Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure Women

Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure Women

Low Blood Pressure In Women

This article is going to be a look at the symptoms and causes of low blood pressure in women and what you can do to help prevent this from happening to you or possibly to improve the condition if you suffer from it now by taking charge of your lifestyle and health.

Symptoms to Watch Out For:

Detecting the symptoms for low blood pressure is difficult usually until it is too late.  But most of the time, common signs include light headiness, dizziness, and fainting. The lowest category of hypotension is when the pressure significantly drops to a much lower level that is way below the normal range.

A systolic pressure that is below sixty coupled with a diastolic pressure of below forty is a very low blood pressure which can expose the person to various risks associated with chronic hypotension.

Dangerous low ranges have readings of 50/33 and this is common to those suffering from atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, kidney problems, and other related illnesses.

A sudden drop in blood pressure can be very dangerous. A sudden change of 20 systolic pressure from 130 to 110 can result in fainting and dizziness. This happens because the brain is not able to get enough supply of oxygen and other nutrients usually carried by the blood. When this happens other related ailments may occur such as stroke, hardening of arteries, and visual damage among others.

Causes of Low Blood Pressure:

The sudden drop in pressure ranges from the chart can be attributed to a lot of factors. For example, your level can significantly drop due to shock. Severe dehydration often results in hypovolemic shock which is also a life-threatening condition. Other types of shock that cause the blood pressure to drop is called anaphylaxis. This is an allergic reaction due to insect bites, food allergies, and a septic shock when an infection is integrated with your bloodstream.

Medications can also drop the level of your pressure. Drugs used for treating high blood pressure (diuretics) can cause your blood to lose pressure.

According to the American Heart Association, the majority of heart medications like antidepressants and beta blockers as well as the drugs used for treating Parkinson’s can significantly drop the levels of blood pressure.

Using narcotics and over-consumption of alcohol can also drop it as well as other over the counter drugs that can interact with hypertension medications.

You can also suffer because of other underlying conditions such as low blood sugar, thyroid problems, and heart failure.  Pulmonary Embolism and Addison’s Disease can also result in a lower blood pressure level. Low blood pressure ranges are much more difficult to quantify even if the current guidelines state that the normal range is 120/80.

However, some health care experts identify low blood pressure ranges as values that are way lower than ninety systolic pressure and sixty diastolic pressure. Similarly, a blood pressure reading that has one lower number either in systolic or diastolic pressure can be considered as low blood pressure. Even if the systolic pressure is 120 (normal) but the diastolic pressure is fifty, this can be considered as hypotension.

Protective Measures for Low Blood Pressure:

CoQ10:

Is thought to influence blood pressure and flow through a mechanism related to nitric oxide. Although most of our CoQ10 is produced by the body itself, certain disease states and long-term statin drug use can cause a deficiency. Eating a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables, nuts, oily fish and beef will help, although in some cases a supplement is necessary too.

Potassium: 

Is an essential mineral that plays a key role in heart function and blood pressure regulation. Correcting low potassium levels greatly reduces high blood pressure, especially if sodium intake is reduced at the same time. This is best achieved by regularly consuming potassium-rich foods such as potatoes, legumes, and other vegetables.

Magnesium:

Deficiency is very strongly associated with high blood pressure. Many studies have shown replacing this magnesium deficiency will significantly improve blood pressure, especially if you already have high blood pressure. Cashews and almonds are very high in magnesium, with one cup providing your daily requirements.

A diet low in Omega-3:

Fats is thought to be bad for high blood pressure.  This is likely due to the importance of  dietary Omega-6: Omega-3 ratio has on heart health.  For this reason, there is strong evidence that increasing Omega-3 fats in the diet can help lower blood pressure.  Fresh fish is the best source, but supplements are a great alternative.

In Closing:

If you ever experience any of the symptoms mentioned above please seek medical attention immediately blood pressure if too high or too low is a real killer do not take any chances with this silent killer.

High Blood Pressure and Low Blood Pressure can be a hereditary condition so always pass all medical history down to your children and grandchildren making sure that all are aware of the health problems they could be up against in the future.

Blood pressure that is too low is known as Hypotension.

