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LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

Our body has a definite blood pressure. A drop in the said pressure is a condition termed as hypotension, more popularly low blood pressure. In such a condition, the heart forces the blood out of the arteries with much less strength than it should. Low blood pressure is an outcome of weakened and devitalized system. Some of the main causes of low blood pressure are faulty nutrition or malnutrition, emotional instability, loss of blood and slow internal bleeding. Lethargy, weakness, fatigue and dizziness are the most common symptoms of low blood pressure. A person might even faint, if the arterial pressure gets extremely low. Low blood pressure can, however, be treated naturally, using some home remedies. Read on to know how to cure low blood pressure, at home.

 
Home Remedy For Low Blood Pressure

  • The best and the most effective home remedy for treating low blood pressure would be to consume lots of water. This is because dehydration reduces blood volume and leads to a drop in the blood pressure.
  • Beetroot juice is beneficial for those suffering from low blood pressure. So, have a cup of raw beetroot juice two times a day.
  • Prepare a cup of strong black coffee and consume this whenever you feel that your blood pressure is dipping.
  • Put 15-20 gm of Indian Spikenard in 250 ml water and boil it. Now, remove from heat and let it cool down. Have this infusion thrice a day. You can also have 30-40 grains of Indian Spikenard, along with some camphor and cinnamon.
  • Fill your bathtub with lukewarm water and add one kg of Epsom salt to it. Immerse yourself in the bath for 20 minutes, before going to bed. Take caution not to expose the body to a cold area after this.
  • In a bowl of water, soak 7 almonds and keep them overnight. Peel them and prepare a paste. Add this paste to lukewarm milk and drink it.
  • Take a bowl of water and soak 30 raisins in it, overnight. Chew them one by one, on an empty stomach, in the morning and have water.
  • Holy basil works effectively in curing low blood pressure. Take about 15 holy basil leaves and crush them. Filter the mixture with the help of a muslin cloth. Have this filtered mixture, along with a tsp of honey, on an empty stomach.
  • Include salt, asafetida and fruits in your diet. All these are beneficial in restoring the blood pressure level.
  • Foods rich in proteins, vitamin C and vitamin B are effective in treating low blood pressure.
  • Exercises, light walking, swimming and cycling are beneficial in regulating the blood pressure level.
  • Causes & Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure, or hypotension, is a condition, wherein the blood pressure of a person is less than 90/60 mm/Hg. Though low blood pressure is considered to be a sign of healthy living, problem arises when the blood pressure becomes exceedingly low or drops suddenly, depriving the brain of adequate supply of blood. Excessively low blood pressure may also lead to lack of oxygen and nutrients from the other vital organs, causing the life-threatening condition called shock. The main symptoms of low blood pressure are dizziness and fainting. In the following lines, we have provided the major causes and symptoms of low blood pressure.

 
Causes Of Low Blood Pressure

  • Advanced diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic response)
  • Anti-anxiety agents
  • Changes in heart rhythm or arrhythmias
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Dehydration
  • Emotional instability
  • Endocrine problems
  • Excessive intake of alcohol
  • Failure of the adrenal gland
  • Faulty nutrition, or malnutrition
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Loss of blood
  • Certain medications
  • Pregnancy
  • Shock (from severe infection, stroke, anaphylaxis, major trauma, or heart attack)
  • Slow internal bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys or bladder

Symptoms Of Low Blood Pressure
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Black-outs
  • Blurred vision
  • Brain malfunction
  • Slow malfunctioning of all the organs
  • Chest pain
  • Cold, clammy, pale skin
  • Cough, with phlegm
  • Depression
  • Dizziness/ fainting
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysuria
  • Fever higher than 101 F (38.3 C)
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lethargy
  • More consciousness of heartbeats
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Weakness and fatigue

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