Monday, March 23, 2009

Tuesday Post

This afternoon I went to my Doctors office to get the results of my blood tests that I took last week....just been feeling very tired and run down in the last month so I wanted the Doctor to check my thyroid, amongst other things and see what the B12 levels were in my body. What I found out was that the Thyroid and all others test came back normal except the B12? Now of course I thought for sure the Doc. would tell me the level was very low, nope she said mine was way over the normal levels in the body and that I need to cut out some supplements before I did any Liver Damage! So if anyone wants some Ultra 40's let me know being that they are chuck full of B12 I guess I better not take them......grrrr!

Also another thing today was that my Blood Pressure which is typically low was really low 80 over 60, I've been tired all day and had a headache so perhaps it stems from that. I did of course go online and check some of the causes of low Blood pressure and one of the causes can be dehydration which is completely possible with me being that I'm not always the best at making sure I keep myself properly hydrated. One more thing is I really want salt today.......I just want to lick the salt of some chips! Very weird

Thought I post an article regarding blood pressure:

Low Blood Pressure: How Low Is Too Low?
Understanding low blood pressure
Usually, low blood pressure is a good thing -- even if it doesn’t sound like it. Just because a standard measurement of blood pressure is 120 over 80 doesn’t mean that blood pressure that is lower than that is going to cause you any problems. However, there are times when low blood pressure can be too low.

I’m Heart Healthy Henry and I’m going to go over the ins and outs of low blood pressure with you -- explaining how low is too low and what can cause low blood pressure.

How Low Is Too Low?
If your blood pressure is less than 100 over 60, you may begin to experience the symptoms of low blood pressure. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as dizziness or fainting, you might want to check your blood pressure with your doctor.

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?
There are a number of conditions that can cause low blood pressure, the most obvious being a severe loss of blood. However, a loss of blood is not the only thing that contributes to low blood pressure.

Low blood pressure can also be caused by certain conditions such as parathyroid disease, dehydration, heart attack, heart failure and sepsis. It can also be caused by certain medications so if you are experiencing low blood pressure, check with your doctor to see if any of the medications you are taking may be causing it.

Treatment for low blood pressure will depend on the cause of the condition. For example, treatment for low blood pressure due to dehydration would include re-hydrating the body and treatment due to medication may include a change in prescriptions. When treating low blood pressure, the source of the problem is always isolated and the source, rather than the symptom, is treated.

The best way to treat low blood pressure is to prevent it to begin with. Eating healthy, exercising properly and taking a total health dietary supplement like the one available at this website are great steps towards preventing the onset of low blood pressure.

Count Your Blessings
If you’ve been diagnosed with low blood pressure, you’re better off than being diagnosed with high blood pressure. Low blood pressure is associated with fewer complications than high blood pressure and in some instances it can be easier to treat.


  1. wow that is interesting. i have very low blood pressure too!~

  2. YIKES!! Well, I am glad all your other levels were normal. I am not a huge fan of stacking multiple supps myself...I try to get what I need mostly out of whole foods and organic things, but one really never knows what is best.
    I hope you're feeling your energy return to you. Interesting article, too, btw.


  3. Great info! And I hope you will be back to 100% soon! Tawana

  4. Sorry for poisioning you Lisa... that's just a little secret I learned to eliminate the competition.


    Thank God you are ok.. I wonder if I should probably get my levels checked as well, I have been taking those things for years!

    Thanks for the low blood pressure info. I think I almost passed out back stage due to it a USA's ... they had us back there for so long under the hot lights. I started stumbling around trying to keep concsiousness.. guzzling water like fool. At first I thought it was anxiety.. but I am almost certain it was low blood pressure.

    Thanks for keeping us informed and healthy!

  5. I have low blood pressure too, lately everytime I bend over and get back up I get that little blackout, dizzy feeling for a second.

    What are the Ultra 40's for, energy? Just wondering I just take a multivitamin. It will be interesting to see if your blood pressure goes up if you stay more hydrated. Sometimes I think that is part of my problem even though it feels like a drink a TON!