How low can they be before you should take a closer at your heart and at which point you need to talk to your doctor. Before doing anything out of the ordinary you need to first find out what low blood pressure means.
- First make sure your monitor is accurate.
Is fluctuating blood pressure normal?
Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day and depending when you test it, it may be high, low or within normal limits. Some fluctuations are normal, but many are not. It may be confusing to see numbers going up and down constantly without any apparent reason. At which point should you be concerned?
It is good to know the basics of fluctuating numbers and to know which numbers indicate good health. This knowledge may save you from many anxious moment. Here is just an example of healthy vs. unhealthy fluctuations. It is a healthy response when the numbers go up by 10 points after a good laugh, however a 30 point increase should make you a bit concerned.
Low blood pressure – the numbers
120/80 mmHg. You’ve seen these numbers before. And although they are considered the gold standard they are in NO WAY the only “good” blood pressure readings.
Numbers such as 115/75 mmHg or 112/72 mmHg are absolutely fine and any doctor should be happy to see them. Lower numbers may pose a problem for many people, although there are exceptions. Some individuals can tolerate numbers as low as 105/65 their entire life without showing any low blood pressure symptoms.
What does low blood pressure mean to your doctor?
You may have already approached your doctor with your symptoms and suspicions only to find out that he would not share your interests. There is a reason for it. Your doctor does not go by how you feel, but by the numbers he can see. Unless he sees numbers below 90/60 mmHg do not expect him to act. Despite your symptoms your doctor cannot do anything unless he confirms a problem. You will receive no treatment even though you complain of fatigue and feeling of running out of steam.
Make sure to keep a log, your doctor is not a psychic!
Despite all odds there is a way to find a sympathetic ear from your doctor. All you need to do is to keep a blood pressure log and present it to him at your appointment time. Remember that excitement increases the readings and you have slim chances proving the origins of your low blood pressure symptoms to your doctor with one reading he takes in his office. So keep a log!
But there is a trick to that. Don`t just write down randomly the numbers you see on the monitor. For a log to be useful it needs to have more information. You must also record the time and your whereabouts next to your readings. There is a reason for it.
Blood pressure fluctuates all the time and unless you write additional information next to the readings you will not be able to tell why the numbers are high or low. Blood pressure of 150/90 mmHg is excusable during exercise, but not while sitting. Low numbers may be normal overnight, but should not be recorded during the evening hours. Your data-rich log can make you understand what affects your numbers, and it can be meaningful to your doctor.
What does low blood pressure mean for your health?
Hypotension is NOT a desirable state. It has consequences few people know about. Low blood pressure diminishes oxygen in vital organs and that has further ramifications. Over short-term it can lead to slower drug detoxification in the liver, weaker performance in the gym, lower grades on math exam, to slower reaction time while driving, and even confusion at a meeting with the boss.
Low blood pressure also has long-term effects that are worth noting. But even doctors may not realize that there is a limit to lowering the numbers. Naturally occurring low blood pressure and overmedication with heart meds have the same effects. Among them are problems very common in elderly:
- higher risk for dementia,
- hearing loss,
- kidney damage,
- poor eyesight
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Causes of low blood pressure
Hypotension does not have to show up because you haven’t eaten or drank water in two days. Realistically unless you are stranded on a deserted island that is not likely.
Hypotension may be induced by other conditions existing in the body. For example, hypotension can be one of the signs of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar. In fact signs of hypoglycemia and symptoms of low blood pressure are tightly interrelated. One can accompany the other. You may have experienced them yourself without realizing. Watch out for coldness appearing with hunger or weakness accompanying foggy thinking. So, which are symptoms of low blood sugar?
Hypotension may also alarm you to an unsuspected adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is too common nowadays and may follow years of chronic stress. Adrenal fatigue, besides producing chronic low blood pressure and continuous feeling of exhaustion can also have surprising negative aesthetic effect on the body. Adrenal fatigue can lead to unwanted hair loss or disturbing skin discoloration.
Everything has causes, even hypotension
Highs, lows and fluctuating blood pressure readings much depend on when, where, and how you measure it. The right timing is key to answering whether you have normally or abnormally fluctuating blood pressure, and whether your low blood pressure numbers are temporary or permanent.
There are many reasons for blood pressure. Among them are nutritional deficiencies, hidden food sensitivities, dehydration, nervous system failure, adrenal fatigue, anemia, dysautonomia, etc. You don’t have to continuously battle with poor stamina, chronic fatigue, poor immunity, and poor circulation. You just have to know why you have it. Once you know, low blood pressure is easy to treat, so don`t wait. Get Revived! Otherwise visit Our STORE for all heart-related needs.