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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Systolic Blood Pressure and Diastolic Blood Pressure

Causes

Symptoms

Hypertension and Pregnancy

Home Remedies

Natural Remedies

Prevention

Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet


Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Low Blood Pressure

Causes of Hypotension

Solution

 
Blood pressure (BP) is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels.
Blood pressure due to pumping by the heart and resistance to flow in blood vessels decreases as the circulating blood moves away from the heart through arteries. BP drops most rapidly along the small arteries and arterioles, and continues to decrease as the blood moves through the capillaries and back to the heart through veins. Gravity, valves in veins, and pumping from contraction of skeletal muscles, are some other influences on BP at various places in the body.

The term blood pressure usually refers to the pressure measured at a person's upper arm. It is measured on the inside of an elbow at the brachial artery, which is the upper arm's major blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart.
BP is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (as the heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (as the heart relaxes between beats).
The measurement is written one above or before the other, with the systolic number on top and the diastolic number on the bottom. Blood pressure values are reported in either kilopascals (kPa) or in millimetres of mercury (mmHg), despite many modern vascular pressure devices no longer using mercury.
For example, a blood pressure measurement of 120/80 mmHg (millimetres of mercury) is expressed verbally as "140 over 90."
Normal blood pressure is less than 120 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Blood pressure rises and falls during the day. When blood pressure stays elevated over time, it is called high blood pressure. The medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension.
High blood pressure is dangerous because it makes the heart work too hard and contributes to atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). It increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure also can result in other conditions, such as congestive heart failure, kidney disease, and blindness.
A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high. About two-thirds of people over age 65 have high blood pressure. If your blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg, then you have prehypertension. This means that you don't have high blood pressure now but are likely to develop it in the future. You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Those who do not have high blood pressure at age 55 face a 90 percent chance of developing it during their lifetimes. So high blood pressure is a condition that most people have at some point in their lives.

Both numbers in a blood pressure test are important, but for people who are 50 or older, systolic pressure gives the most accurate diagnosis of high blood pressure.
Categories for Blood Pressure Levels in Adults (Ages 18 Years and Older)
 
  Blood Pressure Level (mmHg)
Category Systolic   Diastolic
Normal < 120 and < 80
Prehypertension 120-139 or 80-89
High Blood Pressure  
Stage 1 Hypertension 140–159 or 90–99
Stage 2 Hypertension 160 or 100
When systolic and diastolic blood pressures fall into different categories, the higher category should be used to classify blood pressure level. For example, 160/80 mmHg would be stage 2 hypertension (high blood pressure).
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Systolic Blood Pressure and Diastolic Blood Pressure
Systolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart beats. It is shown as the top number in a blood pressure reading. High blood pressure is 140 and higher for systolic pressure. Diastolic pressure does not need to be high for you to have high blood pressure. When that happens, the condition is called "isolated systolic hypertension," or ISH.

Diastolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart relaxes between beats. It's shown as the bottom number in a blood pressure reading.
The diastolic blood pressure has been and remains, especially for younger people, an important hypertension number. The higher the diastolic blood pressure the greater the risk for heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. As people become older, the diastolic pressure will begin to decrease and the systolic blood pressure begins to rise and becomes more important. A rise in systolic blood pressure will also increase the chance for heart attacks, strokes, and kidney failure. Your physician will use both the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure to determine your blood pressure category and appropriate prevention and treatment activities.
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Causes
The causes of high blood pressure vary. Causes may include narrowing of the arteries, a greater than normal volume of blood, or the heart beating faster or more forcefully than it should. Any of these conditions will cause increased pressure against the artery walls. High blood pressure might also be caused by another medical problem. Most of the time, the cause is not known. Although high blood pressure usually cannot be cured, in most cases it can be prevented and controlled.
In most cases of high blood pressure, there is no one identifiable cause. This kind of high blood pressure is called primary hypertension or essential hypertension. It is usually a combination of factors, such as:

  • Weight. The greater your body mass, the more pressure there is on your artery walls. That's because more blood is produced to supply oxygen and nutrients to tissues in your body.
  • Activity level. Lack of physical activity tends to increase heart rate, which forces your heart to work harder with each contraction.
  • Tobacco use. Chemicals in cigarettes and tobacco can damage artery walls.
  • Sodium intake. Excessive sodium in the diet can result in fluid retention and high blood pressure, especially in people sensitive to sodium.
  • Potassium intake. Low potassium can result in elevated sodium in cells, because the two balance one another.
  • Stress. Stress and hectic lifestyle can raise blood pressure.
  • Alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol intake can, over time, increase the risk of heart disease.
  • Age. The risk of high blood pressure increases as you get older.
  • Family history. High blood pressure often runs in families.

