Low blood pressure

Low blood pressure (Hypotension)

  • Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure.
  • If your BP machine is showing less than 90/60 then it means you are suffering from low blood pressure.
  • To understand range a blood pressure reading appears as two numbers. The first and higher of the two is a the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats and fills them with blood. The second number is┬áthe pressure in the arteries when the heart rests between beats.
  • Optimal blood pressure is less than 120/80.
  • One has to keep in mind that in healthy people, low blood pressure without any symptoms is not usually a concern and does not need to be treated.
  • But low blood pressure can be a sign of an underlying problem, where it may cause inadequate blood flow to the heart, brain, and other vital organs.

Symptoms of Low blood pressure

Common signs of Low BP are
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness.
  • Nausea
  • Black out
  • Dehydration and unusual thirst: Dehydration can sometimes cause blood pressure to drop. However, dehydration does not automatically signal low blood pressure even Fever, vomiting, severe diarrhea and strenuous exercise can all lead to dehydration, a potentially serious condition in which your body loses more water than you take in.
  • Even mild dehydration (a loss of as little as 1 percent to 2 percent of body weight) can cause weakness, dizziness and fatigue.
  • Lack of concentration
  • Blurred vision
  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Fatigue feeling
  • Depression

Home remedies to cure low blood pressure

In low blood pressure, if timely recognised it can never be dangerous and can be cured at home also. One can start few tips at home as stated below
  • Take fresh carrot juice and mix little honey in it, drink this juice daily to get rid of low BP.
  • If you don't have time to get juice everyday then try eating carrots jam daily.
  • One of the best home remedy is to wet some raisin (kishmish) or even dried grapes in water and daily chew one piece.
  • During lunch time try to drink daily a glass of Lassi mixed with some black salt and Pudina(mint) leaves powder for taste. It will help your blood pressure in long run also.
  • Daily drink milk and other milk products with rich protein and vitamins in low blood pressure treatment if you don't have any side effects or allergy with milk.
  • Take the extract or powder of Tulsi (Basil leaves), then mix with natural honey and use this mixture every day empty stomach for better results in low blood pressure treatment.
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