What should we do when BP is low?

What should we do when BP is low?

How to raise low blood pressure

  1. Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can sometimes lead to low blood pressure.
  2. Eat a balanced diet.
  3. Eat smaller meals.
  4. Limit or avoid alcohol.
  5. Eat more salt.
  6. Check your blood sugar.
  7. Get your thyroid checked.
  8. Wear compression stockings.

Can dehydration cause low blood pressure?

Dehydration can sometimes cause blood pressure to drop. However, dehydration does not always cause low blood pressure. Fever, vomiting, severe diarrhea, overuse of diuretics and strenuous exercise can all lead to dehydration, a potentially serious condition in which your body loses more water than you take in.

How do you improve low blood pressure?

Eat more salt. Contrary to popular advice,low-sodium diets are not good for everyone with blood pressure problems.

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages. Alcohol can lower blood pressure further,so people with low blood pressure should avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
  • Discuss medications with a doctor.
  • Cross legs while sitting.
  • Drink water.
  • What are the side effects of low blood pressure?

    Heart/Kidney Problems: The kidney does not eliminate wastes from the body efficiently.

  • Brain/Nerve Damage: A lower blood pressure can lead to nerve damage. It will also damage the brain due to insufficient oxygen,thus causing a stroke.
  • Dizziness: This is experienced by many people suffering from low blood pressure.
  • What are the warning signs of low blood pressure?


  • Dizziness
  • Fainting ( syncope)
  • What to do if your blood pressure is too low?

    get up slowly from sitting to standing

  • take care when getting out of bed – move slowly from lying to sitting to standing
  • raise the head of your bed by about 15cm (6 inches) with bricks or heavy books
  • eat small,frequent meals – lying down or sitting still for a while after eating may also help
  • increase the amount of water you drink