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Is cinnamon and honey good for someone with low BP?

Q: My mother is about 50 years old, she has a little heart problem. She also has low BP. Is dal chene (cinnamon) and honey harmful for health, if yes, than what? We are giving her a paste of dal chene (cinnamon) and honey every morning.

A:Low blood pressure is an abnormal condition where a persons blood pressure (pressure of the blood against the walls of the blood vessels during and after each beat of the heart) is much lower than usual, which can cause symptoms such as dizziness or lightheadedness. In many instances, low blood pressure isn't serious. Even occasional dizziness or lightheadedness may be relatively minor — the result of mild dehydration, low blood sugar or too much time in the sun or a hot tub, for example. In these situations, its not a matter so much of how far, but of how quickly, your blood pressure drops. Even moderate postural, postprandial or neurally mediated hypotension can seriously affect quality of life, leading not only to dizziness and weakness but also to fainting and a risk of injury from falls. Still, its important to see the doctor if she experience any signs or symptoms of hypotension because they sometimes can point to more serious problems. It can be helpful to keep a record of her symptoms, when they occur and what she was doing at the time. Dal chene or cinnamon with honey as a home remedy has been used in the past to regularize the menstrual cycle. Its role in helping those with heart disease is unclear. Go easy on the honey though, it is high in calories is not advised if she has an elevated blood sugar level.


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