What to do if the pressure drops sharply

What pressure is considered normal in a person


  • normal pressure is 120/80, but the indicator depends on many individual factors, so doctors allow deviations in a certain range;
  • low (hypotension) – 90/60;
  • increased (hypertension) – higher than 140/90.

Causes of low blood pressure

  • low blood volume, often due to fasting or not drinking enough water;
  • heart disease;
  • hormonal imbalance;
  • dysfunction of the thyroid gland;
  • decreased hemoglobin levels;
  • anemia;
  • taking medications.

Signs of hypotension:

  • dizziness;
  • weakness, loss of strength, drowsiness;
  • aching pain in the back of the head;
  • weak heartbeat;
  • pale cold skin;
  • nausea and vomiting.

Prevention of low blood pressure:

  • drink more water;
  • training, physical activity;
  • exclusion of a sedentary lifestyle;
  • quitting alcohol or reducing consumption to a minimum;
  • do not jump off the floor, chair, bed: do it calmly;
  • do not sit cross-legged.

Rapidly increase blood pressure: ways

There is no pill or medicine that can instantly increase blood pressure. Treatment is individually tailored to the cause of the hypotension. If necessary, it is better to increase the pressure in the first half of the day and dosed, otherwise, it can lead to insomnia, tachycardia, increased nervous excitability.

  • drink a strong cup of coffee;
  • Lie on a hard surface and raise your legs to allow blood flow to your brain and heart.
  • brew tincture of ginseng, lemongrass, Eleutherococcus extract;
  • eat something salty: feta cheese, pickled vegetables, cucumbers, or fish;
  • you can also eat a few pieces of dark chocolate;
  • drink water;
  • put on compression stockings
  • use a wrist expander and do the exercise for 15-20 seconds on each hand.

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