Advices for low blood pressure
Chronic low blood pressure can be effectively treated with a few changes in the diet and lifestyle.
Depending on the symptoms your doctor can advice you to increase your blood pressure by making these simple small changes:
- Increase the amount of salt in your diet – eat more salty foods than sweet ones
- Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids such as water, juices, airyan and others.
- Decrease the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
- If you have flu or cold, drink more fluids than usual.
- If you take medicines, consult with your doctor if some of them lower the blood pressure so he can prescribe others.
- Do moderate exercise regularly.
- Get up slowly and carefully from lying or seated position. It is good when getting out of bed to sit on the edge of the bed for few minutes before standing. You can also pump your feet and ankles before raising in order to improve the blood circulation.
- Elevate the head of your mattress by placing blocks under it.
- Avoid heavy lifting.
- Avoid prolonged hot showers and saunas with higher temperatures. If you get dizzy, sit down. If you get dizzy under the shower often it is good to have a stool (nonslip one, suitable for wet rooms) in the bathroom. Thus you may avoid injury, if you suddenly lose consciousness.
To lessen episodes of dizziness after meals, try eating smaller meals but more frequent. Cut back on carbohydrates. Rest after eating.