Disease Info

Hypotension

Low blood pressure is reflected by the reading of 90/60 or lower. It is very common for people who are fit and exercise regularly to have low blood pressure. But for others it can indicate more serious health problems with heart, neurological or endocrine system. Low blood pressure can also be a sign of low oxygen flow to the brain, which can have more severe consequences.

Causes

Anything that lowers oxygen level in the blood to the brain will cause hypotensia, including dehydration, skipping meals or insufficient nutrition (especially that of B12 and iron), hormonal changes like during pregnancy.

Ayurvedic approach

Hypotension can be cured the same way as hypertension but with a different set of treatments, herbal medicine and, of course, a diet. One should make sure to drink enough liquids and eat on time with some exercise routine to stay away from hypotensia.