Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension, is characterized by a blood pressure reading below normal reference values. A blood pressure below 100/60 mmHg is considered low, while a healthy, normal blood pressure is typically around 120/80 mmHg.

Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure

Symptoms of low blood pressure may include dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and a tendency to faint. Affected individuals may feel weak, lethargic, and lack drive. Cold hands and feet can also be noticeable, which not only feels uncomfortable but can also impair immune system function. It’s no coincidence that people with cold hands and feet are more prone to infections.

Causes of Low Blood Pressure

The causes can also be diverse, which is why a thorough medical history and diagnostic evaluation are necessary.

Triggers for low blood pressure may include:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Dehydration (lack of fluids)
  • Certain medications
  • Environmental factors
  • Hormonal imbalances

In cases of hormonal imbalances, consideration should be given to the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism), the adrenal cortex (Addison’s disease), or the pituitary gland, also known as the hypophysis.

Treatment of Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure, although less common than high blood pressure (hypertension), can cause health problems and requires an individualized approach to therapy. Hormonal evaluation, using specific laboratory tests, may be necessary before treatment. The goal of therapy is to alleviate symptoms and improve quality of life. Measures such as adequate fluid intake, a balanced diet to harmonize acid-base balance, regular exercise, and wearing compression stockings can help lower blood pressure. A balanced lifestyle and medical advice are crucial for understanding the causes and initiating appropriate measures for symptom relief.

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With the help of proven integrative approaches, the cause of low blood pressure can be identified and treated. We are happy to assist you further.

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