Effects of Low Blood Pressure
Even though there is a specific limit below which, people are said to have low blood pressure (hypotension), there are many different blood pressure levels which may be considered as ‘low’ for various people. So, we will focus generally on the symptomatic effects of low blood pressure.
The effects of low blood pressure start to manifest when the blood pressure is so low, that it cannot pump enough blood to the body’s vital organs. Because of this, serious and dangerous side effects can potentiate in a person. Let us look at these symptoms:
1. The head starts to get dizzy; the person feels light headed and may faint. These can be side effects that can emerge because of low blood pressure, which is actually not allowing an adequate amount of perfusion and oxygenation that is needed for the brain to perform adequately.
2. Because of low blood pressure, the heart may also not receive enough blood flow to fulfill its energy requirements. This may precipitate a heart attack in some people. Therefore, take good care of your blood pressure and keep it within the normal range.
3. As mentioned above, because of low blood pressure, important areas of the brain do not receive adequate oxygenation. This is the reason why low blood pressure can often leave a person prone to developing a stroke, in which brain and nerve tissue may be damaged.
4. In a person with low blood pressure, there is low blood volume. This is a condition which is medically known as Hypovolemia (decreased blood volume). This decreased amount of blood volume can further take a person into shock. This condition is then known as a Hypovolemic shock which is a medical emergency, and needs to be promptly treated in order to save the person.
5. Because of Hypovolemia, inadequate amount of blood may reach the kidneys because of which, the kidneys may not receive proper amount of oxygenation. This leads a person prone to developing ‘Acute Renal Failure’.
If low BP is not producing symptoms in a person, and is showing as his normal blood pressure, it is then taken to be a good positive sign. This is because a person with chronically high blood pressure is prone to developing Angina or Myocardial Infarction which is serious medical problems for the person, and is a threat and burden, worldwide.
If you feel that you are developing the effects of low blood pressure in the form of symptoms, you should drink water as much as your body wants at that particular moment, and keep having adequate nutrition. Your doctor will be of great help in alleviating your symptoms that are seen in the form of low blood pressure effects.
Hence, this concludes the effects of low blood pressure. A normal blood pressure of 115/75 mm Hg is considered to be an ideal figure to maintain, and will help a person in the long run in order to keep all the co-morbid at bay