Generally, high blood pressure is very common in people with diabetes than people without diabetes. If you are unable to control your high blood pressure, you may have a risk to attack in heart disease, stroke and kidney disease. The people are who have a blood pressure goal of less than 140/80, they have diabetes. What will happen if your blood pressure is so low?
What is low blood pressure?
Usually, low blood pressure is known as hypo-tension. Most of the people think that low blood pressure is a good thing, but low blood pressure can be a serious condition for some people. A blood pressure of less than 120 over 80 is the perfect level for those people who have no diabetes. Generally, low blood pressure is defined as a blood pressure of less than 90/60. There is likely no cause for concern, if your blood pressure tends to hover in that area without any symptoms. If you notice that any signs occur, then you can understand that something is wrong.
Symptoms of low blood pressure with diabetes
If you have the following symptoms, low blood pressure may be a sign that there’s an underlying medical condition:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Feeling weak
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Lack of concentration
- Feeling confused
- Cold, clammy skin
- Blurred vision
- Rapid, shallow breathing
If you have a stomach bug, flu, or have been outside for a long time in hot weather, some of the above symptoms can occur. If you sit in the hot tub for a while, you might occasionally get dizzy. Generally, these are not signs of a serious medical problem. It is very essential to seek medical help if the above signs occur. Most of the older people may seem blood pressure that drops upon standing is called orthostatic or postural hypotension, while blood pressure that drops after eating is called postprandial hypotension and this type is also more common in those people who have high blood pressure.
Causes of low blood pressure
Low blood pressure may be different person to person. Naturally, some people have low blood pressure and they are totally healthy, but for other people, certain medical conditions can cause low blood pressure that includes:
- Pregnancy: A woman’s cardiovascular system increases when they are pregnant whose can lead to low blood pressure.
- Prolonged bed rest: Typically, this can generate orthostatic hypotension.
- Heart problems: Heart attack, heart valve problems, and heart failure can lower your blood pressure.
- Dehydration: Generally, dehydration is amenable to reducing blood volume so that blood pressure can be lower.
- Blood loss: If your blood volume and blood pressure, drops as a result of internal bleeding or some kind of major trauma, then you may have low blood pressure.
- Endocrine problems: Addison disease, thyroid disease, nerve and low blood glucose damage from diabetes may lower your blood pressure.
- Severe infection: Septic shock, is a life-threatening drop in blood pressure, if any infection enters the bloodstream.
- Severe allergic reaction: Along with difficulty breathing, itching and hives, an allergic reaction to medicine, foods, or any bee wound can cause a drop in blood pressure which is called anaphylactic shock.
- Medicines: Moreover, some medicines can create blood pressure to drop too low including diuretics, some Parkinson disease drugs, beta blockers, some antidepressants, tadalafil and sildenafil
- Vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency: Moreover, a lack of either of these B vitamins can cause anemia that can lead to low blood pressure.
Treating low blood pressure when you have diabetes
If there are no symptoms, sometimes low blood pressure does not need to be treated or while you stand up, if the symptoms are very mild, such as a brief spell of dizziness.
Your doctor needs to address and treat the underlying cause, such as diabetes or, heart failure or possibly change the type of medicine that you take, if you have any of the above-mentioned conditions that may be causing low blood pressure. For low blood pressure, other treatments can include:
- Adding more salt to your diet
- Drinking more fluids
- Wearing compression stockings
- Avoiding alcohol
- Working very slowly from a sitting to a standing position
- Taking certain medicines, such as fludrocortisone or midodrine
You can check your blood pressure regularly, and especially when you get any symptoms and I think it is very good idea to control your blood pressure. If you face any problem, you must confirm you doctor.