High blood pressure can also be caused by an underlying condition, such as kidney disease, hormonal disorders, thyroid disease, adrenal gland disease, and the use of certain drugs, such as oral contraceptives, or herbs such as liquorice. This type of high blood pressure is called secondary hypertension.

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Symptoms

Hypertension is known as "the silent killer" because it has no or few obvious symptoms. The symptoms that it does present are shared by other diseases and conditions. But if you have any of these symptoms, be sure to have your blood pressure checked to rule out high blood pressure:

  • Tightness, pressure, or pain in the chest or arms
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Low exercise tolerance
  • Nausea
  • Episodes of confusion
  • Frequent or severe headaches
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pain at the back of the head and neck on waking up, which soon disappears.
  • Palpitations
  • Heart pain or thumping in the chest
  • Frequent urination
  • Nervous tension
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Difficulty in Breathing
  • Flushing of the face
  • Ringing in the ears
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Hypertension and Pregnancy
Although many pregnant women with high blood pressure have healthy babies without serious problems, high blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the foetus. Women with pre-existing, or chronic, high blood pressure are more likely to have certain complications during pregnancy than those with normal blood pressure. However, some women develop high blood pressure while they are pregnant (often called gestational hypertension).

The effects of high blood pressure range from mild to severe. High blood pressure can harm the mother's kidneys and other organs, and it can cause low birth weight and early delivery. In the most serious cases, the mother develops preeclampsia—or "toxemia of pregnancy"—which can threaten the lives of both the mother and the foetus.
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Home Remedies
Watermelon is a valuable safeguard against high blood pressure. A substance extracted from watermelon seeds is said to have a definite action in dilating the blood vessels, which results in lowering the blood pressure. The seeds, dried and roasted, should be taken in liberal quantities.

  • Mix about one tablespoon of amla (Indian Gooseberry, Emblica officinalis) juice and honey together. Take this mixture early morning every day. This is one of the very effective home remedies for high blood pressure.
  • Take watermelon seeds and khas khas (Poppy seeds, Vertiveria zizaniodies) in equal amounts and grind them together. Eat one teaspoon of this mixture with water, early morning every day on an empty stomach. Take this once again in the evening. This is also very effective remedy in order to lower BP. Try this remedy for about two weeks and see the difference in your blood pressure level.
  • Early in the morning and also in the evening, on an empty stomach take one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds. This is one of the very useful home remedies for high blood pressure. Continue using this remedy for about half of a month for seeing results.
  • Garlic is also very effective in controlling the blood pressure. Hence make sure that you use enough of garlic while preparing your food. Garlic lowers cholesterol and triglyceride that have impact on heart disease. Raw garlic has heating effect. It is therefore used with buttermilk. A paste made of about 1 gm of garlic should be mixed with a glass of buttermilk. Drink this buttermilk twice a day. It will bring your blood pressure down. In the early stages, it is advised to use 1 mg of garlic, thrice a day. Gradually, the content can be increased to 3 gm, also three times in a day. In another useful form garlic is fried in ghee with honey. This way, one can get rid of extreme smell and also it is cholesterol free. Garlic should be avoided raw and should be mixed with herbs to overcome any adverse effect.
  • Take about one cup of lukewarm water and add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper into it. Drink this solution whenever you need it. This solution is very good for maintaining the blood pressure levels.
  • Eating fresh papaya on an empty stomach is also effective in controlling the rising blood pressure levels.
  • Eating four leaves of neem (Azadirachta indica) and four leaves of tulsi (Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum) with water is also beneficial to reduce the high blood pressure.
  • Taking amla and milk is also very useful to lower the blood pressure.
  • Eating curd is also very effective in lowering the blood pressure.
  • To improve the blood circulation in the body, walk barefoot over the green grass for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Yoga is also very effective way of controlling the blood pressure levels.

