Low Blood Pressure caused by Adrenal Fatigue
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 247 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 .
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8 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency
Hey guys. Axe here, Founder of draxe . Today, I’m going to share with you eight warning signs that you have magnesium deficiency, and there are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that a lot of people have. So then, think about this, there is a good chance that you have a health condition and if you just got more Magnesium in your diet, it could be gone for good. There are people suffering with eight common conditions that if you just get more magnesium in your diet it is going to transform your health forever. According to recent research, 80% of Americans are Magnesium deficient. So, you’ve got to.
Get more Magnesium in your diet or at least 80% of people do. The first warning sign that you are magnesium deficient is that if you have any form of a headache, whether it’s a tension headache or a migraine headache that’s a big warning sign and one of the reasons is that magnesium really helps in relaxing muscles, it helps with overall cellular function, and so again, Magnesium is critical. If you have a headache, had any type of headache at all, consider getting more magnesium foods in your diet or taking a magnesium supplement, and at the end, I’ll share more with you about magnesium foods and supplements.
The number two sign that you have a magnesium deficiency is if you get muscle cramps. Now, a lot of the times people think that that’s potassium and it can be, but it’s also magnesium. And so again, if you are an athlete or let’s say you’re laying sic in bed at night and you ever get muscle cramps or if you struggle with muscle cramps on a regular basis, you are magnesium deficient. You really want to work on increasing both potassium intake and magnesium intake if you get muscle cramps. The third warning sign that you’re magnesium deficient is if you have osteoporosis or if.
You have osteopenia or any type of weak muscles or weak bones, or you get injured easily. You know Magnesium is a major building block of your muscles. And listen to this, a lot of people will go and take a calcium supplement without even taking a magnesium supplement for your body to even use calcium. You have to have magnesium. So again, magnesium, it’s critical for building strong bones. So, it’s essential that children are getting magnesium rich foods, adults’, especially aging women, are getting magnesium foods and supplements on a regular basis. The fourth warning sign that you are magnesium deficient is if you have diabetes or imbalanced.
Blood sugar. If you tend to eat something and then afterwards you get really tired. In fact if you’re one of those people that hits the sort of two o’clock coma at work after lunch, that’s a big warning sign that you are magnesium deficient. So, again if you have diabetes or you have low energy levels, or even have adrenal fatigue, those are warning signs that you’re not getting enough magnesium in your diet. The reason is that magnesium is a critical mineral for improving glucose absorption and really balancing out your blood sugar. You really have to have magnesium for cellular function.
The fifth warning sign, you may have high blood pressure. So blood pressure issues, if you have high blood pressure on a blood pressure medication, magnesium has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies to naturally lower or balance out your blood pressure. The sixth warning sign that you have a magnesium deficiency is if you struggle with insomnia or not being able to sleep at night, and that includes both not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night or even waking up early on a consistent basis. You need magnesium for that.
If you do struggle with that, the best time to take magnesium is with dinner or right before bed in the evening. The seventh warning sign you are magnesium deficient is if you struggle with anxiety and depression. In fact, magnesium has been shown to help calm the body, the muscles, and help improve mood. It is a vital mineral for overall mood. In fact one of the things I’ve recommended to patients over time with anxiety is taking magnesium on a daily basis and they’ve seen great results. And last but not least, would be muscle pain. That’s a sign that you’re magnesium deficient as well.