Eat good and healthy food everyday. Keep away from dusty areas and think positive. That’s the most important reminder I should religiously follow without fail. This is because a nice and delicious meal may not necessarily be a good and healthy food. I am saying this because of my personal experience . Prior to this I used to eat what I like to eat and take lightly about health factors. However since early this year I have been experiencing 3 occurrences of asthmatic cases and dizziness due to low blood pressure. I surf the net to find out about low blood pressure and will find out about asthmatic problems in my future entries.
What is considered to be low blood pressure?
Blood pressure is basically a measurement of the pressure exerted by blood flow on the walls of the arteries, as it is pumped through the body to the various organs. While high blood pressure or hypertension is quite well defined, low blood pressure is usually relative and not an absolute. While the normal measurement of blood pressure is 120/80 mm hg this level could vary quite widely among different individuals, and low blood pressure simply refers to the abnormality, where the blood pressure of the person is much lower than the normal. Low blood pressure symptoms include fatigue, headaches, dizziness or light headedness, because of oxygen deprivation. This is because the reduced blood flow causes a poor supply of oxygen to the brain and other vital organs of the body.
It is important to keep in mind that since low blood pressure is relative to your normal blood pressure levels, what is defined as low blood pressure is likely to vary among individuals. Thus a low blood pressure reading for one person would be normal for another. It is therefore important to go for regular medical checkups to monitor blood pressure so that a drop in blood pressure can be swiftly identified. The normal range of blood pressure could vary from 90/60 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg. A drop of as little as 20 could be problematic for some people and if your normal blood pressure is in the higher range, a drop of 20 would still be seen as normal, which is why periodic testing is necessary. This is also important because low blood pressure symptoms may not always be evident
Low Blood Pressure Problems and Complications
The main dangers of low blood pressure stem from an inability of the heart to pump adequate blood to the various organs of the body. As a result the organs cannot function properly and there could be temporary or even permanent damage to the organs. Low blood pressure problems will generally manifest some symptoms.
Angina or Heart Attack:
An impaired blood flow to the coronary arteries, which are responsible for supplying blood to the heart muscles could cause a person to develop chest pain, symptomatic of angina, or the person could even experience a heart attack.
Kidney Damage or Failure: Reduced blood flow to the kidneys can impair their ability to eliminate wastes from the body, consequentially increasing the levels of these wastes and toxins in the blood. This can therefore create still more complications affecting various other organs of the body.
This is the main danger of low blood pressure. Very low blood pressure levels or persistently low blood pressure levels could lead to rapid deterioration and failure of the vital organs like the heart, brain, lungs, livers and kidneys, leading to death.