How to know when you have hypotension

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How to detect you have hypotension at a point

One of the common medication condition affecting the tropics and savannah is Malaria. Some of the countries are Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Benin, Cameroun, India, Cuba, Ethiopia, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico and so on.

These mean as you reading you most likely at the risk of Malaria at a particular season of the year or beaten by the anopheles mosquitoes.

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It’s is essential I tell you that Malaria can easily put you at the risk of hypotension at any episode and it’s determined by age, dehydration or some underlying medical conditions.

The Need to watch out

At any episode of Malaria; including cerebral malaria, you must make sure all your vital signs are taken and examined by a Medical practitioner or a qualified health professional like Nurse or Pharmacist. This practice will keep your health and avoid sudden complications of hypotension.

Signs that shows; when you are have hypotension
Dizziness and Fainting

A feeling of not coordinated or feeling weakness all times; extreme dizziness and episode of fainting at a point making it difficult to stand or walk the closest distance.

A drop in blood pressure of the heart makes it difficult to supply enough quantity of blood to circulate the body. Therefore enough blood required to supply glucose (sugar); and other electrolyte to the brain and other part of the body.

As the glucose level drops the person start feeling faint because the glucose level in the body and brain deplete.

Other signs of hypotension in malaria include cold, pale skin, nausea, rapid and shallow shaking.

The Solution
  1. Ensure you are always hydrated and never starve yourself of food especially when you start feeling symptoms of malaria or typhoid fever. Hydration helps to overcome weakness as electrolytes level jerks up at that particular time.
  2. When you start feeling sick, avoid stressful exercise or activities. Our body is made in such a way that when is a problem within; it gives a caution and it’s better to stop or make correction to avoid crisis of hospitalization.
  3. Subject yourself to clinical test/ vital signs investigations at any point you sick. It’s a means of check-up that help you make correction to your lifestyle.

Prevention is far better than cure.

Reference

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