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Low blood pressure (hypotension) does not lead to serious vascular and organ damage such as a stroke or heart attack, in contrast to high blood pressure, it actually spares the vessels, the heart and the entire circulation.
The blood pressure should ideally be below 120/ 80 mmHg. If the systolic value (the top value) is below 110 (men) or 100 (women) and the diastolic value (bottom value) below 60, the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks of hypotension. Depending on the person, either feeling nothing, uncomfortable or quite ill, hypotension can lead to the following symptoms: dizziness, stargazing or fatigue, depression.
Chinese medicine believes that hypotension is caused by Heart and Spleen Qi and Blood Deficiency and YangDeficiency. Lack of Yang energy cause poor blood circulation. Therefore, the main treatment is to nourish Qiwarm and tonify the Yang, supplemented with Spleen.
Deficiency of Qi prevents clear Yang from rising to the brain, leading to: decreased blood pressure, tiredness, postural dizziness, fatigue worse after eating, loose stools.