Potatoes, especially in boiled form, are a valuable food for lowering blood pressure. When boiled with their skin, they absorb very little salt. Thus they can form a useful addition to a salt-free diet recommended for patients with high blood pressure. Potatoes are rich in potassium but not in sodium salts. The magnesium present in the vegetable exercises beneficial effects in lowering blood pressure.

  • Lemon is also regarded as a valuable food to control high blood pressure. It is a rich source of vitamin P which is found both in the juice and peel of the fruit. This vitamin is essential for preventing capillary fragility.
  • Grapefruit is useful in preventing high blood pressure. The vitamin P content in the fruit is helpful in toning up the arteries.
  • Rice has a low-fat, low-cholesterol, and low-salt content. It makes a perfect diet for those hypertensive persons who have been advised salt-restricted diets. Calcium in brown rice, in particular, soothes and relaxes the nervous system and helps relieve the symptoms of high blood pressure.
  • Parsley is very useful in high blood pressure. It contains elements, which help maintain the blood vessels, particularly, the capillaries. It keeps the arterial system in a healthy condition. It may be taken as a beverage by simmering 20 gm of fresh parsley leaves gently in 250 ml of water for a few minutes. This may be drunk several times daily.
  • Among the herbs, rauwolfia is the best remedy for high blood pressure. Alkaloids of this drug, which have a direct effect on hypertension, have been isolated and are being widely used by practitioners of modem medicine, but they have certain unpleasant side-effects which the drug, taken in raw form, does not have. In Ayurveda prefers to use the root of the drug in a powdered from. Half a teaspoon of this drug, taken thrice a day, is very effective in hypertension.
  • Raw vegetable juices, especially carrot and spinach juices, taken separately or in combination, are also beneficial in the treatment of high blood pressure. If taken in combination, 300 ml of carrot juice and 200 ml of spinach juice should be mixed to make 500 ml or half a litre of the juice, and taken daily. If taken separately, one glass should be taken twice daily, morning and evening.
  • Recent studies have revealed an important link between dietary calcium and potassium and hypertension. Researchers have found that people who take potassium-rich diets have a low incidence of hypertension even if they do not control their salt intake. They have also found that people with hypertension do not seem to get much calcium in the form of dairy products. These two essential nutrients seem to help the body secrete excess sodium and are involved in important functions which control the working of the vascular system. Potassium is found in abundance in fruits and vegetables, and calcium in dairy products.
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Natural Remedies
Natural remedies for high blood pressure are often effective if they are combined with proper diet and lifestyle change. Therefore, it requires discipline to get the best results.

Potassium:
Potassium significantly reduces BP. Average daily intake should be from 2,000 to 4,000 milligrams. Sources are bananas, honeydew, prunes, raisins, orange juice, beans, spinach, cantaloupe and baked potatoes.

Calcium:
Calcium supplement can reduce the chances of having high blood pressure in pregnant women if taken ranging from 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams daily.

Celery:
Celery has mild diuretic properties that helps reduce the fluid in the bloodstream. Take at least four stalks daily to get the best results.

Turmeric:
Turmeric is a staple ingredient in most Indian cuisines. It enhances the ability of the body to process cholesterol and can be bought in some health food stores. Take at least 150 milligrams three times in a particular day.

Hot pepper:
Pepper contains capsaicin oil that removes the LDL cholesterol from attaching to the arterial walls.

Fish:
Have omega-3 fatty acids that are good in neutralizing the bad cholesterol (LDL) while maintaining the good cholesterol (HDL). Sources are from tuna, salmon, and mackerel. One three-ounce serving per week is already sufficient.

Soy:
The presence of phytoestrogens helps in the breakdown of the LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream to the liver for excretion.

