What Can Be Done to Raise Low Blood Pressure?

Q:
What can be done to raise low blood pressure?

A:
For many people, low blood pressure can be treated by changes in lifestyle and diet. Blood pressure can be raised by following simple changes in your daily life:

  • Take more salt.
  • Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids.
  • Drink less alcoholic beverages.
  • Do regular exercises to promote your blood flow.
  • Pump your feet and ankles several times before you stand up.
  • Elevate the head of your bed at night.
  • Avoid heavy lifting.
  • Avoid straining while on the toilet.
  • Do not stand still in one place for too long.
  • Do not take  hot shower for too long.
  • Have smaller and more frequent meals.

If methods above fail to lessen problems, you had better ask your doctor for some advice. Ask your doctor to evaluate your prescription and over-the-counter medications to see if any of them caused your symptoms. Follow your doctor’s suggestion all the time.

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