|Neurally mediated hypotension occurs when there is an abnormal reflex interaction between
a persons heart and their brain and the person has no defects in their
heart or brain. Neurally mediated hypotension is also known by the following names: the fainting reflex, neurocardiogenic syncope, vasodepressor syncope, the vaso-vagal reflex, and autonomic dysfunction. Hypotension is the
normal medical term used for low blood pressure, and syncope means fainting.
All people are vulnerable to the reflex that result in a lowered blood pressure,
and each person's vulnerability is affected by these factors: allergies,
diet, genetic make-up, infections, and even psychological issues. Neurally mediated hypotension symptoms
include: low blood pressure, fainting, fast heart beats,
light-headedness, nausea, tired and weak.
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stabilizing blood pressure and also aiding blood
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stress and promotes healing in the body
||vitamin C helps with low blood pressure and
hypotension by improving adrenal and other body functions.
Good taken in a good multi-vitamin and
mineral supplement formula.
& Mineral supplement
||vitamin B complex, inositol, zinc, vitamin
A, vitamin E all serve to help balance blood
pressure and reduce its negative effects. A daily supplement is also needed for
nutrients that promote good general health and well being.
||garlic has been
shown to help stabilize blood pressure and provide many other benefits
for cardiovascular and heart health.
What is the cause of Neurally
The answer to this question is not easy, it is suspected that neurally mediated hypotension has genetic
origin in many people. This is because it is common to find several
family members/anscestors with neurally mediated hypotension.
But no specific gene has been found for the condition. We can all develop neurally mediated hypotension
if triggering conditions exist like: if we do not get enough fluids or salt,
are subjected to long periods of standing, or stay for long
periods in very warm environments. The reflex response which results in lowered blood pressure
may occur sooner in some people than others..
One of the most common, and treatable problems identified in those with neurally mediated hypotension is a low salt (sodium) intake in the diet. Salt helps us retain fluid in the blood vessels, and helps maintain a healthy blood pressure. Salt has
been given "bad press" in the last many years because a high salt diet in some individuals with high
blood pressure can cause to further increase in blood pressure, and thereby to heart disease and stroke. This has led to general health recommendations to
cute down on salt. As we are finding, this general recommendation
isn't a good idea for everyone.
The average adult blood pressure is 120/70, and a blood pressure is considered elevated if it is above 140/90. Individuals can have neurally mediated hypotension at a wide range of resting blood pressures. It may be slightly more common in those whose systolic blood pressure
(first number) is in the 90-110 range, but can also be seen in
people whose resting blood pressure is high. For people with neurally mediated hypotension, a low salt intake
can be unhealthy, and may move them from feeling good to developing the symptoms of fatigue and lightheadedness.
In experimental work earlier this century, severe short term salt depletion led to fatigue and mental
problems in the adults in the research.
As with many health issues a good diet is very important to
balance the systems in the human body and
this is why the Protection
4 Life health kits were created.
Here are some posture things to try
- standing with legs crossed
- stand with one leg on a chair
- sit in the knee to chest position
- sit in low chair
- take supplements that help with asthma or allergies as
these problems can make the neurally mediated hypotension worse
- when sitting lean forward with hands on your knees
- alcohol, coffee, and sodas can be a problem so reduce them
- supplements that help regulate blood pressure like omega fatty acids
- if you have a low salt intake then you may need increase it
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else