Systolic pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic pressure (mm Hg) Pressure Range

90/60 Borderline Low blood Pressure

60/40 Too Low Blood Pressure

50/33 Dangerously Low Blood Pressure

What is Classified as NORMAL Blood Pressure?

Normal Blood Pressure Range

Systolic pressure (mm Hg) Diastolic pressure (mm Hg) Pressure Range

130/85 High Normal Blood Pressure

120/80 Normal Blood Pressure

110/75 Low Normal Blood Pressure

What is Classified as HIGH Blood Pressure? click for link

High Blood Pressure Range
If one or both numbers are usually high, you have high blood pressure (Hypertension).

PLEASE ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR DOCTOR PRIOR TO STARTING ANY DIET CHANGES OR EXERCISE REGIMENT MAKING SURE YOU ARE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PARTICIPATE.

Diet and Blood Pressure:

Research has also proven healthy eating habits reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure and helps lower an already elevated blood pressure. Diets low in sodium and fat are ideal. If you’re striving to avoid high blood pressure in the future, diets that stress eating fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products, fish, poultry and are low in total fat, saturated fats, and cholesterol will also assist in lowering blood pressure.

I Changed My Diet But My Blood Pressure Is Still Too High:

Just changing your eating habits and are exercising may not correct your blood pressure readings. If you are still experiencing high blood pressure you may need to explore other high blood pressure treatments such as medication. High blood pressure treatments using medications vary. Some simply flush water and sodium from your system. Other drugs make your heart beat slower. Still, other medications increase the openings of your blood vessels or make them relax, all of which help to decrease blood pressure.

                             Please always consult with your Doctor first!!!!!!

Note: High Blood Pressure Is just as important To Regulate As Low Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Chart 2

P/S :    Some of the words may look like spelling errors, but are used in medical terminology.

I do have a separate post that addresses High Blood Pressure. Please make sure you check it also here at, Empower Your Lifestyle, hearing from our readers is important and leaving your comments, suggestions, or questions in the space provided below is appreciated.

Thank you and be well.

Michael

Comments are welcome.

6 Replies to “Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure Women”

  1. Thank you for sharing this article about the symptoms of low blood pressure.  A friend of mine was telling me that she has been struggling with low blood pressure problems since the beginning of this summer.   She actually fainted from it the other day.  I am worried about her.   

    We hear so much about high blood pressure but not nearly as much about low blood pressure.    To me it sounds like if someone has been experiencing the symptoms that you describe they need to get to their doctor.  

    1. Hi Sondra,

      Thank you for your comments.

      I am sorry to hear about your friend. Most definitely needs to have her blood pressure checked. Low blood pressure goes un-noticed too often and that is unfortunate. This is very real, prevention before cure.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

  2. Low blood pressure is also a thing? Wow, that not something I’ve heard before, I dont think it is that rampant out there. Even high blood pressure is something I hear my friends complain about but no one has said anything about this. It really needs to be regulated seeing that someone with high blood pressure trying to deal with the issue can end up having low blood pressure. As you have said, one needs to be weary of both of them. Good post here. Educative one!

    1. Hi Henderson,

      Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

      You are so right. Low blood pressure often goes un-noticed. People feel tired and often they do not associate this with low blood pressure. There are also those medications out there that can bring your blood pressure down.

      Best is always be aware of how you are feeling and why you are feeling that way.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

  3. Hi

    Low blood pressure is not as common as high blood pressure but just as dangerous.  The major problem is that low pressure is much harder to treat, as no real medication exist. The normal course of treatment is to find the root cause and to treat that. The most likely cause is taking too much pressure reducing medication. People forget that if you lose weight that high blood pressure medication can reduce it to below normal values, so it is advised to get your pressure measured every year and get the medication changed regularly. Following a diet that increases blood pressure may be advised.

    It can be a difficult to treat and difficult to get use to.

    Thanks

    Antonio

    1. Hi Antonio,

      Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.

      Low blood pressure occurs mostly in women according to stats. You are right about some medications causing low blood pressure. This I know from experience after collapsing from low blood pressure.

      I would suggest having your blood pressure on a more regular basis. A lot can happen in a year. Always better being safe.

      Best wishes,

      Michael

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