Low blood pressure can be one of the most important signs of having a number of health problems in a patient. Hypotension is associated with certain disorders in the functioning of various organs involved in the regulation of blood pressure. Symptoms of low blood pressure may develop gradually or occur suddenly because of serious injury or high blood loss and can be as follows:
- pale complexion;
- central obesity;
- dizziness and nausea;
- weakness and irritability;
- apathy and drowsiness;
- sensitivity to weather changes;
- emotional instability;
- absent-mindedness and impaired memory;
- increased sweating;
- short-term vision impairment;
- difficulty breathing and spasms of the vocal cords;
- impaired body thermoregulation;
- sensitivity to changing climatic conditions;
- shortness of breath and severe palpitations during exercise;
- pulsating headache in the frontal parietal region.
Fainting is possible in patients suffering from hypotension, especially when they are in stuffy or hot rooms. Therefore, if the hypotensive patient is in a public transport and feels weakness or dizziness, he needs to get off at the nearest stop to resume regular breathing.
Symptoms of low blood pressure can be a cause of night sleep disorders and daytime sleepiness. Patients often feel tired and weak, including after a morning awakening. Hypotensive patients usually need more time to rest and sleep than healthy people do.
- If the patient with hypotension experiences weakness and dizziness, he must take a horizontal position or sit down and put the head between knees to avoid fainting.
In most cases, low blood pressure symptoms bring extreme discomfort, for example, a supply of oxygen in the brain tissues may decrease in orthostatic hypotension. The constant and continuous supply of oxygen to the brain is necessary to maintain its metabolic functions; otherwise, there is a risk of brain hypoxia.
When the symptoms of low blood pressure appear suddenly, for the first time in your life, and they are very painful and debilitating, seek medical help and identify the reasons for their occurrence. To identify possible causes of hypotension, you can be prescribed with the following medical procedures:
- blood and urine test;
- definition of electrolyte levels;
- ultrasound or CT of abdominal cavity.
If you experience low blood pressure symptoms, be sure to inform your doctor about this to find out the cause of this condition on time and choose an effective method of complex treatment. Perhaps after consultation, you will be prescribed with a comprehensive therapy to get rid of the hypotension cause.
- Buy a medicine for the hypotension therapy only after consulting a doctor or pharmacist.
When a patient has low blood pressure in the arteries of the systemic circulation, this can affect the duration of menstrual bleeding in women, and this is often the cause of erectile dysfunction in men. In addition, such non-specific symptoms of hypotension as digestive disorders, lack of appetite, and heartburn may occur in low level of arterial pressure.
Sometimes, people with hypotension do not have any signs or symptoms of this disease. For many years, low blood pressure symptoms may not appear, or one of the symptoms, for example dizziness or throbbing headache that often interfere with a full life may present.