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Signs of Low Blood Pressure in Seniors

November 13th, 2018 The Loved Ones Desk Uncategorized

You hear time and time again that you should take care to keep your blood pressure low. However, too low of blood pressure can be highly dangerous, especially for the elderly, as it can be signs of larger health problems.

In order to keep your Loved Ones safe from hypotension, learn to recognize these signs of low blood pressure in seniors.

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

  • Heart Problems — such as valve problems and low heart rate
  • Hormonal Problems — such as thyroid conditions, Addison’s disease, and low blood sugar
  • Dehydration — this can cause other health-related problems as well
  • Severe Infection
  • Heavy Blood Loss
  • Strong Allergic Reaction

Types of Lower Blood Pressure

While some people have naturally low blood pressure, there are certain kinds of low blood pressure that signal a problem:

  • Orthostatic: Occurs when you stand up after sitting or lying down for a while and causes people to feel dizzy.
  • Neurally Mediated: Occurs when you’ve been standing for a long time and causes dizziness or nausea.
  • Shock: Occurs when blood pressure drops dangerously low and affects your kidneys, brain, and other vital organs and is usually caused by a traumatic event.

Signs of Low Blood Pressure

There are certain symptoms of hypotension that signal health issues in seniors such as:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blurred Vision

Signs of Shock Hypotension

Remember this type of low blood pressure is extremely dangerous, especially for seniors, so if you notice these symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention.

  • Weak and fast pulse
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Quick, shallow breathing

 

When it comes to keeping your senior relatives happy and healthy, you can trust the professional caregivers at Loved Ones. With our “never alone” promise, you can rest assured that your loved ones will receive the best care possible.

To learn all about the Loved Ones Difference, simply contact us online or call us at 304-744-4081.


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