Before you decide to take any kind of blood pressure medication, it’s important to check and see if you are experiencing low blood pressure symptoms or if your blood pressure is actually low enough to be treated with medication.
The difference between the two can be pretty significant, and you could save yourself some trouble by differentiating between the two before taking any medication.
Read on for more information on the eight low blood pressure symptoms you might be experiencing right now.
Dizziness is one of the most common low blood pressure symptoms. This symptom can manifest as either lightheadedness or a feeling of spinning.
If you feel dizzy, lie down and elevate your feet to help raise your blood pressure.
It may also be helpful to drink some ginger tea or eat a banana for additional relief! In addition to these home remedies, make sure you are wearing appropriate shoes and limiting your alcohol intake.
Remember that it’s always important to consult with a doctor if these symptoms persist so they can provide further recommendations.
With this blog post, we hope we’ve been able to clear up any questions you might have about how low blood pressure can affect you.
For more information on high blood pressure and how it differs from low blood pressure, please read our blog post What Is The Difference Between High And Low Blood Pressure?
A reduction in blood pressure can cause fainting. When your blood pressure drops, the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen and may faint as a result.
If you’re feeling lightheaded or dizzy, try to sit down or lie down for a few minutes until the symptoms go away.
Drinking more water, getting more rest and taking it easy are some other ways to try to prevent fainting if you have low blood pressure.
If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, there are many different medications available to help keep it under control so that these types of things don’t happen.
3) Ringing in the ears
It’s common to experience a ringing in the ears when your blood pressure is low. The condition may be caused by high altitude, a drop in blood pressure due to standing up too quickly, or even stress.
Persistent ringing in the ears can be an indication of other health conditions, such as heart disease.
If you experience persistent ringing in the ears and it doesn’t go away after a few minutes, it’s wise to consult with your physician and rule out any underlying health issues.
As mentioned before, high altitude can also lead to ringing in the ears. In some cases, people have reported feeling dizzy at higher altitudes.
So if you start feeling lightheaded while at a higher elevation, try taking short breaks every 15-20 minutes during your hike so that your body can adjust to the change in elevation.
4) Tingling sensation
You may feel a tingling sensation in your hands, feet, or lips. This is often because your blood pressure is so low that it’s just not enough to power the nerve signals you need.
The tingling can be due to nerve damage caused by very low blood pressure.
It’s also possible that you have a drop in temperature and the increased sensitivity of your skin can make this feeling more pronounced.
A doctor will be able to confirm if there are any other health conditions behind this sensation.
If they suspect nerve problems, they might suggest wearing protective gloves when washing dishes or going outside with cold hands/feet.
However, most people don’t find the discomfort too worrisome since it usually goes away after their blood pressure increases again.
Once you’re aware of these symptoms, take note of what makes them worse and better for a clearer picture of your personal triggers.
These little things could help you avoid further complications from chronic hypertension down the line!