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Low blood pressure or drop in the blood pressure is konown as hypotension in medical term. The prodromal and major sign of drop in the blood pressure is sensetation of dizziness and fainting. Sometimes, in severe cases like sudden and unexpected drop in the blood pressure may be life-critical. These life-threatening low blood pressure causes a person strive for his/her life. The most important indications of sudden drop in the blood pressure are: Sudden blurred vision, clammy skin, dizziness, nausea, fainting, fatigue, lack of concentration, lightheadedness, shallow breathing, depression, syncope and thirst. The tension or blood pressure is a measurement of the blood pressure rate in your arteries for the period of the active and resting phases of heart beatings. When you measure your tension with blood pressure monitor named sphygmomanometer you see on the monitor two numbers as top number and bottom number. This is why we have both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in our bodies. These numbers mean: 1- Systole in medical term systolic pressure: The upper number is the value of pressure in your heart as it creates while pumping blood throughout your arteries to the rest of your body. 2- Diastole in medical term diastolic pressure: The lower number is the value of pressure in your arteries while your heart is at rest through heartbeats. The medical scientist identify normal blood pressure in medical term known as normotension as equal to 120/80 or lower. However, blood pressure rate of a person may not be always the same because of his/her body position and/or physical/ emotional/ psychological conditions such as breathing rhythm, food-drink, medications and stress level. Tension is mostly lowest at nighttime and goes up abruptly on waking up. What may be the causes of drop in the blood pressure or low blood pressure? The causes of hypotension are:

1- Pregnancy. 2- Heart diseases such as bradycardia, heart attack, heart valve problems and heart failure. 3- Endocrine disturbances like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism and hypoglycemia. 4- Dehydration. 5- Blood loss. 6- Severe infection as viral and bacterial septicemia. 7- Severe allergic reaction as anaphylaxis. 8- Lack of nutrients and vitamin in diet such as vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency. 9- Age. 10-Some medications such as alpha blockers, beta blockers, diuretics, drugs for Parkinson’s disease, sildenafil and tricyclic antidepressants. Low blood pressure fall into the categories of the causes and other factors. These categories are: Postural or orthostatic hypotension is low blood pressure on standing up; Postprandial hypotension is low blood pressure after eating; Neurally mediated hypotension is low blood pressure from faulty brain signals; Multiple system atrophy with orthostatic hypotension is low blood pressure due to nervous system damage. If you saw the doctor and have no healthy problem with your drop in the blood pressure and hypotension you can try home remedies. You can organize your lifestyle as following: Try to use more salt: In fact, we are adviced to limit salt consumption in our diets by experts. For, sodium can cause blood pressure to go up. For people with low blood pressure excess sodium may be a solution in order to have a normal tension. However, you must first take your doctor’s advice to do it. Try to drink much more water than usual: Hypotension can be treated by drinking enough water. For, liquids helps blood volume to increase and prevents dehydration. Avoid drinking alcohol and more coffee: Even if you are a social drinker or you drink alcohol in moderation, please do not forget alcohol and more coffee both cause hypernatremic dehydration both in body and skin. In addition to all these please eat small, low-carb meals by following a healthy diet.

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