Low blood pressure: what can cause it and natural remedies to raise it

Low blood pressure: what can cause it and natural remedies to raise it.

Hypotension is an abnormally low blood pressure. Having low blood pressure in most cases is a good thing, but there are situations in which this condition can give quite unpleasant symptoms: for example a feeling of "light head", nausea, blurred vision, cold sweats.

In these cases low blood pressure can be the symptom of a disease that needs to be treated.

The pressure measured when the ventricles of the heart contract is called systolic, the pressure measured when they relax, diastolic.

The pressure values ​​are written indicating first that of the systole (the phase of expulsion of the blood from the heart) and then that of the diastole: the normal value, classically, is 120 out of 80.

Low blood pressure: what can cause it and natural remedies to raise it

We can all experience episodes of hypotension and often we don't even notice it. However, there are diseases or conditions that can cause lasting hypotension and this can be dangerous if left untreated.

For example: pregnancy; or, for obvious reasons, of open wounds; poor circulation due to a heart attack or heart valve problems; severe dehydration; anaphylactic shock; blood infections endocrine disorders due for example to diabetes or thyroid problems.

A drop in pressure can also be caused by certain medicines, for example beta blockers, nitroglycerin, diuretics, antidepressants, Viagra.

It should also be said that in many cases low blood pressure does not have a recognizable cause: in these situations we speak of chronic asymptomatic hypotension, which is usually harmless.

The symptoms of hypotension

Symptoms of low blood pressure can be: fatigue, nausea, cold sweats, depression, loss of consciousness, blurred vision.

In some cases these symptoms can be very light, almost unnoticeable, in some others they can be very unpleasant.

Which diet if you suffer from hypotension

In the meantime it is advisable to drink a lot of water , because, as we have seen, one of the causes of low blood pressure can be dehydration; consume foods with a lot of vitamin B-12, for example eggs, meat and yeasts; eat foods rich in folate : for example asparagus, beans, lentils, citrus fruits, liver; take salt: in this sense it can do well to eat anchovies, smoked fish, pickles; take caffeine.

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