When a person suffers from chronic blood pressure syndrome it is not considered a serious matter. Medical trouble can arise when there is a sudden drop in the blood pressure levels. When this happens the brain is unable to receive adequate supply of blood. This can cause the person suffering from the low pressure attack to feel lightheaded or dizzy. This sudden drop occurs generally in people who have been sitting or lying in a particular position for long and then suddenly stand up. This sudden drop in blood pressure levels is known as orthostatic hypotension or sometimes as postural hypotension.
There is a third kind of low blood pressure or hypotension when someone stands for a long time which is called neurally mediated hypotension. If it causes someone to faint it is known as vasovagal syncope. When the cardiovascular system or nervous system fails to respond correctly to certain unexpected changes encountered by the body it is known as postural hypotension. This failure on the part of the cardiovascular or nervous system to adapt to the sudden changes is signalled by the body by transmitting certain messages to the heart which makes it beat more rapidly and also to the blood vessels making it narrower.
The condition of either low or high blood pressure is more prevalent in older people because the supply of blood flow to the brain and heart muscle is lowered with age. The symptoms of low blood pressure include feeling lightheaded or dizzy or unsteady, blurring of vision, body weakness, tiredness, nausea, clammy and pale skin and tendency to pass out. Pregnancy, dehydration, blood loss, heart disorders, septicaemia or any other serious infection, anaphylaxis or a significant insufficient of nutrients in your daily diet can be some of the reasons for the sudden drop on your blood pressure levels.
Low blood pressure in itself is not a serious condition. Often it can be a symptom of another health problem. The underlying conditions differ from person to person. Therefore, it is necessary for the doctor to identify the real cause of your blood pressure problem. First, fix an appointment with your doctor; notify him/her about your medical history, your age, the symptoms you are currently experiencing, and the reasons for the occurrence of the blood pressure drop. The doctor will conduct a thorough physical examination of the concerned patient. Then she or he will make the patient undergo a series of tests where the patient will be asked to stand up suddenly after lying down for some time. During this time, the doctor will take the pulse rate and will check the blood pressure levels.
If the doctor feels necessary then she or he may perform an ECG or an electrocardiogram in order to check the pulse rate and also an echocardiogram/ultrasound test in order to see the condition of the heart and take pictures of it for later reference. She or he might also take blood test samples from the patient in order to check for anemia or any issues with your blood sugar level.
In order to check for irregular heart rate the doctor may ask the patient to get an ECG or a Holter monitor done. An exercise test or stress test may also be advised. In certain cases, a ‘tilt table’ test is performed for a patient experiencing postural hypotension in order to assess the response of the body to unexpected changes in movements or position.
A person who is experiencing shock or symptoms of low blood pressure like feeling lightheaded or dizzy on an off and on basis. Although chronic low blood pressure might not be a serious health issue in itself, it can be a symptom of a much severe underlying medical condition.
All those people who are experiencing the symptoms of low blood pressure mentioned above do not need to go visit a doctor.
The doctor may advise you to increase the amount of salt in your diet because sodium increases pressure drastically. Also, increase the quantity of your fluid intake daily in order to prevent dehydration by drinking lots of water.
You may also be advised to wear stockings that put on compression on your legs by pooling the blood. This can help to reduce inflammation and pain. You may also be prescribed certain medications such as fludrocortisone and midodrine/orvaten help to treat the problem of hypotension or low blood pressure.
With proper rest, medication and water (for drinking, in case the low blood pressure occurred as a result of dehydration) you can recover within a few hours.
In India one strip of 2.5 mg of Midodrine costs about 2,3000 Rupees, an ECG test costs about 250 Rupees in India, and an ultrasound test can cost you about Rs. 1000- 4000 in India.
The results of the treatment depends on well you adhere to the post-treatment guidelines. If you can look after your daily diet and also identity the reasons behind your sudden blood pressure levels you can prevent the sudden attacks from occurring on getting up after lying for some time.
Alternatives for low blood pressure problems include certain home remedies such as increasing the daily water consumption level and cutting down on alcohol which will help to tackle the dehydration levels, having a balance diet which incorporates nutritional items such as fruits, veggies, whole grains and protein such as chicken and fish. Other remedies include gently moving from one place to another instead of getting up suddenly or moving too fast. Avoid sitting with your legs crossed and try to consume small portion of really low-carb foods. Also, keep eating small portions of food throughout the day to prevent the blood pressure levels from dropping suddenly.
Rs. 250- Rs. 4,000
There are different types of heart problems like coronary artery disease, congenital heart failure and cardiomyopathy, but their warning signs are the same i.e. shortness of breath. This is the reason why shortness of breath should never be taken lightly and should always be investigated for heart diseases.
