How do I know if the pressure is high or low?

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A way to differentiate the symptoms of high pressure or low pressure is through their symptoms, you can feel weak in the low pressure and with the sensation of fainting, although in the high pressure it is more common to feel palpitations and/or persistent headache.

However, the most effective way of differentiating hypertension from hypotension is by using a digital blood pressure monitor, or using a pharmacy for a health professional. Therefore, it is possible to know what alteration of the tension is about the measurement value:

Faced with the presence of frequent signs and symptoms and possibly indicative of high or low blood pressure, it is important to consult the cardiologist or the general practitioner so that the diagnosis is carried out and the most appropriate treatment can be started.

Differences between high and low pressure

Symptoms that can help to distinguish high pressure from low pressure:

Symptoms of high blood pressure Symptoms of low pressure
Double or blurry vision blurred vision
Buzz in the ears Dry mouth
Pain in the back of the neck Sleepiness or fainting sensation
Persistent headache weakness
palpitations Rapid breathing, weak and low pulse

There are cases where there is a feeling of fainting, but it is associated with a drop in blood sugar levels, being easily confused with a drop in blood pressure, which is why you have to be careful. Also know how to differentiate low pressure from hypoglycemia.

Online blood pressure calculator

If you believe your blood pressure is high, please enter the data in our calculator below:

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What to do in case of high pressure

In cases of high blood pressure, you should take a bottle of orange juice and try to calm down, you can use orange juice to help regulate pressure because it is diuretic, rich in potassium and magnesium. If you are taking any medication for high blood pressure prescribed by your doctor, you should also take it.

If after 1 hour the blood pressure is still high, es decir, above 140 x 90 mmHg, it is advisable to go to the hospital to take a medication to lower the pressure by intravenous route.

What to do in case of low pressure

In cases of low pressure, it is important to lean on a ventilated place and keep the legs elevated, dress the clothes and elevate the legs to increase blood circulation to the brain and regulate blood pressure.

When the symptoms of low pressure occur, the person can get up normally, however, he/she should rest and avoid sudden movements.

See how to measure blood pressure correctly in the video below:

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