High blood pressure is maybe more talked about, but it is not uncommon for people to have low blood pressure that interferes with everyday activities. Generally, high blood pressure or hypertension is considered to be more dangerous, but lately there is more and more talk about how low blood pressure, or hypotension, should not be neglected.
A blood pressure is considered to be low if measures below 90/60 mmHg, but these results can vary from person to person.
This condition is caused by weak pressure of the blood that the heart pumps through the blood vessels. It causes weakness, dizziness and lethargy. In some persons, the blood pressure suddenly drops when the person stands up, which may lead to fainting.
A proper diet is the most important factor in overcoming low blood pressure. The nutrients found in food are vital for the quality of artery walls. Weak and thin walls can cause low blood pressure and the system needs nutrients that will strengthen them.
An adequate or a normal, healthy diet must consist of certain amounts of calories, fats, carbohydrates, protein, minerals and vitamins. Vitamins B and C and protein are the most important for keeping a normal rate, as they will stimulate the work of adrenal gland.
Moderate exercise is also important for regulating the blood pressure. It also removes stress and emotional strain, which can be hard to handle for persons with low blood pressure.
There are some home remedies that can help to normalize the blood pressure.
Raw beetroot juice is an excellent remedy if taken fresh every morning on an empty stomach and one again during the day for a week.
Spikenard is a remedy known for centuries among the Indians. A mixture is made with 15 or 20gr and one cup of water and used three times a day.
Taking baths with Epsom salt is another way to cure low blood pressure. The water should be warm and the bath should last no less than ten and no more than twenty minutes. It is important to keep warm after that, as the blood pressure will drop again once the temperature drops.
Salt is not usually recommended in any healthy diet but in case of low blood pressure it can be helpful. However, an increased intake of salt must not be permanent but used as a kind of first aid in case the blood pressure suddenly drops.
Fruit is very important for treating hypotension. It should be eaten throughout the day, at least one fruit with every meal or every five hours.