Blood pressure is defined as low when at rest it drops below 90/60 mmHg. Also called hypotension, it is a fairly widespread phenomenon. It can cause several nuisances especially in the summer season. Although it is not considered a worrying and dangerous condition for the heart. Read on to see what the symptoms and causes are, and especially what to do when you have low blood pressure.
The causes and symptoms
The symptoms of low blood pressure can be: generalized fatigue, dizziness, confusion, irritability and increased sweating. The causes, however, are manifold and the remedies depend on them. Genetic predisposition, physical activity and dehydration are among the possible causes that can cause hypotension. Pregnancy or taking certain types of medications are also likely to be causes. Furthermore, remember that the environment is fundamental. In fact, very hot places can cause a temporary drop in blood pressure.
How to intervene to raise blood pressure values
Let’s continue talking about what to do. A doctor’s consultation should always be required to make a correct diagnosis. However, we remind you that among the treatments to be undertaken, in addition to the pharmacological one, we also have the natural one. Nutrition and diet adopted can play an important role. Therefore those with low blood pressure should avoid consuming alcoholic drinks, large meals and mineralized water. For those suffering from low blood pressure we recommend that you always keep liquorice sticks with you. Licorice can help increase blood pressure thanks to the presence of glycerizziana. If you prefer drinks, then caffeine and ginseng is for you. Attention, you need to take small doses, otherwise you could create the opposite effect. Also because often it is not only low blood pressure that is dangerous, but the change between low and high blood pressure. Finally, we remind you that maintaining a good degree of hydration is an excellent remedy for hypotension.