Why Low Blood Pressure Can Make An Issue

Learn how to deal with low blood pressure  & high blood pressure, and how to prevent them in the future.

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Know it all about hypertension, you can save a life  Understanding your body can be very beneficial to your health as you age. Knowing about your blood pressure can help prevent strokes, heart disease, and kidney disease. In this article, you will find everything you should know about your blood pressure. 
Anyone can have high blood pressure. It doesn't matter your age, race, ethnicity, or gender. Many people suffer from high blood pressure and have a higher risk of strokes and heart diseases than those with regular blood pressure.

What is the normal blood pressure level?


The normal blood pressure level is (blood pressure good range)  less than 120 over 80 or less. The first number is your systolic pressure and the second number is your diastolic pressure. Your numbers are read 120 over 80, etc. 
If your pressure is 140 over 90 or higher you have high blood pressure.
 
What is systolic blood pressure? What is diastolic blood pressure?
This is the force of blood in your arteries when your heart is beating. This is the force of blood in your arteries when your heart is relaxing.

Blood pressure is dangerous

What is hypertension?

High blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. Your blood pressure is always rising and falling throughout the day and if it rises and stays that way over time, you have high blood pressure
High blood pressure is usually referred to as hypertension. When you have high blood pressure it puts more pressure on the heart, making it work harder than usual. This is why you end up at risk for strokes or heart disease. 

What are the risk factors for hypertension? 

What blood pressure is dangerous? The most common risks of high blood pressure are stroke and heart disease. 

There are a few other risk factors that can be modified and some that cannot be. 

The following are some risks:
 
• Tobacco 
• Physical Inactivity 
• Diabetes 
• Abnormal Cholesterol 

Who can get hypertension? 

Unfortunately, anyone can get high blood pressure but it is more common among African Americans. Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure. African Americans also have a much higher death rate from kidney disease and stroke than white Americans. Even so, with treatment, you can help lower your blood pressure.

Hypertension open questions:

  • Why is blood pressure higher in the morning?
  • What is the link between blood pressure and dehydration?
  • What is blood pressure's lower number?

Why Low Blood Pressure Can Be An Issue

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Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure.
  A blood pressure reading of below 90/60 is considered low. Most of the time, low blood pressure is not concerning. However, low blood pressure can lead to symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, trouble concentrating, or blurred vision.

Low Blood Pressure symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Blurry vision
  • Nausea
  • Light-headedness
  • Dehydration
  • Rapid breathing
  • Confusion
  • Concentration problems

Foods to eat for low blood pressure

On the diet front, the following foods can help fight low blood pressure:
  1. Salty food: High blood pressure is blamed on excessive intake of salt – therefore, hypotension patients may benefit by marginally increasing their salt intake – not more than two grams of sodium in a day. Some of the healthiest salty foods that can benefit low BP patients are cottage cheese, pickles, olives smoked fish, or canned items. 
  2. Coffee: Caffeine in coffee is a stimulant that helps raise heart rate and blood pressure. It is a short-term, temporary solution for hypotension; yet, it is effective. 
  3. Water: Dehydration can also dip blood pressure levels as it decreases the volume of blood. For relief, drink lots of water – and during the warm months of the year, dehydration becomes a common occurrence. 

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