Low Blood Pressure In Heart Sufferers?
I want to ask, my father has a low tension and he has heart disease. What foods are suitable for raising blood pressure, but good for people who have heart disease? Thank you
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In general, a human can maintain normal circulation and adequate blood supply for all organs at MAP (mean arterial pressure) of at least 65, which is calculated from systolic pressure plus 2 times diastolic pressure, then divided by 3 (eg blood pressure 90/60, then MAP it is 70, which means it is sufficient to supply all organs of the human body). In general, people with heart disease are given medicines to ease the heart's work, both in the form of diuretics (releasing excess fluid from the body, which makes urine more frequent), anti-hypertension (eg captopril, amlodipine, candesartan, etc.) and drugs other drugs to control heart rhythm and prevent abnormal heart rhythms (eg bisoprolol, digoxin, etc.). The average drug does indeed reduce blood pressure. As long as the MAP is above 65 as explained before, the body's organs can be supplied properly. Things to note are symptoms such as dizziness / headache or pain / even fainting with changes in position for example from sleep to wake up, even though the MAP is more than 65, it is advisable to consult again with a specialist who provides therapy to your father, because of the possibility of the brain adapting to Higher MAP (for example due to long and uncontrolled high blood pressure), this condition requires adjusting the dose of the drug given. Do not reduce / increase the dose or medication alone without doctor's instructions. So the solution is not on food / drinks to increase tension (because foods that increase tension, for example, which have a high salt content will actually aggravate the work of the heart, and worsen the heart disease), but rather is adjusting the dose / type of heart medication.
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