Flaxseed:
Due to its high fibre content, this is good in the lowering of LDL cholesterol and the preservation of HDL cholesterol.
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Prevention

After age 18, have your blood pressure checked at least once every 2 years. Do it more often if you have had high blood pressure in the past. Treatment begins with changes you make to your lifestyle to help lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. If these changes don't work, you may also need to take medicine.
Even if you need to take medicine, making some changes in your lifestyle can help reduce the amount of medicine you must take.
If your blood pressure can only be controlled with medicine, you'll need to take the medicine for the rest of your life. You may need to take more than one medicine to help control your blood pressure. Don't stop taking the medicine without talking with your family doctor or you may increase your risk of having a stroke or heart attack.

You can take steps to prevent high blood pressure by adopting a healthy lifestyle. These steps include maintaining a healthy weight; being physically active; following a healthy eating plan, that emphasises fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods;. Choose and prepare foods with less salt and sodium; and, if you drink alcoholic beverages, consume it in moderation.

Caffeine in coffee as well as in other drinks, such as tea and sodas, only raises blood pressure temporarily. So you should be able to continue to have drinks that contain caffeine, unless you are sensitive to it or have heart disease and your doctor tells you not to have any.

Alcohol: Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood pressure. It also can harm the liver, brain, and heart. Alcoholic drinks also contain calories, which matter if you are trying to lose weight. If you drink alcoholic beverages, have only a moderate amount — one drink a day for women; two drinks a day for men.
One drink is a can of beer, a glass of wine (120-150ml.), or 1 shot (jigger) of liquor. If your blood pressure increases with alcohol, it's best not to drink any alcohol.

Smoking:  The nicotine in cigarettes and other tobacco products causes your blood vessels to constrict and your heart to beat faster, which temporarily raises your blood pressure.  Smoking injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. So even though it does not cause high blood pressure, smoking is bad for anyone, especially those with high blood pressure. If you smoke, quit. If you don't smoke, don't start. Once you quit, your risk of having a heart attack is reduced after the first year. So you have a lot to gain by quitting.

Healthy Eating: Research has shown that following a healthy eating plan can both reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and lower an already elevated blood pressure.
For an overall eating plan, consider the DASH eating plan. DASH stands for "Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension," a clinical study that tested the effects of nutrients in food on blood pressure. Study results indicated that elevated blood pressures were reduced by an eating plan that emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy foods and is low in saturated fat, total fat, and cholesterol. The DASH eating plan includes whole grains, poultry, fish, and nuts and has reduced amounts of fats, red meats, sweets, and sugared beverages.
It is important that you are aware of foods that cause high blood pressure. Here are some of the foods you MUST avoid:

Foods that are processed (hydrogenated/artificial oils): Margarines are made with hydrogenated oils.  Check labels for the words, “no hydrogenated oils.”
Foods that are high in trans fat (trans fatty acids): It’s simple – avoid fried or fatty foods.
Foods such as red meat: Red meat causes high BP due to toxic substances and chemicals digested by the animals prior to processing.
Foods that are high in sugar: Foods that are high in sugar are also high in calories.  This causes you to gain weight.  Obesity is a significant cause of high BP.

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Reduce Salt and Sodium in Your Diet

A key to healthy eating is choosing foods lower in salt and sodium. Most people consume more salt than they need. The current recommendation is to consume less than 2.4 grams (2,400 milligrams [mg]) of sodium a day. That equals 6 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of table salt a day. The 6 grams include all salt and sodium consumed, including that used in cooking and at the table. For someone with high blood pressure, the doctor may advise eating less salt and sodium, as recent research has shown that people consuming diets of 1,500 mg of sodium had even better blood pressure lowering benefits. These lower-sodium diets also can keep blood pressure from rising and help blood pressure medicines work better.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Being overweight increases your risk of developing high blood pressure. In fact, blood pressure rises as body weight increases. Losing even 4.5 kg can lower blood pressure — and it has the greatest effect for those who are overweight and already have hypertension.
Being overweight or obese are also risk factors for heart disease. They increase your chance for developing high blood cholesterol and diabetes — two more major risk factors for heart disease.

Physical Activity: Being physically active is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent or control high blood pressure. It also helps reduce your risk of heart disease. It doesn't take a lot of effort to become physically active.

