetes can cause, in rare cases, a drop in blood pressure as well.
Heart and heart valves diseases: Heart attacks, weakness of the heart muscle, and diseases of the heart valves cause weakness in the beating of the heart muscle, and this is reflected in a decrease in blood pressure levels.
Dehydration: Dehydration occurs when the body does not get sufficient amounts of water, which is also reflected negatively on blood volume, and this ultimately leads to a drop in blood pressure levels. It is worth mentioning that dehydration occurs for various reasons, such as: fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Acute, excessive use of diuretics, and strenuous exercises.
Acute allergic reaction: it causes a severe and fatal drop in blood pressure.
beta blockers (Propranolol)
Alfa blockers (Prazosin)
Anti-Parkinson medications (levodopa and Pramipexole)
Antidepressant medications (Doxepin and Imipramine)
Erectile dysfunction medications (Sildenafil)
How to deal with low blood pressure:
Do not hesitate to request a visit to the doctor at your home, who will order a number of tests to determine the causes, and then develop a treatment plan to deal with the problem.
Often, the treatment plan will include adjusting the medications or their doses that the patient takes, or treating diarrhea by replacing important and essential water, fluids, minerals, and vitamins, or wearing compression stockings on the foot to enhance blood circulation and raise blood pressure, or some cases may require taking medications that raise blood pressure levels.
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