This is lam, founder of drlam and today we are going to talk about low blood pressure consistently. Now, blood pressure is an automatically regulated mechanism in our body. It is designed to provide oxygen through blood, through our brain, as well as various parts of our body. The regulation of blood pressure falls within many factors. Blood volume can effect the blood pressure, the endothelial wall of the blood vessel itself constricting and dialating through what we.
Call baroreceptors or blood pressure sensitive receptors can help modulate the blood pressure, and of course electrolytes and the sodium balance can also play an important factor. The organs responsible including the kidneys, the adrenals, as well as the brain, can also make a big factor in regulating the blood pressure on a 24/7 basis without us knowing. Of course we can not discount the role that the heart plays as well. So maintaining normal blood pressure is a very important part of survival. Just going from a sitting to a standing.
Position requires that it activates all the systems in various degrees so that we can stand up, not feel dizzy, and are able to walk and not feel dizzy and then have normal activity. Any time the blood pressure is not regular the brain is not getting enough profusion or blood flow, and then the body will suffer. In the case of adrenal fatigue, what happens is, because the adrenal glands regulate the sodium and potassium balance, there is a tendancy,.
As the adrenals get weaker, that the body is not able to regulate this as much as it should. As a result, the sodium is usually lost through the deficieny or the subal effectiveness of aldosterone: the hormone that is regulating the blood flow and the water flow. Now this hormone is critical because in adrenal fatigue this hormone aldosterone tends to be low. As a result the sodium is not going to be easily maintained in the body. At this time the labratory values may be the same, or when I say the same I mean normal.
People come in a lot of them with low blood pressure because they are losing sodium, and without sodium your water does not flow. So in other words the water stays with the sodium, wherever the sodium goes the water goes. So as long as the sodium is high the water will be retained in the body. When the sodium is low then the body will tend to lose water, and if you lose water, then your blood pressure will go down; it will stay down consistently. That is why many people with low blood pressure tend to do better when they eat more salt.
They can be perked up and feel much better. but of course, you have to be careful because too much salt can lead to another set of problems including hypertension, as well as swelling in the legs, what we call edema. So first we have to understand that low blood pressure is a symptom and not a disease. Number two you have to look at the big picture of how everything else comes together. In an adrenal fatigue situation, oftentimes low blood pressure does not stand alone; it comes along with other al signs and symptoms that you.
Have to put the pieces together. it is one of many symptoms that presents itself. Usually the more advanced the adrenal fatigue the more prominent this is. A very interesting thing that you also have to understand is that in the early stages of adrenal fatigue, blood pressure tends to rise because of the vessel constriction of blood vessels narrowing as a result of hormones; and then in later stages it tends to go down. So if you look at the blood pressure, it can be high and still have adrenal fatigue in early stages,.
If it stays low consistently then it could mean the body is in a state of advanced adrenal fatigue if all other medical workup is normal. So, low blood pressure constistently is an important symptom to look for in adrenal fatigue and it points us to the underlying dysfunction that is maybe happening in the adrenal glands. Those of you who want to learn more about this topic can read my article called ‘Low Blood Pressure and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.’ It is available on my website, DrLam .
Symptoms of Low Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
What are the symptoms of low blood pressure during pregnancy? Classic symptoms of low blood pressure are dizziness, light headedness and even fainting. Thats not too far off from how I feel after a bad bout of morning sickness. In that case, it may actually be from dehydration, not low blood pressure. The OBGYN monitors my blood pressure and says it is low. s joke they want your blood pressure as low as it can go without laying you low.
Why would they say that? High blood pressure in pregnancy is a killer, from destroying your kidneys to increasing the risk of premature labor and stillbirth. Low blood pressure isnt much of a problem. It is if I pass out. Think of this as the perfect time to eat all the salty stuff you like to bring up the blood pressure.
What else could i do? Drink caffeine to get your blood pressure up, assuming it doesnt make you want to throw up. Take lots of rest breaks. I do that already. Get up slowly to minimize the risk of fainting. Lay down if you start to feel faint. Just what I need, getting up off my back to quickly laying back down while my blood pressure.
Yoyos. Lay on your left side to improve blood flow to your heart. The faintness is driving me nuts, because its not safe to drive. If you have chronic problems, you need to see a . It could be a sign of internal bleeding. What else would be a concern?.
You have to see a if you actually have bleeding or chest pain or a bad headache. That could mean the low blood pressure is a sign of a possible heart attack or stroke. As if the baby wasnt enough to worry about. When will I get over this? Blood pressure goes down midpregnancy before rising in the third trimester. It will return to normal after you have the baby. Then it will go up due to the stress of having a screaming new arrival.