Much has been said about HIGH blood pressure and its natural remedies. What about LOW blood pressure?
Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure (reading of less than 90/60).
Chronic low blood pressure with no symptoms is almost never serious. But health problems can occur when blood pressure drops suddenly and the brain is deprived of an adequate blood supply. This can lead to dizziness or lightheadedness.
Sudden drops in blood pressure most commonly occur in someone who is rising from a lying down or sitting position to standing. This kind of low blood pressure is known as postural hypotension or orthostatic hypotension. Another type of low blood pressure can occur when someone stands for a long period of time. This is called neurally mediated hypotension.
You may have the symptoms of low blood pressure but when you exercise and make eating healthy a lifestyle, LOW blood pressure will not cause you much trouble and may eventually regulate itself. How do I know? Because I used to have low blood pressure which is now normalized.
What Causes Low Blood Pressure?
There are various causes for low blood pressure. It may be associated with the following:
- Hormonal problems such as hypothyroidism, diabetes or low blood sugar
- Long-term medications
- Heavy metal poisoning
- Candida yeast infection
- Heart failure and/or heart disease
- Liver disease
Signs And Symptoms Of Low Blood Pressure
Some of the signs and symptoms of low blood pressure include:
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Blurry vision
- Often feeling cold
- Unquenchable thirst
Very low blood pressure can render the individual into shock, having not enough blood and oxygen flow to the body’s major organs, including the brain. The first symptoms of shock may be confusion. If left untreated, the person may lose consciousness and it could be fatal.
Other signs and symptoms of shock vary, depending on the causes of the shock.
Eliminate From Your Diet As Much As Possible
Processed foods, dairy products, flour and sugar products, processed meat products, excessive carbohydrates, caffeine and alcohol. If you’re on long-term medication, work with your doctor to reduce dosage as medication could also possibly contribute to your low blood pressure.
What To Include In Your Diet
More fruits and vegetables (best to take green juices and beetroot for their blood-building properties) and adequate drinking water. Herbs such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, cilantro leaves and parsley can help regulate your blood pressure. Use small amounts in all your juices and test your tolerance level as you go.
If you have a yeast infection, you will need to clean it up before you’re able to see vast improvement in your blood pressure. Eating coconut oil daily may be helpful to kill Candida. At the same time, also make and drink this lemongrass-ginger tea daily every day for a month.
If you have heavy metal poisoning, make and drink parsley juice or cilantro juice daily for at least 3-4 weeks to see good results. Taking this clay will also help to remove much of the heavy metal toxicity.
Herbal Turmeric-Ginger Tea to Raise Low Blood Pressure
Turmeric root has anti-inflammatory properties that help improve the body’s metabolism rate which stimulates and improves blood pressure.
This is a good way to add turmeric and ginger into your regular diet to raise your LOW blood pressure.
Use a masticating juicer to extract turmeric and ginger juice:
- Make a pot of your favorite herbal tea (Teas that are beneficial for low blood pressure: Rooibos, chamomile, peppermint, rosemary, rosehip, ginseng)
- 1 tsp ginger root juice (or use ¼ tsp ginger powder)
- 1 tsp turmeric juice (or use¼ tsp turmeric powder)
- ½ a lemon with peel
- 1-2 tbsp raw honey or to taste
- A pinch of cinnamon powder
- Mix all the above into your favorite herbal tea, serve and sip warm.
This herbal turmeric-ginger tea has potent anti-inflammatory properties that may be beneficial for relieving some bodily pains. It can also be consumed to get rid of a bad cold that won’t go away.
Note: Turmeric can stain so be careful not to spill on your clothes. If you’re pregnant or on medication, refrain from taking this tea.
Red Blood Cells
Being anemic is one major reason for low blood pressure.
Poor dietary choices, heavy metal poisoning, prolonged medication, and menstruation can cause anemia. With a few changes to your diet, you can reintroduce iron into your system and get your red blood cells back up-to-speed.
The lack of oxygen in an anemic person leaves them fatigued, weak, and pale, with heart palpitations, and weak hair and nails. Iron is vital for synthesis of red blood cells and hemoglobin. Here is a potent juice that you can start with, to rebuild your red blood cells.
Beetroot is one of the foods that are rich in iron, and carrots make the iron absorption easier. Brewer’s yeast is added as an excellent ally for iron, great for relieving headaches and lowering blood sugar in diabetics.
- 4 medium-sized beetroots
- 4 carrots
- ½ lemon
- 2 tablespoons of brewer’s yeast*
Wash and cut the beetroots, carrots and lemon. Run them through your juicer. Once they are juiced, add the brewer’s yeast. Mix and drink. Drink this before breakfast to give you an iron boost all day long. Lemon is an excellent addition in this juice to not only enhance the taste but to ensure better nutrients absorption.
Note *: Brewer’s yeast is used to help your body’s natural iron absorption. Do not use brewer’s yeast if you’ve got Candida infections or similar fungal diseases.