Why does shortness of breath happen?
You may not be able to get in enough air while experiencing shortness of breath. Known medically as dyspnea, shortness of breath is often described as an intense tightening in the chest and a feeling of suffocation. This is one of the most frightening conditions experienced by a patient. You can experience dyspnea without any serious medical problems in these conditions
But if you are not in any of these conditions, then shortness of breath is a sign of a serious medical problem usually involving your heart or lungs. These two vital organs transport oxygen to the rest of your body and remove carbon dioxide; hence problems with either of these organs can affect your breathing. Shortness of breath that comes on suddenly called acute, can be due to other causes too like:
If you have had shortness of breath that has lasted for weeks, then we call it chronic and its causes can be various diseases of the heart apart from asthma and COPD. There is no doubt that your heart may be in trouble, if you have chronic shortness of breath. You may be suffering from these heart conditions:
Treatment of breathlessness can start after you are referred to a heart specialist for further tests to confirm the likely cause.
What is Intestinal Ischemia?
Intestinal ischemia is described as a variety of disorders that cause insufficient blood flow to the gastrointestinal tract. It is a serious condition that can lead to death.
Symptoms of Intestinal Ischemia
Causes of Intestinal Ischemia-
Risk factors of Intestinal Ischemia-
Complications of Intestinal Ischemia-
Diagnosis of Intestinal Ischemia-
Diagnosis of Intestinal ischemia involves the following tests:
Precautions & Prevention of Intestinal Ischemia-
Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia
Homeopathic Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia-
Homeopathy improves blood circulation and relieves pain and other complaints. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of intestinal ischemia are:
Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia-
Acupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.
Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia-
Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia-
In the allopathic treatment of intestinal ischemia, antibiotics are given to treat or prevent infections. Other medications are prescribed to prevent clots from forming, dissolve clots or dilate blood vessels.
Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia-
If your colon has been damaged, you may need surgery to remove the dead tissue. Or, you may need surgery to bypass a blockage in one of your intestinal arteries. If portions of your bowel show signs of damage, you may need surgery to remove the damaged section.
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Intestinal Ischemia-
If you are experiencing pain in the muscles and joints, an enhanced craving for salt, symptoms of low glucose in the blood or low blood pressure, you could be suffering from adrenal insufficiency (AI). The outer layer or cortex of our adrenal gland produces three forms of steroid hormones. In adrenal insufficiency, the cortex fails to produce enough steroid hormones. Some people do not know that they have been affected with adrenal insufficiency until they experience a sudden worsening of symptoms. This is called an adrenal crisis.
The different types of adrenal insufficiencies occur because of different reasons. Primary AI is commonly caused by autoimmune diseases in which our body’s defence system destroys the body’s tissues. Bleeding in glands, genetic diseases and infections are other likely causes.
Secondary AI occurs because of problems with the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland produces a hormone named adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) because of which the adrenal glands produce cortisol. In the case of secondary AI, the pituitary glands stop sending ACTH to the adrenal glands, and cortisol is hence not produced. This may occur by taking certain prescribed medicines.
A patients’s medical symptoms and medical history are observed. The blood levels of cortisol, sodium, potassium and glucose are checked for the detection of AI. The adrenal glands and the pituitary gland are observed by imaging tests. X-rays, ultrasound, and CT and MRI scans may be required.
The treatment of adrenal insufficiency aims at ensuring proper levels of hormones in the body. You may require regular replacement of hormones for life. You have to take glucocorticoids for replacing the cortisol which your body does not provide anymore. Mineralocorticoids should be taken when the body does not produce aldosterone. Extra glucocorticoids may be required during times of intense stress such as a surgery or serious health conditions.
If you experience any symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, it is recommended that you visit a doctor immediately. Early diagnosis will enable early treatment, which is beneficial for you.
Low blood pressure is also known as hypotension. Low blood pressure can be characterized by extreme fatigue, constant recurrence of headache and drowsiness throughout the day. It can also cause severe vertigo, nausea and even fainting. Low blood pressure can be caused due to dehydration, anaemia, hypothyroidism, lack of essential nutrients in diet, extreme stress or heart conditions. Homeopathy is a safe, natural method of treating low blood pressure. It is an effective remedy without causing detrimental consequences or adverse side effects.353216
Homeopathic medicines start by providing “symptomatic” relief. It eases vertigo, nausea, fatigue and provides relief so that the patient can carry on with daily activities without hindrance. The next step is to normalise the blood circulation in the body, which also includes an improvement in the pulse rate and heart functions. This is done to maintain the normal blood pressure range. The third step involves treating the cause of low blood pressure. This includes a detailed study and analysis of the medical history of the patient. There are different causes of low blood pressure and different age groups are affected. Therefore, medicines are prescribed accordingly.
