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5 Ways to Improve Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)

Posted by nutritionist 08/04/2021 0 Comment(s) healthy lifestyle,heart health,

 

Low blood pressure, also known as Hypotension, is when you have a blood pressure of 90mmHg (systolic) over 60mmHg (diastolic) and lower. This means that your blood pressure range is lower than the normal healthy levels. You may experience symptoms such as dizziness (severe or faint), blurred vision, fatigue, nausea and poor concentration.

 

Here are some ways to raise low blood pressure:

 

1. Drink plenty of water

 

Hypotension can sometimes be caused by dehydration. It is even possible to have hypotension due to mild dehydration.

 

Your body can get dehydrated by quick water loss due to vomiting, severe diarrhoea, fever, strenuous exercise and excessive sweating. Medications such as diuretics may also lead to dehydration. It is important to stay hydrated by drinking enough water daily. This can increase blood volume in the body, improve dehydration and raise the blood pressure.

 

 

2. Exercise regularly

 

People with low blood pressure should exercise regularly. Exercises such as walking and running helps to improve blood circulation in the lower limbs, contract muscles, improve blood flow and increase blood pressure.

 

 

3. Consume more sodium and gain some weight

 

Eating and drinking high amounts of salt (sodium) will raise the blood pressure. This is why patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) are strictly prohibited from eating too much salt.

 

However, it is fine for people with hypotension to eat a little more salt. Most commercially available low-sodium salt uses potassium to replace part of the sodium, thus reducing the sodium content and salty taste. The increased intake of potassium results in a slight blood pressure lowering effect, so individuals with low blood pressure are not advised to consume food with low sodium salt. In addition, if you are underweight, you can eat a little more to bring the weight back to normal and raise the blood pressure slightly higher.

 

 

4. Consuming caffeine

 

Most people with high blood pressure are strictly prohibited from taking caffeine because it will result in a short but dramatic increase in your blood pressure.  However, for patients with hypotension, drinking caffeine products such as tea or coffee at the right time can help to raise their blood pressure.

 

 

5. Eat a balanced diet

 

Low blood pressure and other side effects can be a result of nutrients deficiency. Anemia, a condition that happens when your body does not produce enough blood can be due to low levels of vitamin B-12, folic acid, and iron. This in turn can lead to low blood pressure. Your doctor may recommend changes to your daily diet and inclusion of supplements to improve anemia.

 

 

You may like to consider a convenient, fuss-free supplement to help improve your blood pressure and heart health :

 

LABO Nutrition CardioREGAIN

 

CardioREGAIN is an advanced formula of widely researched heart micronutrient brands, enhanced by a smart delivery system for superior utilisation and efficacy. Kaneka QH® Ubiquinol is the most body-ready form of CoQ10 that provides efficient replenishment to maximise cellular energy production (to strengthen heart muscle) and provide antioxidant protection. Ubiquinol is up to 8 times more bioavailable than conventional CoQ10 and the proprietary Liposomal Encapsulation technology further boosts its absorption by the body cells by up to 25 times.

 

The addition of Astaxanthin, Pine Bark Extract and Krill Oil works in synergy to support vascular elasticity and healthy heart & blood pressure. By supporting optimal mitochondrial (energy generator in the cell) health, it also generates energy for vital organs. CardioREGAIN also improves orthostatic hypotension, which is a form of low blood pressure that happens when one feels dizzy, lightheaded or faint when standing up from sitting or lying down position.

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