What should I take at low pressure?
Low blood pressure indicates a relative weakness( low tone) of blood vessels.It is customary to talk about hypotension when BP is 90/60 mm.Gt;Art.Or even less.This condition is much less dangerous than hypertension.In many cases, there is an asymptomatic course, that is, a person does not complain of poor health.In young people, athletes and people with asthenic physique, hypotension is regarded as a variant of the physiological norm.Table of Contents: Symptoms of hypotension Possible causes of low blood pressure What to take at low pressure Traditional medicine recipes for hypotension
Symptoms of hypotension
Many people have lowering blood pressure accompanied by unpleasant symptoms.
Symptoms of low blood pressure:
- general weakness;
- a constant feeling of fatigue;
- increased fatigue( both physical and mental);
- drowsiness during the day;
- darkening in the eyes.
Many hypotonic patients in the morning after awakening take time to "swing".If the pressure drops below 90/60, a brief loss of consciousness is possible.
Important: hypotension is dangerous because in this state the blood can go badly to the heart muscle and the brain.As a consequence, oxygen supply to tissues worsens.
Normal BP values vary depending on age, gender, physique and some other individual factors.Some averaged figures are considered to be 120/80.To confirm the presence of hypotension, it is necessary to monitor blood pressure with a tonometer at least twice a day for 2-3 weeks.If low rates are observed for several days in a row, and accompanied by worsening of well-being, it is recommended to start taking medications or resort to proven folk remedies.
It is important to undergo a complete examination to identify the true causes of hypotension.
Possible causes of low pressure
The following pathologies may be the cause of hypotension:
- neurocirculatory dystonia;
- tuberculosis( in particular - with lung lesions);
- stomach ulcer;
- adrenal gland dysfunction;
- pancreatic disease( including pancreatitis);
- disorders of the thyroid gland;
- lesions of the liver;
If serious problems are identified, special attention should be paid to the therapy of the underlying disease.Symptomatic therapy may be ineffective.
Please note: before each medication for hypotension, it is necessary to use a tonometer.There are cases when women who suffered from low blood pressure for many years, with the onset of menopause, developed hypertension, accompanied by sharp changes in blood pressure.Patients, feeling the deterioration of the condition, took funds from hypotension, and the pressure was actually already increased.
What to take when the pressure is low
Important: Doctors recommend taking medications from low blood pressure, including those who do not suffer from hypotension with poor health!
A cup of strong coffee helps to raise the blood pressure and cheer up.However, its frequent consumption can cause a completely opposite reaction of the organism, c.T due to the pronounced diuretic properties of caffeine.Experts say that people who consume 4 or more cups of coffee a day, this drink practically does not change the pressure.Many hypotonic patients are simply contraindicated.
To increase the blood pressure can also tea, and the green is more effective than the usual for most of us black.To increase the pressure you need to drink freshly brewed leaf tea, and not a substitute in sachets.
There is an opinion that you can increase the pressure by taking 50 ml of good cognac or red wine.This method is really effective, but doctors strongly recommend that alcohol be avoided for patients suffering from hypotension.
Alcoholic tinctures of medicinal plants
In pharmacy chains you can buy inexpensive phytopreparations without prescription, which are alcohol extracts of medicinal plants.They should be taken strictly following the dosage prescribed by the doctor.
Important: These dosage forms are contraindicated in patients with liver pathologies and alcohol addicts.Against the background of such problems, it is recommended to take extracts in tablets.
Plants, tinctures of which are most effective at low blood pressure:
- Eleutherococcus( as a rule, take 10 drops in the morning hours);
- Aralia Manchu;
- Schisandra( shown courtesy course during the week);
- Rhodiola rosea( duration of admission - no more than 4 weeks).
Other pharmacological preparations
Drugs for pressure increase that can be used as directed by a physician:
Fludrocortisone belongs to the clinical and pharmacological group of mineralocorticosteroids.This drug is effective in almost all forms of hypotension.Its administration can cause swelling on the background of the delay of sodium salts in the body and hypokalemia.Exceeding the therapeutic dose causes hypertension.
Midodrin stimulates the vascular walls, which increases blood pressure.This pharmacological preparation is especially effective if hypotension has developed against the background of disorders of nervous regulation.
Citramone is a very famous and inexpensive drug, one of the active components of which is caffeine.It stimulates blood flow by expanding the blood vessels.Taking pills helps to cope with headache and drowsiness.
If the pressure is lowered in the morning, 20-30 drops of Cordiamine and 1 tsp are recommended.Magnolia extract.You can also take 1 tab.Glycine( under the tongue), a tablet of vitamin C( "ascorbic") and a couple of tablets of green tea extract.
Traditional medicine recipes for hypotension
Effective and safe means for hypotension are decoctions based on medicinal plant collections:
- Take 1 part of the dried root of Eleutherococcus, 2 parts of rhizome root of marsh, 4 parts of horsetail grass and5 pieces of berries and flowers of hawthorn and dandelion root.Stir the ingredients thoroughly.1 tbsp.L.Collect a glass of hot water, and boil for 5 minutes.Add 1 tbsp.L.Of natural honey.The broth is recommended to drink 100 ml 3 times a day.
- Take an equal number of flowers of chicory, strawberry leaves, hips, yarrow and St. John's wort, as well as juniper fruit.Grind and mix all the ingredients thoroughly.1 tbsp.L.Collect 1 liter of boiling water and insist for 1.5-2 hours.Strain the infusion, and take 3 times a day for half an hour before meals.
- 1 tbsp.L.Of tartar flowers, pour 200 ml of boiling water.Insist 2 hours in a tightly wrapped container, and then strain.Take 50 ml 4 times a day.
If the cause of hypotension is adrenal insufficiency, tea from black currant leaves will help.
An excellent remedy for hypotension is freshly squeezed celery juice.It should be drunk for 1 tsp.Three times a day before meals.
Increase blood pressure will help pinch ordinary table salt.It must be rinsed without washing with water.
During pregnancy, many pharmacological preparations, as well as some traditional medicine( infusions and decoctions of herbs) are highly undesirable.
Safe natural means for low pressure in a woman who is preparing to become a mother are:Cranberry mousse or juice
- birch sap;
- freshly brewed tea with a slice of lemon;
- pumpkin broth with the addition of natural honey.
Vladimir Plisov, medical reviewer