How To Treat Bunions
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A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Dealing with Low Blood Pressure Naturally

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The effects of low blood pressure on the sufferer might be as severe as high blood pressure. The medical term used for low blood pressure is hypotension. According to medical experts, people with chronic hypotension are susceptible towards developing other serious health disorders like endocrinal disorders, heart problems and neurological disorders. The common signs indicating abnormal decrease in blood pressure levels are: fainting and a feeling of lightheadedness. There’s no particular medicine for treating low blood pressure; this health problem can only be managed naturally by introducing certain lifestyle and dietary changes in the patient’s life.

Lifestyle modification for managing hypotension:

A bath using warm water twenty minutes before going to bed at night can help in getting rid of this problem. Adding Epsom salt to the bathing water will enhance the healing effect of the bath. If hypotension is triggered by circulatory conditions like varicose veins, wearing an elastic compression stalking on the affected leg might offer significant relief. These stockings help in reducing the quantity of blood pooling into the patient’s legs and promote proper pumping of the blood through different parts of the body. Hypotension can also occur as a result of staying confined in the bed for a prolonged period of time. If bed rest is absolutely necessary, the patient can sit up at regular intervals to avoid the onset of hypotension.

Dietary changes for managing hypotension:

Hypotension patients must drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Adequate water intake will help in increasing the blood pressure and will also prevent dehydration, which can also trigger low blood pressure. As we consume some additional fluid the volume of blood in our body increases. This results in harder pumping of blood. However, a patient suffering from low blood pressure should strictly avoid drinking alcohol, as alcohol end up dehydrating out body. One can also try increasing his salt intake for fighting low blood pressure; however, this should be done only after consulting a physician.

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