Published: 12/19/2014 - Updated: 12/30/2017
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Low blood pressure, or hypotension, is a condition that could be dangerous, when blood flow does not arrive in sufficient quantities to the brain.
Blood circulation takes place because of blood pressure, which allows organs to receive the necessary oxygen and nutrients to function. Normal blood pressure measures between 110/70 and 140/90.
How to detect it
If you don’t know if you have low blood pressure, but you experience the following symptoms, like frequent fatigue, lethargy, weakness, nausea, excessive sweating, sleepiness, and at times, fainting, be careful!
What causes it
According to specialists, hypotension could be caused by diet with improper consumption of calories, proteins, vitamin C or a lack of almost all B vitamins, which are present in meat, fish, wheat bread, and more.
It could also be caused by low blood sugar levels, poor thyroid functioning or cardiac alterations, like myocardial infarction, a heart attack, or cardiac dilation.
Some people could experience low blood pressure with internal hemorrhages in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys or colon. In a lot of cases, the individual could suffer from low blood pressure due to emotional problems in spite of being physically healthy. Be careful with prolonged feelings of disappointment or frustration.
How to fight it
If this is the first time that you have felt affected by low blood pressure, place a bit of salt under your tongue. This could slightly alleviate your condition. Likewise, if you have raw beets in your kitchen, make a juice out of it and quickly drink it. This will help activate your blood pressure.
Dandelion is renowned for its natural strength for raising blood pressure. Prepare an infusion with this herb and drink it at least once a day. You should boil the dandelion for at least 10 minutes.
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Drinking a lavender infusion is also recommendable, every morning. In just the same fashion, pour half a handful of ginseng root in water and boil for one minute. Let set another 20 minutes and drink twice a day.
More friendly herbs
Rosemary, sage and mint is a more than healthy mixture for overcoming low blood pressure symptoms.
You should take one handful of rosemary, sage, and mint and boil it in one liter of water. Then cover and let cool. Drink one cup in the morning and another at night.
You could get the same results with rosemary, mint and licorice. Prepare it in just the same fashion as previously described, and drink one or two cups a day.
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If you want to prevent bad moments that cause low blood pressure, like chills and dizzy spells, you should opt for a diet rich in proteins, like liver, kidneys, and other organ meats.
Eat green leafy vegetables, soy seeds or flour, and wheat germ.
Sleep with your head elevated, which could also help control hypertension. We recommend sleeping with the head of the bed raised 20 or 30 centimeters higher than the feet.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 12/30/2017
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