Although many people know hypertension more than hypotension but hypotension does affect a large number of people all over the world. Hypotension, or low blood pressure, is a condition in which a person’s blood pressure decrease so much that it causes symptoms like dizziness, fainting, fatigue, nausea, difficulty breathing, blurred vision, palpitations, and cold, clammy skin.
You are usually suggested to increase your salt and fluid intake when low blood pressure occurs. Here are some simple home remedies to alleviate symptoms of hypotension:
Salt water. It helps treat low blood pressure because the sodium in salt increases blood pressure by diffusion water to the blood vessel.
Coffee. You can also temporarily increase your blood pressure with a cup of strong coffee, hot chocolate, or any caffeinated beverage.
Raisins. Using raisins for treating low blood pressure is an excellent traditional remedy.
Holy basil. It is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and pantothenic acid, therefore, it is beneficial for low blood pressure. In addition, it helps balance the mind and reduces stress.
Licorice root. It’s used popular at home for normalizing low blood pressure caused by low levels of cortisol. It blocks the enzyme that breaks down cortisol, therefore, stop reducing cortisol concentration in blood.
Raw beetroot juice is helpful for treating high as well as low blood pressure. Drinking a cup of beetroot juice twice daily for about one week will alleviate symptoms of hypotension.
Almonds and milk. This is a home remedy for low blood pressure that used for a long time.
Rosemary. It stimulates the central nervous system and improves circulation, so it is believed to be useful in normalizing low blood pressure.
Carrot juice. An easy way to treat low blood pressure is drinking fresh carrot juice mixed with a little honey everyday.
Lemon juice. Although it is highly effective in treating high blood pressure, it can also be used for low blood pressure, especially when hypotension is caused by dehydration.
In addition, you should drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids and limit alcoholic beverages. You should get regular exercise to promote blood flow. To avoid problems with low blood pressure and lessen episodes of dizziness after meals, try eating smaller, more frequent meals. You also cut back on carbohydrates and rest after eating. And finally, do not take drugs to lower blood pressure before meals.
Along with these home remedies, get regular, mild exercise to promote blood flow. Also, you must usually consult your doctor to check your prescription medications.
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Review Date: May 5, 2017 | Last Modified: May 5, 2017
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