Hypotensive Help


Before I get down to the nitty-gritty of this topic…let me first explain as to what does the word ‘hypotensive’ mean…

It’s a noun…developed from the word ‘hypertension’

It means..

1. Of or characterized by low blood pressure.

2. Causing a reduction in blood pressure. 

Lets me exemplify…so that you can relate to it in a better way….ever felt drained? dizzy? Like you’ve totally been sucked out of energy? Yes? this is what you are going through…Low blood pressure! Or term it Hypotension!

Let me explain it to you from the scratch…When we say low…it means..lower than the normal/average body temperature of a being…to elaborate further…low enough that you might even faint. As a matter of fact , let me disclose this to you that low is often good for a person’s health…but then again…excess or scarcity of anything and everything…and you suffer reverses.

  • About low blood pressure
  • Symptoms of low blood pressure
  • Causes of low blood pressure
  • Diagnosis of low blood pressure
  • Treatment of low blood pressure 

About low blood pressure

Hmm…Again let me explain things to you like i would do to any xyz kid around…I mean from the basic..blood pressure…the word itself shouts it’s meaning..the pressure of blood..now which pressure..the pressure that out blood applies to the walls of the arteries inside which the blood is flowing. there is an equilibrium maintained as far as our body’s blood pressure is concerned.

There are 2 numbers to express the blood pressure, such as 120/80 mmHg (millimetres of mercury)…the former mentioned figures are of maximum & minimum blood pressure of ours.

Now this is a very common and known fact but still let me remind you…the higher is our blood pressure…the greater risk we hold to develop a coronary heart disease…so better to have it low than to die of a heart attack isn’t it? Which is anyway proliferating owing to our lethargic lifestyles…anyway…thats an entirely different issue… so for your information the ideal blood pressure for adults is less than 120/80 mmHg.

Okay…another major concern..if your blood pressure goes really low…your vital organs like the brain and heart are deprived of an optimum level of blood flow which again causes you to faint…So out of the fire into the frying pan…Anyway…Listen up!

Symptoms of low blood pressure

If your blood pressure is naturally low, you are unlikely to have any symptoms and it’s not something you should be concerned about.

The concern should start when out of the blue your blood pressure hits low…you might face the following symptoms-

  • dizziness (like everything is moving around you)
  • fainting
  • shortness of breath
  • pain in the chest
  • feet and hands might turn cold
  • palpitations (you can feel your heart beating more forcefully)

All these are commonly experienced by us when we change our posture…like we get up after lying for long..or sit after standing for long. It is termed as postural (or orthostatic) hypotension. If you usually experience these symptoms after eating a large meal, it’s called postprandial hypotension.

If you have any of the symptoms of low blood pressure, you should see your GP.

Causes of low blood pressure

If your blood pressure has been described as low but yet minus any kinds of the previously mentioned experiences, then there is unlikely to be any underlying problem, and this is a normal blood pressure for you.

A number of factors can cause us to faint, such as standing for long in the sun, pain and strong emotions. These usually cause only a brief, temporary drop in blood pressure.

However, if you have low blood pressure that is regularly causing symptoms, it means the mechanisms that control blood pressure in your body are not working as they should be, causing your blood pressure to drop. If you have postural hypotension, it takes time for your body to adapt to the changed posture…like when you stand up, causing blood to pool in your legs.

Postprandial hypotension occurs when blood flows to the digestive system after eating a meal – but your body doesn’t respond in the normal way to maintain blood pressure in the rest of your body.

Factors that can cause this include the following.

  • Injury, burns and dehydration – reducing the amount of blood in body…they cause low blood pressure
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, heart attack and arrhythmia, stop your heart pumping the blood effectively.
  • High blood pressure – people who have high blood pressure often find that their blood pressure is more likely to fluctuate from high to low.
  • Conditions involving your nervous system, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease – these affect how well your body is able to respond to a change in posture.
  • Age – postural hypotension is more likely as you get older.

Okay so you’ve gained enough information regarding your trouble…lets get down to its shooter! Ylang Ylang oil..the most natural treatment for the trouble.

So…when things like these come to fore…is the time we know what to resort to..

Referenced Links:

Essential Oils and Hypertension:  Use of Essential Oils in Hypertension treatment

The Organic Witch:  Health Benefits of Ylang Ylang

Benefit of net:  Benefits Of Ylang-Ylang  


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