You have Low Blood Pressure


Sorry we may have to admit you because you have a low blood pressure.

Ehen, low blood level ke, wo if you want me to think I can start thinking now. How can i have a low blood level with all these things getting me worried?
Ma, low blood pressure does not mean you have to think or that you are not worrying enough, ma low blood pressure means your blood pressure reading is less than expected. It is not a bad thing and it is also bad considering the fact that you look pale and you are weak.
Ehen? Doctor, please explain in terms I can understand.

That was my ordeal last week. I know I have heard of people dying of high blood pressure but low blood pressure. It seems awkward to say, so and so person died of low blood pressure. Well people do.
First things first – what is considered low blood pressure? Doctors diagnose you as having low blood pressure if you have a consistent blood pressure reading of 90/60 or less. The question is whether or not this is a problem or a blessing.
Some people have a blood pressure level that is naturally low. That is, there is no specific cause or reason why. However, some health conditions or medicines can cause you to develop low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure, also called hypotension, is blood pressure that is low enough that the flow of blood to the organs of the body is inadequate and symptoms and/or signs of low blood flow develop.
Low pressure alone, without symptoms or signs, usually is not unhealthy.

The symptoms of low blood pressure include lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting. These symptoms are most prominent when individuals go from the lying or sitting position to the standing position.
Low blood pressure that causes an inadequate flow of blood to the body’s organs can cause strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure. It’s most severe form is shock.
Common causes of low blood pressure include a reduced volume of blood, heart disease, and medications.

Treatment of low blood pressure is determined by the cause of the low pressure. Most people with low blood pressure will not need treatment.
If your doctor or nurse feels that you would benefit from treatment, they will often try to find a cause for your low blood pressure. If they can find the cause, they should be able to decide on the most appropriate treatment for you. A colleague who is not a doctor recommended fruits, lots of rest, and vegetable. Well, there you go low blood pressure is also as bad as high blood pressure so if you have a low BP see your doctor just to be safe.


About Lanwa Omonitan

I am a Nigerian. Born and bred with history. I don't discriminate rather I learn. We all have it, A past but I will share mine with you.

Posted on July 17, 2013, in Home. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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    for. You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless
    you man. Have a nice day. Bye

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