Thursday, 5 May 2011

Low Blood Pressure

Symptoms Of Low Blood Pressure

Are you feeling a little dizzy from the past few days? If your answer is yes, then please don’t ignore this problem, as this could be the initial symptom of low blood pressure. When the blood pressure of the body falls below normal, it is called hypotension or in common terms, low blood pressure. The condition results into weakened and devitalized system, wherein the heart has to exert force to circulate blood through the arteries. Contrasting high blood pressure symptoms, symptoms of low blood pressure are much easily decipherable. The maturity of symptoms is regarded as an indicator, according to which, the affected person should get a check-up done. This will enable him to find out the cause of hypotension and to proscribe any underlying troubles.

Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure

• Changes in breathing patterns
• Chest pain
• Cough with phlegm
• Dizziness or light-headedness, specially while standing up swiftly
• Fainting
• Feeling weakness in body
• Headache
• Inability to eat or drink
• Irregular heartbeat
• Nausea
• Poor concentration, confusion or a sense of anxiety
• Severe upper back pain
• Stiff neck

Low Blood Pressure Home Remedy

With constant symptoms i.e. if the condition seems to be unmanageable, it’s always better to consult a doctor. In case fainting and dizziness become regular features, then also the state is alarming. Here are given some easy and absolutely natural treatments to control the problem of low blood pressure.

• The juice of raw beetroot is exceptionally beneficial for this problem. The patient must take a cup of beetroot juice twice a day. The results would be visible in a week.
• Spikenard, an Indian Herb, is another helpful medication for hypotension. The patient must take a dose of thirty to forty grains of spikenard, along with a pinch of camphor and grounded cinnamon.
• The patient can also take a hot Epsom salt bath, before going to bed. For this, 1 or 1 ½ kg of commercial Epsom salt is dissolved in the ordinary hot water that would be used for bathing. For at least 10 to 20 minutes, the patient should stay immersed in the water.
• Keep a check on the patient’s diet. In prevention and treatment of low blood pressure, nutrients and vitamins play a major role. For a patient of hypotension, the diet should comprise of Protein, Vitamin C and all vitamins of the B group.
• Until the blood pressure reaches normal level, it is recommended to eat salty foods and take ½ tsp of salt in water on a daily basis.
• A diet including plenty of fruits is also beneficial for the patient of hypotension. One can also start with five-day programme, dedicated exclusively to fruit diet. Eat fresh fruits three times a day, at five-hour intervals.
• The patient should commence breathing exercises and other light exercises such as walking, cycling, and swimming.
• The most important treatment is to avoid excessive work, unnecessary worry and anxiety.

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