Low blood pressure or hypotension is most regularly defined as any reading lower than 90 mmHg over 60 mmHg.
However, most doctors will only describe low blood pressure as a problem if a person has the symptoms of low blood pressure. Here are ways of managing low blood pressure.
1. Drink more water. Fluids increase blood volume and help prevent dehydration, both of which are important in treating hypotension.
2. Use enough salt. Experts usually recommend limiting salt (sodium) because it can raise blood pressure, sometimes dramatically. For people with low blood pressure, however, that can be a good thing. But too much sodium can lead to heart failure, especially in older adults. So it’s important to check with a health care provider before increasing salt.
3. Eat small meals frequently
Eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day may help with low blood pressure.
This is because the smaller meals help prevent a drop in a blood pressure associated with eating larger, heavier meals.
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