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Monday, May 03, 2010

Why does blood pressure drop sharply in some cases?

When Na and K are low overall and K is low relative to Na
there will be ongoing problems with blood pressure
regulation.  Especially so, when Fe is low and there are
indications of problems with blood sugar regulation (Low
Mn and elevated Cr)
Hi Gary

Good articles. Very interesting.

I am interested in knowing why blood pressure drops in some cases, with people that I know, quite sharply. Is this normal?

Cheers

Brian
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Gary:
Please refer to the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis chart to the left and the description.  This scenario is most common in young women who generally do not eat enough overall and tend to choose high calcium-low fat foods that are mostly poor in nutrients other than Calcium (Ca) and sugar.  This nutrient profile explains why women are more likely to faint than men.



Try this next time you cut your finger:  Raise the finger above your head.  The bleeding will stop with no need for pressure or band aids.  This because a normal blood pressure of 120/80 is only sufficient for pushing blood to a height equivalent to about the top of the head, plus a little more.  If blood pressure is, say 100/60 then the heart  may struggle to pump blood to the brain.  Light-headedness and lethargy will be felt.

If the person has an imbalance and overall deficiency in Sodium (Na) and Potassium (K), as is the case in the above example then blood pressure will tend to be low.  This is not healthy.

Low Magnesium (Mg), Na and K are indicative of reduced adrenal function.  Adrenals produce 98 different steroidal hormones, including Cortisol.  Cortisol has many functions, including maintaining cardiovascular tone.  lack of cortisol = low blood pressure.

If the person is lacking Iron (Fe) and protein then the oxygen carrying capacity may be poor and this will lead to low blood sugar, lack of energy and light headedness, to name a few ailments.

If the HTMA profile shows low Manganese (Mn) and elevated Chromium (Cr) then there may be increasing insulin resistance and this may lead to blood sugar disturbances.  This has near identical symptoms to low Fe.

If this person is exercising vigorously blood sugar that is already compromised may plummet along with lood pressure and result in fainting.

This will be even more likely if there is even only slight dehydration because blood volume is probably low due to low levels of Na and K.

In conclusion; there is not a single explanation as to the cause of low or erratic blood pressure.  There are usually multiple factors coming together to produce blood pressure's equivalent of the "Perfect Storm".

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