Low blood pressure can cause, fatigue, tiredness, dizziness, poor memory, and hair to fall out!
Low Blood Pressure May Be Causing Your Chronic Medical Problems
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Chronic medical problems are a regular topic of conversation on my website and in my videos. Chronic problems can be caused by a wide range of underlying medical conditions. One of the more common causes of chronic problems in my patients is low blood pressure.
The good news is that low blood pressure can be managed naturally, and is fairly easy to identify. In this article I hope to give you insight in how to figure out if your blood pressure is low, and how to solve it.
In the conventional medical system you may go to a doctor who will see your blood pressure at a level of 100/60, and they will celebrate with you for not having high blood pressure. They may even tell you that your blood pressure is at a point where it is not going to cause you problems.
Why Blood Pressure Matters
When you look at the research on blood pressure, the overwhelming majority is about the dangers and effects of high blood pressure. High blood pressure is, of course, a major problem. However, we tend to forget that low blood pressure can be just as bad for your body.
Typically speaking, your blood pressure needs to be at 120/80. This is the ideal, optimal blood pressure your body is designed to work at. While both sexes can suffer from low blood pressure, it is more common in women than in men.
Low blood pressure can cause a wide range of symptoms. These symptoms can include:
- Blurred vision
- Lack of concentration
What Does Blood Pressure Do?
The purpose of blood pressure is to force the nutrients to leave your blood and enter into your cells. If your blood pressure is less than ideal, then your blood cells cannot reach all of the individual cells, or adequately release their nutrients. This may cause a wide range of deficiencies in nutrients all across the body.
Your blood travels through veins of all sizes, from large arteries to microscopic capillaries. These capillaries are only large enough for one blood cell to pass through at a time. Low blood pressure may cause a lack of blood flow through these capillaries, reducing the delivery of nutrients to your cells. This will particularly be the cause at places with high concentrations of capillaries, such as fingertips and toes, where you may experience symptoms of neuropathy.
Similarly, lack of adequate delivery of blood to your brain can cause symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, and even nausea.
If you check your blood pressure and find that it is low, then it may be a major contributor to your chronic problem. It may not be the only cause, but it may be worsening it.
What is in Your Blood?
Your blood has many different components in it, all of which can contribute to your health. Your blood is primarily composed of red blood cells (to carry oxygen), white blood cells (for your immune system), platelets (to prevent bleeding), and plasma.
Plasma itself is filled with a wide range of materials. Mostly, it is just water. However, it also includes various types of proteins, salts, nutrients, hormones, and waste.
Because your blood is carrying literally every nutrient to every cell in your body, taking supplements or medications may not actually help consistently until your blood pressure is raised to an optimal level. Low blood pressure will not properly deliver these medicines or supplements.
The Importance of Tracking your Blood Pressure
I had a client track her blood pressure recently. She checked it four times throughout her day, both standing and sitting. It is important to check your readings at both sitting and standing because it can indicate how well your brain is functioning. There should be a difference of about 10 in readings between standing and sitting, with standing being higher. If these readings are too close, it tells us your brain is having difficulty telling the difference between standing and sitting.
In this patient’s case, her highest reading was 107/73, and her lowest was 84/71. Most of her other readings were around 95/65. On some days she did not even break a level over 100. This is very low blood pressure.
In that short amount of time we were able to identify one of the causes of her chronic symptoms that most doctors in the conventional system miss because they are more concerned with high blood pressure.
Solutions for Better Blood Pressure
The good news is low blood pressure can often be handled with a number of very simple solutions.