How to Prevent Blood Pressure Drops this Summer

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 The heat is approaching, and with it, many people begin to suffer dizziness, tachycardia or fainting caused by a drop in blood pressure. The widening of the blood vessels derived from high temperatures causes the blood to circulate with less force and, consequently, lower blood pressure. There are people who suffer from it to a greater extent or are more prone to it: those with a greater tendency to dehydrate, those who drink more alcohol, eat more copious meals, have a very sedentary life, suffer from anemia, or spend a lot of time outdoors.

It is a phenomenon that can also happen due to taking certain medications or during pregnancy, so we must be alert and take special care. We tell you how to prevent voltage drops this summer, below.


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The best prevention.

To avoid the decrease in tissue oxygenation and falls that could be caused by hypotension, it is very important:

  • Avoid spending a long time in a horizontal position and always get up slowly.
  • Ensure proper hydration, drinking water or infusions regularly and without waiting to be thirsty. The hotter it is and the more we sweat, the more we should drink (minimum 1.5 or 2 liters per day).
  • Eating in a divided way, that is, small portions of food divided into 4-6 times a day, according to our schedules and our energy expenditure, is the main measure to control hypotension. The reason is that copious meals force more blood to move to the digestive tract, which can lead to dizziness or fainting.
  • Check that the 3 main meals of the day contain an adequate amount of complex carbohydrates, proteins and fiber.
  • The World Health Organization recommends not exceeding 5 grams of salt per day. Hypotensive people can be guided by this figure, because sodium can help balance low blood pressure values. Tea, ginger, or licorice can help us at those times.
  • Choose light and loose clothing, to promote perspiration and improve circulation.
  • Do not perform intense exercise during the central hours of the day or when it is very hot because, although it strengthens the heart, high temperatures favor excessive sweating, dehydration and, ultimately, drops in blood pressure.
  • Avoid alcohol because, in addition to its multiple harmful effects on health, it lowers blood pressure for up to 12 hours after taking it and encourages the elimination of water through urine.
  • Check your blood pressure regularly at home and on visits with your doctor or nurse, to prevent complications in time.


Strengthen your tissues.

And don't forget to take care of your veins, arteries and the rest of the body tissues by taking Collagen with Magnesium as it helps its maintenance and regeneration, as well as enhancing its elasticity and the normal functioning of the circulatory system (not only during hot seasons, but throughout year).

In conclusion, put yourself in the hands of the relevant specialists and take care of your cardiovascular health so that you can continue enjoying your day to day with all these tips. On the other hand, if you are one of those who suffer from hypertension, this is your article.

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