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Low Blood Pressure
Useful information about "Low Blood Pressure".
Hypotension or low blood pressure usually has a reading below 90/60 mm Hg. (Normal B.P. measures as 120/80 mmHg.) In healthy people, and particularly in sports persons, low blood pressure means good cardiovascular health. However, low blood pressure could be a sign of an underlying disorder, causing insufficient flow of blood to the brain, heart and other critical organs.
What causes low blood pressure?
The causes of hypotension arent very clear. The condition may be related to the following:
Pregnancy, due to the changes in estrogen and progesterone.
Hormonal issues like - an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism), over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism), low blood sugar or diabetes.
Certain over-the-counter drugs cause hypotension.
An overdose of anti-hypertensive drugs
Postural hypotension signifies low blood pressure on standing up suddenly. It could happen due to - dehydration, hunger prolonged exposure to heat, extreme fatigue, genetic predisposition, dietary factors, psychological issues, aging and triggers, such as allergy and infections.
Postural hypotension is quite common in individuals taking medications to manage high blood pressure. The condition is also, associated with pregnancy, plaque formation and constricting of the arteries, diabetes and stress
Management of low blood pressure
Administering drugs and deciding on the exact line of treatment to combat hypotension, depends predominantly on the cause for the low blood pressure. Examinations and investigations help ascertain the cause and embark on the most suitable treatment. The following guidelines will help maintain normal blood pressure levels:
Eliminate all fried foods, caffeinated drinks, cholesterol-rich foods, and large amounts of read meat from the diet. These foods slow down the adrenal system of the body, which, in turn, causes the other body systems to slow down.
Drink 1 glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice every morning. Lemon juice enhances digestion, has a beneficial effect on the liver and rejuvenates the body.
Oats are a wonderful source of complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are essential for healthy blood flow and energy.
Make a simple broth using the following - 2 carrots, 2 radishes, 2 stalks of celery and 4 flakes of raw garlic. This juice will supply you with abundant potassium. Potassium is an important mineral necessary for healthy blood flow. Potassium insufficiency is often a vital cause of low blood pressure.
Include plenty of onions, sea greens, carrots and broccoli. These comprise of essential macro-biotic nutrients that will help balance your hormones and other body chemicals that are critical healthy blood pressure levels.
Garlic helps stabilize the blood pressure and has a highly beneficial action on the blood vessels. Make sure that you consume at least 3 flakes of raw garlic every day. It helps regulate the blood pressure level and prevents too much fluctuation.