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What should I do if I have low blood pressure?

 

      Not only high blood pressure, low blood pressure is also worrisome. Poor circulation can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

Low blood pressure is a dangerous condition that occurs when blood pressure drops to 90/70 mmHg. It shows that essential organs in your body are not getting enough blood (oxygen and nutrients) which can cause the body to go into sudden shock. Symptoms of low blood pressure include lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting.

Not only high blood pressure, low blood pressure is also worrisome. Poor circulation can lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. So, when you have symptoms of low blood pressure, you need to quickly adjust it to get it back to normal. Here’s what you can do when your blood pressure drops.

* Soak in salt.

This is the simplest thing you can do when you have low blood pressure. The saline solution helps restore electrolyte balance and combats dehydration caused by low blood pressure. Some people also like to suck on salt when they have low blood pressure. Salt helps retain water in the blood and can bring blood pressure back to normal.

* Eat sugar .

Sugar is definitely not the best option to get your blood pressure back to normal, especially if you have diabetes. However, for people without diabetes, it is still a good practice to add a little sugar to the salt solution to make it easier to drink.

* Drink electrolyte solution.

Doctors will prescribe this for patients with low blood pressure. But if you don’t like these handy electrolyte replacement packs, try a homemade saline solution. However, it is important to remember that people with diabetes should not add sugar to the salt solution. Source: Health and Life.

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