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Many people suffer from low blood pressure. Often those affected are not aware of this. nausea is a characteristic accompanying complaint of low blood pressure. The reason for this lies in the Blood circulation of Gastrointestinal tractwhich can decrease (briefly) if the blood pressure is too low. In addition to nausea, low blood pressure may be accompanied by other symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness or rapid heartbeat.

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Why does low blood pressure cause nausea?

For the body, low blood pressure means that the entire cardiovascular system is working at a low level. The blood is pumped into the body through the heart and supplies the organs with oxygen-rich blood. If you have low blood pressure, the organs short term or long term poor circulation become. In addition to other organs, this also applies to the Gastrointestinal tract. The result is that the food ingested is only broken down and absorbed very slowly. The further processing of the food components and the transport along the gastrointestinal tract are disrupted. A long lingering of the food in the gastrointestinal tract and a slow utilization of the food components cause nausea with the sick. At the same time, these complaints often lead to one in those affected reduced appetiteso that they generally consume less food. This can make the symptoms even worse.

Which accompanying symptoms still occur frequently?

Low blood pressure does not always cause symptoms. Serious symptoms typically occur when blood pressure is so low that organs such as the gastrointestinal tract or the brain are temporarily poorly supplied with blood. A reduced blood flow to the gastrointestinal tract causes besides nausea often Vomit. If the brain is not supplied with enough blood for a short time, you can Visual disturbances, pulsating headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears and Impaired consciousness to Fainting occur. People only pass out if their blood pressure drops very quickly.

If the blood pressure is permanently very low, symptoms such as Fatigue, lack of drive and insomnia on. With both short-term and long-term drops in blood pressure, those affected can take cold hands and feet Suffer.

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If there is poor blood flow to the gastrointestinal tract due to low blood pressure, the chyme is processed less quickly and the food components stay longer in the gastrointestinal tract. This often causes those affected nausea. Nausea is usually a harbinger of vomiting. However, people with low blood pressure and nausea do not necessarily have to vomit.

Nonetheless, it is Vomit a possible symptom of low blood pressure and nausea. Vomiting is a kind of protective reflex of the body. He tries to get rid of the food in the other direction, i.e. to spit it out, because the transport to the rectum is disturbed. Vomiting is defined as the gushing emptying of the stomach's contents. This causes the stomach, diaphragm and abdominal muscles to contract in order to transport the stomach contents into the mouth. The stomach acid often causes a burning sensation in the esophagus (heartburn).


diarrhea is not a typical symptom of low blood pressure and nausea. In principle, low blood pressure leads to a slowdown in the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. In the case of diarrhea, on the other hand, the intestinal passage is pathologically accelerated. Diarrhea is a possible cause of acute circulatory disorders. Severe diarrhea leads to one without electrolyte balance Loss of salt and fluids in the body. When the body loses fluids, the body fluids are redistributed. The blood pressure decreases. That means that it is with Diarrhea is a possible cause of low blood pressure acts with the accompanying complaint nausea.

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Dizziness is one Disturbance of the sense of balance, whereby those affected lose their physical security and subjectively feel the feeling of swaying or turning. Low blood pressure can cause a insufficient blood supply to the brain to lead. If the brain is insufficiently supplied with blood, symptoms such as Visual disturbances, ringing in the ears and dizziness.

Dizziness is also common in the orthostatic hypotension on. Those affected suffer when getting up suddenly A drop in blood pressure from sitting or lying down as the blood sinks in the legs. Dizziness and “blacking out” are the typical symptoms.

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fast pulse / racing heart

A fast pulse, which those affected often describe as a racing heart, is a common symptom of low blood pressure. In principle, when blood pressure is low, too little blood flows through the body. The organs cannot be supplied with blood as well and cause unpleasant symptoms. To compensate for this, our body activates its sympathetic nervous system. The The body tries to counteract the reduced blood flowby making the heart beat faster. In this way, the body tries to ensure that organ blood flow continues to be adequate. Those affected feel a fast heartbeat and a distinct palpitation of the heart. The heart beats more than a hundred times a minute.

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Permanently low blood pressure leads to non-specific general symptoms such as Tiredness, poor concentration and Exhaustion. The hypotension makes us exhausted. Those affected notice this because they need significantly more time in the morning to get going. They often feel listless and underperforming.

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a headache

If you suffer from low blood pressure, nausea and headaches, you should take the symptoms seriously. Sharp, throbbing headache are signs that the blood circulation in the head is reduced. Fresh air, drink plenty of water and a walk can help to improve the supply of the brain in the short term. In the long term, blood pressure should be stabilized.

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What can I do about low blood pressure and nausea?

Home remedies and lifestyle play a crucial role in low blood pressure and nausea. In the case of acute complaints, a bottle of water and fresh air significantly help alleviate symptoms. In the long term, a Lifestyle change have a positive influence on the symptoms.

With low blood pressure, simple behaviors are often very effective. The measures start with nutrition and Move. Regular Sports units have a positive influence on blood pressure. Are particularly good Endurance sports how Jog, swim or ride a bike. The nutrition should balanced be and enough salt contain. In contrast to the low-salt diet for high blood pressure, salt has a beneficial effect on blood pressure in hypotension. You shouldn't consume more than five grams of salt a day. It helps several small meals to be consumed throughout the day.

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It is very important to have adequate blood pressure if the blood pressure is low Fluid intake. Those affected should at least two and a half liters a day drink, preferably water and teas. A cup of coffee, green or black tea in the morning stimulates the circulation.

There are also Medicationwhich effectively boost blood pressure. These are usually only used when there are pronounced symptoms, for example circulatory problems with dizziness, fatigue and visual disturbances. There is also the possibility homeopathic remedies to take against low blood pressure. The effectiveness of these agents has not yet been proven, but there is also no evidence of damage from ingesting globules.


In most cases, drugs to increase blood pressure are only used if pronounced symptoms persist despite conservative therapy with home remedies. The drugs are called Antihypotonic drugs, as they counteract low blood pressure, hypotension. This includes the Mineral corticoids, for example the drug Fludrocortisone, and Sympathomimeticshow that means Etilefrine. Before drug treatment is started, a precise diagnosis is important in order to find a possible underlying disease of hypotension and to treat it in a targeted manner.

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Home remedies

In addition to a salty diet with plenty of fluids and more regular Move simple home remedies can be used to get the circulation going. At the take a shower you should get the water alternately warm and cold stop and shower the body with cold water before finishing. The Alternating showers effectively stimulates the blood vessels. You can also use the Massage the body with a brush, you massage towards the heart to stimulate blood flow. At night, lying on a pillow can help. If you have varicose veins, it can be helpful to Support stockings to wear or to wrap the legs with elastic bandages.


Homeopathic remedies can help with low blood pressure and nausea taken in addition become. Common globules contain the active ingredients Pulsatilla, Nux vomica, Veratrum album, Acidum phosphoricum and Coffea.

It is also suitable rosemary as a tea, tincture or bath additive to get the circulation going.

Quality assurance by: Dr. Nikolas Gumpert | Last change: 10.04.2021