Yoga and Breath Therapy: For complete tranquility of mind, meditate in Corpse Pose. First, concentrate on the incoming and outgoing breath, focusing on the temperature of the breath as it flows in and out. You may notice the exhaled air is slightly warmer than the inhaled air. If you focus the mind on the breath for 10 minutes, mental disturbance gets diminished and blood pressure normalizes. Then you can meditate.
Research has now shown that regular practice of Corpse Pose controls high blood pressure. Meditating and practicing breathing exercises regularly are essential to establishing a new relaxation response in place of the hypertensive reflex to stress. Chanting the mantra 'OM' or listening to a recording of it in the early morning and evening is also beneficial

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Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for High Blood Pressure

From an Ayurvedic perspective, high blood pressure is due to the derangement of all the three doshas, the heart and the blood vessels. The Ayurveda remedies involve normalising the imbalances of pitta and vata. Ayurveda suggests modification in nutrition, practicing breathing exercises like pranayama, yoga, meditation, physical exercise along with treatment involving herbal medicines and drugs.

Lowering high blood pressure naturally involves reducing major risk factors such as atherosclerosis, stress, obesity, inflammation, and stress hormones. The more risk factors you have, generally speaking, the longer it may take to restore balance and lower your blood pressure. However, the good news is that while you’re working to reduce blood pressure naturally, you will also be creating greater balance in your physiology and restore wholeness to both mind and body.

Here are some Ayurvedic herbal remedies that are useful not just for lowering blood pressure naturally, but also for reducing stress, enhancing digestive and metabolic health, inhibit inflammation-which helps prevent atherosclerosis, and even improve neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, and it is one of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs not just for lowering blood pressure, but also for reducing inflammation and stress. Adaptogenic herbs strengthen mind and body and increase the ability to handle physical and psychological stress. While most herbs have specific therapeutic actions, adaptogens have a non-specific, broad action. They increase vitality and resistance, and have a strengthening and normalizing effect on the system, particularly by helping you cope better with stress.  
Stress is one of the main culprits of high blood pressure; overproduction of stress hormones such as cortisol, can lead to high blood pressure, and also to weight gain, fatigue, depression and anxiety. Ashwagandha helps to balance mind and body, create greater inner calmness and increase your ability to cope with stress. This in turn decreases the level of stress hormones circulating in your body and lower blood pressure.

Triphala: Triphala has been used for centuries in India to rejuvenate the body, and it is considered to be one of the most important Ayurvedic formulas. Triphala consists of three herbs, which together form a powerful combination that works in a gentle, but profound way. The three herbs are amla (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and bibhitaki (Terminalia bellica).

Triphala decreases hypertension, helps normalize blood circulation, reduces cholesterol and works towards lessening atherosclerosis in arteries. It has anti-inflammatory properties, anti-obesity effects, and helps in reducing oedema. It helps lower high blood pressure through various mechanisms. By lowering oedema and inflammation there is less pressure against blood vessel walls.  Inflammation leads to atherosclerosis (cardiovascular disease is now known as an inflammatory disease), which narrows blood vessels. By lowering inflammation there is less resistance against vessel walls, which lowers blood pressure. This lessening of resistance in turn decreases the work load of your heart.

Jatamansi is beneficial in hypertension, because it helps protect the arteries from free radical damage. Arterial damage must be repaired, and, as cholesterol repairs the damage, the vessel diameter narrows and the inner diameter decreases, thus creating higher blood pressure. By counteracting the arterial damage, jatamansi helps prevent atherosclerosis before it begins. This herb also has a deeply calming effect on mind and body and is good for psychological stress. Any reduction of stress hormone production will have a protective effect on blood vessels since these hormones damage artery walls.

Arjuna: Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is another powerful herb for lowering high blood pressure. Action of mechanism for this particular herb is that it acts like a beta-blocker and is a powerful antioxidant, liver protectant and contains cardio-protective, hypolipidemic, anti-angina and anti-atheroma properties.
This herb accelerates the turnover of LDL, or low density lipoprotein cholesterol, in the liver, so the so-called bad cholesterol is not oxidized in your blood vessels to form atherosclotic plaque. Arjuna reduces the effects of stress and nervousness on the heart; by reducing stress hormone production it helps protect the inner lining of the blood vessels from damage from stress hormones. Arjuna also lowers beta-lipoprotein lipids and elevates High Density Lipoprotein, the good kind of cholesterol.

