Hypotension, or low blood pressure, occurs when your blood pressure drops below the normal range, which is around 120 (systolic)/80 (diastolic) for the average person. Hypotension is treatable; however, if left untreated, it can weaken the heart and cause symptoms of lethargy, weakness, lightheadedness, fatigue, and even fainting due to inadequate blood flow to the heart, brain, and other vital organs.
Common causes of low blood pressure include poor diet and malnutrition, loss of blood, and emotional disorders (i.e., bulimia, anorexia). Here are 10 tips for controlling your low blood pressure…
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1. Consume a Balanced Diet
Eating a healthy, balanced diet—made up of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, fresh fruits and vegetables will help keep your blood pressure stable. Also, eating smaller, more frequent meals will encourage digestion and absorption better than larger meals.