Low BP is found to be more serious and disturbing than high blood pressure, his common counterpart.

The Causes of Low Blood Pressure:

  • Diabetes
  • Anti-anxiety agents
  • Changes in heart rhythm
  • Nutritional deficiency or faulty nutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Emotional instability
  • Endocrine problems
  • Excessive intake of alcohol
  • Failure of the adrenal gland
  • Heart attack or failure
  • Loss of blood
  • Certain medications
  • Pregnancy
  • Shock (from severe infection, stroke etc)
  • Slow internal bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys or bladder

Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure:

  • Anxiety/depression
  • Blurred vision
  • Brain malfunction
  • Chest pain
  • Cold, clammy, pale skin
  • Cough, with phlegm
  • Depression
  • Dizziness/ fainting
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysuria
  • Fever higher than 101
  • Foul-smelling urine
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lethargy
  • More consciousness of heartbeats
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sweating
  • Thirst
  • Weakness and fatigue

Home Remedies

1. Beet root juice
2. Lots of fluids
3. Have foods rich in proteins, vitamin B and C.
4. A non diabetic remedy is to eat a handful of soaked raisins.
5. Have enough salt.
6. Check if your medications or other underlying illness is the cause of low BP.
7. Manage stress effectively. Practise holistic methods like yoga and pranayam.

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