What is the Connection Between Blood Pressure and Nausea?

Blood pressure is the measurement of blood flowing from the heart through the arteries of the body. Low blood pressure and nausea is a signal of potential serious issues that should be reviewed by a medical professional. These include heart disease, dehydration, vitamin deficiencies, and thyroid problems.

Many individuals who suffer from low blood pressure may feel periods of dizziness due to insufficient blood flow reaching the brain. This dizziness typically causes feeling of nausea and vertigo. This blood pressure and nausea combination is typical because the brain requires adequate blood to function efficiently.

A neurally mediated hypotension is a disorder that can cause low blood pressure and nausea symptoms. This typically occurs when the heart does not pump enough blood to compensate for changes in the body posture including standing, eating, or moving. The brain typically automatically adjusts the heart rate based on these changes in posture. When this does not occur, an individual may feel nausea or dizziness.

Nausea, headaches, blurry vision, and chest pain are common symptoms of blood pressure irregularities. A combination of high blood pressure and nausea is a signal from the body for much needed rest. Continued physical activity with high blood pressure and secondary symptoms could lead to stroke or death.

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because it can lead to stroke or heart failure. Blood pressure abnormalities should be discussed with a physician to ensure proper precautionary measures are followed. There are several medicines that can alleviate high blood pressure.

Individuals who suffer from blood pressure and nausea irregularities need to follow a strict nutritional diet plan. Blood pressure can be controlled with proper diet and stress management techniques. This will ensure the body is better regulated to provide for essential vitamins, fat, and salt intake.

Low blood pressure is more common in underweight individuals. Typically an underweight individual is not getting enough vitamins, minerals and fat to maintain his body weight. This causes his heart and brain to slow the metabolism and blood flow to account for the deficiency in food intake. Eating a healthy diet that includes essential vitamins and minerals will typically help low blood pressure sufferers.

A sudden drop in blood pressure can also lead to feelings of nausea and dizziness. This type of symptom is normally identified when an individual jumps up form a lying position into standing position. This quick change in body positioning can force the body to shutdown and blackout until the blood pressure can be stabilized.


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My sister has nausea and high blood pressure but the two are actually not connected. She has both because she's pregnant. She has preeclampsia and morning sickness.

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@ankara-- Have you seen a doctor about this? You might need to be on medication to treat your low blood pressure. It could be dangerous, especially if it's making you dizzy. What if you fall or faint somewhere and hurt yourself?

I experience nausea in heat too. I think it has to do with dehydration and loss of electrolytes leading to low blood pressure. Having something salty or sweet helps a lot in these situations. And make sure to drink plenty of water.

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I experience nausea due to changes in blood pressure frequently. I don't have low blood pressure normally, but I have problems when I exercise, when I stand up too fast and when the weather is very hot and humid. In all of these situations, my blood pressure falls and my body can't adjust to it. I usually don't even realize that my blood pressure has changed, I just experience dizziness and nausea.

My husband has a blood pressure and monitor and he checks my blood pressure when this happens and it's always lower than normal. So this is clearly the problem.

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