Some highly recommended Homeopathic medicines for low blood pressure:
It is important to include nutrients, dairy products and increase intake of iron-containing food along with the homeopathic medicines prescribed to speed up the health improvement process.
लो ब्लड प्रेशर या निम्न रक्तचाप को हाइपोटेंशन भी कहा जाता है. यह तब होता है जब रक्तचाप सामान्य से काफी कम हो जाता है. इसका अर्थ है कि हृदय, मस्तिष्क और शरीर के अन्य भागों में पर्याप्त रक्त नहीं पहुंच पाता. आदर्श रूप से रक्तचाप, 120/80 (सिस्टोलिक/डायस्टोलिक) से कम होना चाहिए. सिस्टोलिक के लिए 90 मिलीमीटर एचजी से कम और डायस्टोलिक के लिए 60 मिलीमीटर एचजी से कम को लो बीपी माना जाता है. बिना किसी लक्षण या संकेत के लो बीपी अस्वस्थ नहीं होता है. चक्कर आना और बेहोशी दोनों लो बीपी के मुख्य लक्षण हैं. ये लक्षण सबसे आम हैं जब व्यक्ति लेटने या बैठने के बाद खड़ा होता है. लो बीपी के सामान्य कारण हैं रक्त की मात्रा में कमी, हृदय रोग और दवाएं. दोनों लो और हाई बीपी का जोखिम आमतौर पर उम्र बढ़ने के कारण बढ़ता है. लो बीपी का उपचार इसके होने के कारण पर निर्भर करता है. आइए लो ब्लड प्रेशर के लक्षणों को जानें.
खून की कमी
कई बार शरीर में रक्त की कमी, निम्न रक्तचाप का कारण बनती है.किसी बड़ी चोट या अंदरूनी रक्तस्राव के कारण शरीर में अचानक खून की कमी हो जाती है, जिससे रक्तचाप निम्न हो जाता है.
कमजोरी व पोषण की कमी
पोषण की कमी और कमजोरी निम्न रक्तचाप का एक बढ़ा कारण है. जरूरी पोषक तत्वों की कमी होने पर शरीर पर्याप्त मात्रा में लाल रक्त कोशिकाएं नहीं बना पाती जिससे रक्तचाप निम्न हो जाता है.
हृदय से जुड़ी किसी भी प्रकार की समस्या होने पर रक्तचाप निम्न हो सकता है. इसलिए इस दौरान आपको विशेष सावधानी बरतने की जरूरत है.
पानी की कमी
शरीर में पानी की कमी से आप कई बार कमजोरी महसूस करते हैं. पानी की कमी से सिर्फ लो ब्लडप्रेशर ही नहीं, स्वास्थ्य से जुड़ी अन्य समस्याएं भी होती हैं जिसमें बुखार, उल्टी, डायरिया आदि शामिल हैं.
महिलाओं में गर्भावस्था के समय लो ब्लडप्रेशर की समस्या हो सकती है क्योंकि इस समय सर्कुलेटरी सिस्टम तेजी से बढ़ता है और
ब्लडप्रेशर कम हो जाता है.
अगर आपको स्वास्थ्य से जुड़ी कुछ अन्य समस्याएं जैसे डायबिटीज, थायरॉयड, एडिसंस डिसीज आदि हैं, तो आप निम्न रक्तचाप के मरीज हो सकते हैं. इसके अलावा किसी प्रकार का टेंशन, सदमा लगने, डर जाने, इंफेक्शन आदि होने पर भी यह समस्या हो सकती है.
अन्य स्वास्थ्य समस्याएं
अगर आप किसी स्वास्थ्य समस्या से पीड़ित हैं और उसवके लिए लगातार दवाईयों का सेवन कर रहे हैं, तब भी यह निम्न रक्तचाप का कारण बन सकता है.
सामान्य तौर पर जब आप अचानक बेहद कमजोरी महसूस करें या चक्कर आने जैसे लक्षण निम्न रक्तचाप के हो सकते हैं. लेकिन प्रमुख रूप से थकान, डिप्रेशन, जी मचलाना, प्यास लगना, धुंधला दिखाई देना, त्वचा में पीलापन, शरीर ठंडा पड़ जाना, आधी-अधूरी और तेज सांसें आना आदि निम्न रक्तचाप के प्रमुख लक्षण हैं.