Sarpagandha: For centuries Sarpagandha(Rauwolfia serpentine) has been used to treat hypertension.

Gokshura: Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) is a natural herb used for treating many diseases including hypertension. It has shown to be diuretic and an ACE inhibitor.

Punarnava: Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa) has diuretic and Ca2+ channel blocking activity.

Rose Petal Jam(Gulkand): It has calming and mood lifting effects

Panchakarma Therapies

Niruha Vasti Chikitsa (non unctuous enema) is beneficial in hypertension

Shirodhara therapy is also helpful in treating persistent cases of hypertension.
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Low Blood Pressure
Low blood pressure or hypotension would seem to be something to strive for. Because high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a well known risk factor for heart disease and other problems. A pressure of 120/80 millimetres of mercury (mm Hg) is now considered normal and optimal for good health. If the reading is 90/60 or lower, then it is considered as low blood pressure.
It is true that for some people those, who exercise and are in top physical condition, low blood pressure is a sign of good health and fitness. But that's not always the case.
Low BP affects a large number of people worldwide. Very often people don't realise they are suffering from it and often dismiss it as a one-off case of feeling dizzy or ill. It could be a sign of a serious issue with the heart, endocrine or even signal neurological disorders. Severe low blood pressure can block oxygen and vital nutrients from flowing to the brain leading to a life threatening condition called shock, and hence shouldn't be taken lightly.
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Causes of Hypotension
There can be plenty of reasons why you may be suffering from low blood pressure.
Dehydration: Drinking enough water is extremely essential for your well-being. If you are one of those who get dehydrated easily, you must do something about it. One needs to drink more fluids than one loses. If you are one of those who work outdoors, ensure you keep sipping on liquids (like lime with water or nimbu paani) This will help keep the weakness in check.
Pregnancy: If you are pregnant, there's a good chance your pressure might drop. This is normal but get yourself checked if it becomes too frequent.
Heart issues: Some heart problems could cause blood in your body to not circulate properly.
Deficiency of nutrients: A lack of some essential vitamins such as B-12 and iron can lead to anaemia, which in turn can result in low blood pressure.
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Solution

Increase salt intake: Generally people are told to avoid using too much salt in their diet. For people suffering from low blood pressure, salt can help. Check with your doctor though before turning to salty foods.
Drink more water: Water is necessary for your basic body functioning. It also helps prevent dehydration. Don't forget to increase your water intake if you're constantly feeling giddy.
Beetroot Juice: Take a cup of the raw beetroot juice twice daily. It is one of the best home remedies for low blood pressure. Have this for at least 7 days.
Another good herb used for treating low blood pressure is Indian spikenard. It is taken in the dosage of 30-40 grains along with little camphor and cinnamon. You can also prepare infusion by steeping 15-20 gm of herb in 250 ml of water. This is to be taken three times a day.
One of the simplest but effective remedy for low blood pressure is hot Epsom salt bath. It is prepared by dissolving one kilogramme of commercial Epsom salt in lukewarm bath water. Soak yourself in this water for about 20 minutes. The bath is to be taken just before going to bed. Don’t expose yourself to cold immediately after taking bath. This is one of the good home remedies for low blood pressure.
You can also include some spicy food to your diet. One should not do it if suffering from any kind of gastrointestinal problems including acidity.
Try to avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol dilates the blood vessel and hence, may result in blood pressure alteration.
Eat and sleep healthy. Take enough rest and try to avoid pillows while sleeping.
Soak about 30 small raisins in a ceramic bowl full of water over the night. Next morning, chew them one by one on empty stomach. Drink this water afterwards. This has beneficial effects on treating low blood pressure. This is one of the best home remedies for low blood pressure.
Crush 15 holy basil lives and strain them through a clean muslin cloth. Take them along with one teaspoon of honey early in the morning on empty stomach. This is one of the best and effective home remedies for low blood pressure.
Try to include asafoetida in your diet. This has property to restore the blood pressure level. This is one of the simple home remedies for low blood pressure.

Exercise: Include a little exercise in your daily regime. A walk or a quick swim can help circulate the blood.
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