When you are tired and exhausted, you are sleepy, you feel like you have no energy, you are dizzy, you feel weak, your vision blurs, you probably have low blood pressure or hypotension. These symptoms may vary from person to person and they do not show all at once. You may also feel fatigue, apathy, memory problems and problems with concentration.
Women suffer from low blood pressure more than men. Women that are engaged in intellectual work mostly in forties and fifties are most affected.
Low blood pressure can occur as a result of dehydration, depression, cardiovascular disease, heavy bleeding, bacterial infection, and alcohol and nicotine addiction. Blood pressure lowers as a result of decreased blood flow and you can raise it with improving the circulation. You can speed up the blood flow through the vessels with a help of medicines and you can also try some natural products.
DRINK A LOT OF WATER
Adults needs about two liters fluids a day. Water is a best choice if you are thirsty. Avoid drinking cold water because it slows the digestion. Water is recommended before the meal and not after it. Make sure you drink it warm or at least room temperature water. Organism needs this amount of water to function properly. If the body dehydrates blood pressure may drop and headaches appear.
DRINK TEA DURING THE DAY
Rosemary, nettle, hawthorn and green tea can raise the blood pressure. Rosemary tea is the most popular natural remedy for raising the blood pressure. It is very easy to prepare: just pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of rosemary and after 10 minutes you can drink it. You can drink it three times a day but avoid using it late in the afternoon or in the evening because it increases the alertness.
Add a handful of rosemary leaves in a liter of quality red wine. Keep this mixture in a glass bottle for a week. Shake it well few times a day. Then strain and drink every day one small brandy glass before breakfast and before lunch.
COFFEE BUT NOT TOO MUCH
we believe that coffee raises the blood maybe that’s why we tend to start the day with it. But coffee is a diuretic and it raises the blood pressure at first but it is lowering it later. Therefore we don’t need to drink too much coffee. This is especially true for types of coffee with stronger concentration of caffeine. Limit the coffee to two cups a day and if you suffer hypotension eat a sandwich with butter and cheese right after the morning coffee, because salty food increases the pressure.
Eat saltier food because salt helps water to stay in the body. It is recommended that iodized because iodine stimulates the circulation and stimulates the production of thyroid hormones. If you are using iodized salt for cooking, season the dish just before serving because cooking destroys iodine.
EAT SMALLER MEALS
Irregular meals slow down the blood flow, so people with hypotension feel even more tired and without energy, which is necessary for normal daily functioning. Overeating is not good too, because after a heavy meal blood pressure drops. The best solution is to eat smaller meals, which will help you keep the pressure in a healthy balance. This way of nutrition will contribute to a normal body weight. These foods may help you raise blood pressure: ginger, garlic, parsley, celery, sage, nettle, horseradish, blueberries, cantaloupe, strawberries, lemons, spinach, tomatoes, radishes, corn and potatoes.
HANDFUL OF NUTS
Nuts and seeds stimulate glands, narrow blood vessels and improve circulation. You can eat a handful of nuts and seeds a day, for example almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts or pumpkin seeds.
GLASS OF BEETROOT JUICE
It is known as a natural remedy against aging and anemia. After one week therapy with a glass of fresh beetroot juice a day the symptoms of low blood pressure will reduce.
VITAMINS C AND B
Vitamin C and B vitamins are useful prevention and treatment of the low blood pressure. When it comes to vitamins always choose natural way of vitamin intake by fruits and vegetables and avoid synthetic mineral supplements.
Exercising is very important to keep the blood pressure in a balance. But you should start with easy walk and proceed with running, swimming moderate cycling.