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Feeling Tired Because Of Low Blood Pressure? 6 Remedies To Clear The Symptoms

Feeling Tired Because Of Low Blood Pressure? 6 Remedies To Clear The Symptoms

Low blood pressure (hypotension) happens when someone’s blood pressure is so low that it causes symptoms such as fainting, nausea, dizziness, tiredness, blurred vision, coldness and heart palpitations.

That isn’t to say that all low blood pressure is bad, as some people have naturally low blood pressure due to a healthy and active lifestyle. Normally they have a blood pressure reading of 120/89 mm Hg, which is lower than normal but still healthy. They don’t experience any negative symptoms because their blood pressure is still within the healthy range.

However, people with hypotension have a blood pressure reading of 90/60 mm Hg or lower. This causes symptoms such as dizziness because the heart struggles to pump enough blood to the organs in the body. These symptoms may be worse when you first stand up, or if you have been stood up for a long time, but this isn’t always the case; some people constantly feel dizzy and tired.

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What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

There are lots of possible causes of low blood pressure, such as nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, too much bed rest, heart problems, endocrine disorders and pregnancy. Medications such as antidepressants, beta blockers, alpha blockers and diuretics can also cause low blood pressure.

It is best to speak to your doctor about treatment as the causes and symptoms of low blood pressure can vary. However, there are lots of home remedies for low blood pressure that you can use to alleviate your symptoms. These remedies are scientifically proven to work, and most of them use cheap ingredients that you may already have in your cupboards at home.

Home Remedies For Low Blood Pressure

1. Holy Basil

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    Holy basil can reduce the symptoms of low blood pressure as it is filled with magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. Simply extract the juice from 15 basil leaves and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink the mixture every day to see a noticeable improvement. Alternatively you can chew on four basil leaves each morning!

    2. Lemon Juice

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      Lemon juice can be used to treat low blood pressure that is caused by dehydration. This is because it helps to stimulate liver function and aid digestion, giving your organs a helping hand to cure the dehydration. Mix lemon juice with a pinch of salt and sugar and drink the mixture once a day to reduce symptoms.

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      3. Licorice Root

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        Licorice root can be used to reduce the symptoms of low blood pressure caused by a low level of cortisol. This is because it blocks the enzyme that breaks down cortisol while also encouraging a healthy level of adrenaline function. Make your own licorice tea by mixing one teaspoon of dried licorice into boiling water.

        4. Rosemary

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          Rosemary alleviates the symptoms of low blood pressure as it stimulates the nervous system and improves blood circulation. You can either add fresh rosemary to your meals or take 10 ml of rosemary tincture a day – whichever works best for you.

          5. Ginger

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            Ginger can be used to treat low blood pressure as it contains anti-clotting, anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties to improve circulation. You can make your own ginger tea by adding two teaspoons of grated ginger to boiling water. Leave the mixture for 10 minutes and then strain it and drink it.

            6. Salt Water

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              Salt water can reduce the symptoms of low blood pressure as the sodium will increase blood pressure. However it is important not to overdo it; too much salt will dehydrate you and make you feel ill. Mix half of a teaspoon of salt with a glass of water and drink it to see a noticeable improvement.

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              Last Updated on March 13, 2019

              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

              How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

              Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

              You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

              Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

              1. Work on the small tasks.

              When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

              Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

              2. Take a break from your work desk.

              Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

              Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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              3. Upgrade yourself

              Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

              The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

              4. Talk to a friend.

              Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

              Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

              5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

              If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

              Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

              Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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              6. Paint a vision to work towards.

              If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

              Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

              Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

              7. Read a book (or blog).

              The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

              Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

              Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

              8. Have a quick nap.

              If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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              9. Remember why you are doing this.

              Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

              What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

              10. Find some competition.

              Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

              Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

              11. Go exercise.

              Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

              Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

              As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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              Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

              12. Take a good break.

              Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

              Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

              Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

              Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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