Strategies that may help prevent episodes of Low Blood Pressure

Posted by Dr.Tanushree (PT) on Jun 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Dealing with dips

A range of strategies may help prevent episodes of low blood pressure. The first step should be a careful review of your medications with your doctor or a trusted pharmacist.

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Following suggestions may help:

1. Focus on fluids

Drink water throughout the day. Don't wait until you're thirsty. But avoid alcohol, which can cause you to become dehydrated.

2. Shake some salt:

If you don't have high blood pressure, try eating more salty foods, drinking tomato juice or sports drinks.

3. Support your legs or lower belly:

Compression stockings that squeeze the legs may help. Thigh-high or waist-high versions are best because knee-high stockings may bunch and tighten, cutting off blood flow. Some people find that a girdle-like abdominal binder that fastens with Velcro also helps, says Dr. Lipsitz.

4. Get a leg up:

Getting out of bed is a common trigger, so pump your legs up and down a few times while still sitting on the edge of your bed to get your blood flowing. During the day, try crossing your legs if you feel faint while standing.

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