6 EFFECTIVE HOME REMEDIES FOR LOW BLOOD PRESSURE
Low blood pressure
Low blood pressure symptoms may start when a person goes from a sitting position to suddenly standing up. This is known as orthostatic hypotension.
Usually, this is not dangerous unless positional change causes a person’s blood pressure to drop rapidly, which could lead to fainting.
In extreme situations, low blood pressure can lead to shock. A person who goes into shock needs emergency medical attention right away, as there will be reduced blood flow throughout the body potentially causing damage to the organs.
Furthermore, there can be several reasons why a person may have hypotension, but having low blood pressure can be a sign of good health, especially if you’re not experiencing any of the negative side effects.
Generally, most people with low blood pressure do not need medications or other medical interventions to raise blood pressure.
These are 6 effective home remedies to help you treat low blood pressure.
1. Consume healthy foods that naturally contain sodium:
Not everyone needs to be on a low sodium diet. People with low blood pressure particularly are not aided by the misconception that less salt is better.
Salt makes your body retain water, and the extra water stored in your body can raise your blood pressure.
Try gradually increasing sodium intake to around 2000 milligrams per day. This is best accomplished by choosing healthy foods that naturally have a higher level of sodium. sprinkling a little extra salt on your food also does the trick.
2. Drink more water to help increase blood volume:
Not having enough blood in your body could cause low blood pressure. Besides helping raise blood volume, consuming plenty of fluids each day helps avoid dehydration.
Men need between 10-13 cups of water a day, and women should get between 8-11 cups.
3. Eat small meals more frequently:
Be sure not to skip meals or eat large, heavy meals on a regular basis.
Either situation could contribute to a drop in blood pressure. Instead, eat on a regular schedule, and try to eat small meals five to six times a day. This has a huge impact on keeping your blood pressure regulated.
4. Go slow:
Be careful not to stand up from either a sitting or lying down position too rapidly. This can also cause a feeling of being lightheaded, dizziness, or potential fainting in people with hypotension.
Furthermore, the reason why this happens is because the heart has not pumped enough blood through the body quickly enough to account for the sudden change in position or elevation.
Besides that, if you’ve experienced this type of dizziness before, try to make your movements more gradual when transitioning to standing positions. If you’re lying down, first sit up for a few seconds and then slowly stand.
5. Review your medications with your doctor:
Certain medications can cause a drop in blood pressure. Therefore, you could be taking a prescription medication that lowers blood pressure and not even know it.
Medications to treat depression and anxiety or painkillers can lower blood pressure. Furthermore, always read about the potential side effects of any medication, but be sure to ask your doctor for advice before discontinuing use.
6. Wear compression stockings:
Compression stocking prevent the pooling of blood in the legs. Wearing them can ensure better and faster circulation of the blood back to the heart and lungs.
The use of these same stockings help relieve pressure and pain associated with varicose veins.
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