Low blood pressure can indicate a number of serious diseases and provoke them. On Sunday, May 1, the therapist of the MEDSI Clinic, Evgenia Ivanova, told the Prime agency.
She stressed that arterial hypotension is a decrease in pressure by 20% of the usual values.
According to Ivanova, when blood pressure decreases, the blood supply to the vessels of the brain is disrupted, in some cases it can increase the risk of developing diseases such as angina pectoris, ischemic stroke, and kidney failure.
The doctor stressed that arterial hypotension can be divided into acute and chronic.
“Acute is characterized by a sharp drop in blood pressure that occurs during collapse, due to a decrease in heart function, vascular tone and a decrease in circulating blood volume. This condition can occur due to acute myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, severe heart rhythm disturbances, ”the therapist explained.
Chronic arterial hypotension is also divided into physiological and pathological. The physiological one does not lead to a change in well-being and a decrease in working capacity, while the pathological one is accompanied by headache, dizziness, general weakness, increased fatigue, sleep disturbance and sweating.
In addition, the doctor said that pathological arterial hypotension can develop due to overwork or overstrain, as well as due to infectious diseases, anemia, diseases of the cardiovascular system and others.
On December 5, 2021, Robert Schwinger, a German doctor and board member of the Bavarian Heart Attack Network, said that low blood pressure can lead to a heart attack. Symptoms of low blood pressure included tinnitus, weakness, headaches, and arrhythmias. If these symptoms are detected, Schwinger advises to consult a doctor.
On December 1 of the same year, doctor and TV presenter Andrey Prodeus told Izvestia that 40 minutes of physical activity a day and several cups of coffee are enough to cope with low blood pressure. According to the specialist, if a person has low blood pressure, it is best to consult a doctor and find out the causes of this phenomenon. The most common cause of low blood pressure is a weak vascular tone. Then you can raise it yourself with the help of physical activity for at least 40 minutes a day and drinks containing caffeine, the doctor added.