Low blood pressure causes a complex set of symptoms when pressure stays below 100/65. It is more common in young women and tall thin people, accounting for 5% of the population; y in people with varicose veins are more likely to have low blood pressure. Symptoms include:
- Waking up feeling tired
- Nervousness, irritability
- Concentration weak
- Sensitivity to weather change
- Headache or pressure
- Black floaters in the eyes
- Pale face
- Cold hands and feet
- Heart pains, palpitations
- Tinnitus – ringing in ears
- Faintness upon standing (adrenal involvement)
Causes of low blood pressure for our sake of discussion are circulatory weakness, diet and lifestyle, or nervous system problems. These are the major causes. If not, less common causes of low blood pressure may be insomnia, diabetes, digestive, hormonal disturbances, thyroid, and adrenal problems, blood poisoning or allergic reactions.
The medical community is not certain that this is a condition or disease. Drugs such as high blood pressure meds, circulation meds (including blood thinners), and anti-depressants may contribute to low blood pressure. They may utilize stimulating drugs to raise blood pressure (always with side effects and are short-term fixes). Make sure you are tested for more serious problems.
The natural perspective here will discuss the 3 common causes:
First is poor diet and fast foods, tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, caffeine can contribute in a susceptible person. Why not change your lifestyle now? Second, nervous conditions often are the cause of low blood pressure. This is due to long-term stress or extreme stress condition, and not enough B Vitamins (B-Complex). Third, a more serious condition may be heart and circulatory weakness, usually caused from an illness or chronic weakness.
Be sure of your cause and the following natural solutions may be helpful. Also, moderate physical exercise is helpful as well as alternating hot and cold showers. Be patient as it may take a couple of weeks to notice change and several months or longer to turn around a chronic low blood pressure condition.
Herbs for Low Blood Pressure
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Ginseng – a good quality Korean or Chinese red ginseng taken on a regular basis is an adaptogen which helps reduce stress, increase energy and helps the adrenal glands.
Hawthorn - a supremely effective heart tonic and circulatory booster that also calms nerves.
Mistletoe – arterial strengthener and nerve calming.
Nettles – anti-allergic effect and rich in minerals for low blood pressure due to allergy conditions.
Rosemary – circulatory and brain stimulant as well as a digestive aid.
Cell Salts to Help with Low Blood Pressure
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
Biochemic phosphates – for nervous conditions
#8 Mag phos 6X – circulatory conditions
#12 Silicea 6X – for thin delicate shy individuals with cold hands and feet
Low Blood Pressure Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Arsenicum album – for the perfectionist with nervous restlessness, chronic fatigue or from feverish illness.
Cactus – for heart and blood pressure with arterial sclerosis in the elderly.
Camphora – feels extremely cold with weakness; cold sweat on entire body; circulatory collapse.
Carbo veg – lack of oxygen; gas and bloating; blueness of lips; possible circulatory collapse.
Convallaria – shortness of breath,; sensation as if heart stopped beating and then starts suddenly; heart problems or weakness.
Crataegus – homeopathic hawthorn as a heart tonic and arterial sclerosis in the elderly.
Kali carb – myocardial insufficiency, especially in the elderly with severe exhaustion and sweating on the back; better warmth and rest, worse cold and rest.
Lycopus – use in hyperthyroid condition or weakness in low blood pressure.
Phosphorus – chronic low blood pressure and oversensitivity; weakness; sensitivity to weather changes;
tendency to bleeding; vertigo.
Sepia – from hormonal disturbances from excess estrogen (hormone replacement therapy, chemical birth control); weakness exhaustion; no sex drive.
Tabacum – gastrointestinal problems with nausea; for circulatory collapse; vomiting.
Veratrum album – most common remedy for circulatory collapse with cold sweats on the forehead; show up as a pale face with vertigo and exhaustion.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes