Low Blood Pressure and Other Spinal Cord Injury Circulatory Problems
If you’ve just suffered a spinal cord injury, you may have noticed that your feet get abnormally cold, and that your blood pressure rises and falls without notice. Circulatory problems are common in spinal cord injury patients, and the first time these problems appear, an individual may not know how to respond or if it’s normal to experience the same. Spinal cord injury brings with it a unique set of challenges; however, being well-informed is the best thing you can do as this will help you anticipate and mitigate the various circulatory problems we’ll take a look at in this post.
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Here are some of the circulatory problems associated with spinal cord injury:
Low Blood Pressure
We’ve all heard the importance of lowering blood pressure especially for the heart and the brain, so most people would assume that low blood pressure is automatically a good thing. However, just as high blood pressure can be dangerous, blood pressure that is too low can present its own set of challenges. Low blood pressure can cause blood vessels to widen too much, leading to the collection of blood in smaller arteries which can then cause it to pool and clot, leading to blood clots that can be dangerous should they travel to the heart or the lungs.
Abnormal Heart Rate
Arrhythmia is the medical term for abnormal or irregular heart rate. This can cause problems such as chest pain, fatigue, dizziness and a general shortness of breath. If left untreated, arrhythmia can lead to a heart attack after some time.
Individuals who don’t use their muscles regularly are at an increased risk of suffering a heart attack. This is because muscle or body movement helps keep blood moving through arteries and veins as they should. In fact, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke came out with data showing that individuals with spinal cord injury were thrice as likely to suffer from blood clots compared to those without the conditions. Blood tends to move much slower, especially in the veins found in the legs of individuals with spinal cord injury, creating a perfect storm for the occurrence of multiple blood clots.
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