What Is Low Blood Pressure?

Hypotension is the medical term used for low blood pressure in which blood pressure reading lower than 90 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) for systolic or 60 mm Hg for the diastolic is generally considered low blood pressure. In healthy people, low blood pressure without any symptoms is not a serious concern and it does not need any treatment. Low blood pressure is found especially in the elderly where it may cause inadequate blood flow to the heart, brain, and other vital organs. In most people, low blood pressure (hypotension) can cause dizziness and fainting but in severe cases, low blood pressure can be life-threatening. Its causes can range from dehydration to serious medical disorders.

 

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

The main cause of low blood pressure isn’t clear but can be associated with the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Hormonal imbalance problems like an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), diabetes, or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • Certain medications
  • Various diseases like high blood pressure, depression or Parkinson’s disease
  • Heart failure
  • Heart arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms)
  • Dilation of the blood vessels of the heart
  • Heat exhaustion or heat stroke
  • Liver related disorders

 

What are the symptoms of Low Blood Pressure?

Symptoms of low blood pressure are:

Low blood pressure is an underlying problem in which the blood pressure drops suddenly or is accompanied by signs and symptoms such as:

  1. Dizziness or lightheadedness
  2. Fainting
  3. Blurred or fading vision
  4. Nausea
  5. Fatigue
  6. Lack of concentration

 

What are the Home Remedies for Hypotension?

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you the best and effective home remedies for hypotension. Here are some of the best home remedies that manage the symptoms of hypotension naturally. Everyone should know about the health benefits of each remedy. The best home remedies for hypotension are given below –

 

1. Big Raisins (Munakka)

Big Raisins (Munakka) is the most effective home remedy to boost up the blood pressure because it helps in maintaining the blood circulation. This raisin is exactly that helpful herb which you need to ensure a healthy blood pressure.

How to use

  • Soak some Munakkas in milk overnight and then boil it. Drink this milk in the morning.
  • You can also add a fistful of soaked Munakkas in your breakfast regimen.

 

2. Tulsi

Holy basil or Tulsi has various effective medicinal properties like therapeutic, adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, and cardioprotective. It is the richest source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin C. This combination of minerals and properties helps to treat low blood pressure.

How to use

  • Take 10 to 15 basil leaves and extract its juice.
  • Then add a teaspoonful of honey in it and consume this mixture once every morning.

 

3. Almond Milk

Almond milk is one of the best home remedies to elevate blood pressure. This milk contains a lower level of saturated fat which hence balances the cholesterol in the blood and reduces the overall risk of having a heart attack. It has natural omega-3 fatty acids that reduce the risks of blood pressure and keeps the heart-healthy.

How to use

  • Grind 5 to 6 almonds and mix them in about half a glass of lukewarm milk or low-fat milk.
  • Take small sips from this mixture when you feel dizzy or weak due to lower blood pressure.

 

4. Beetroot Juice

Beetroot has been used since old times in particularly those diseases which are related to the blood and digestion issues. It has a dietary nitrate present in it which converts into biologically active nitrite and nitric oxide in the human body that relaxes the blood vessels. Hence it is helpful in the maintenance of proper blood pressure in the body.

How to use

  • Peel and chop the beetroot and add some water to it.
  • Grind it in a juicer and drink twice daily for about one week.
  • It maintains the circulation of blood pressure in the body.

 

5. Carrot Juice

Carrot juice is the well-known vegetable that increases blood pressure because it contains nutrients like fiber, potassium, nitrates, and vitamin C. These nutrients are very helpful in controlling the level of blood pressure. Its high level of potassium maintains the level of blood and electrolytes.

How to use

  • Take one glass of carrot juice and mix one tablespoon of honey to it.
  • Drink this juice daily on an empty stomach early in the morning and in the evening.

 

6. Lemon Juice

Lemon is the richest source of potassium and magnesium which promotes heart health. It is very beneficial in circulating the blood into the vessels. This juice also energizes the body by stimulating liver function and helps in proper digestion.

How to use

  • Squeeze a lemon and extract its juice. Add a little salt and sugar in it to replenish your electrolyte stores.
  • Add some water and mix it properly.
  • Drink it daily.