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Raising Low Blood Pressure

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Catjbro, May 19, 2016.

  1. Catjbro

    Catjbro

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    I am trying to find ways to raise my blood pressure. I put a 1/2 tsp salt in every 500 ml water I drink, and I'm taking a bit of liciruce root but not much as too stimulating. I tried panax ginseng but too stimulating. I still have low bp.
    I want to try pqq and Nadh but they both lower bp.

    Any suggestions?
     
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    Sushi Senior Member Albuquerque

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    If you are found to have certain types of dysautonomia, doctors who are familiar with autonomic function and the low BP that often accompanies it, will sometimes prescribe vaso-constrictive medications or medications that increase blood volume. This works for some but not others.
     
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    Effi Senior Member

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    @Catjbro I take salt and liquorice root too. But I also watch out for things that can lower my BP, like some herbal teas. If you're very sensitive, a simple cup of herbal tea can really affect your BP. (I also drink coffee btw, but that doesn't work well for everyone.)
     
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    u&iraok Senior Member

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    Are you drinking enough water? I measured how much I was drinking in a day and found I was drinking less than I thought I was. We need more water than the average person as I'm sure you know.

    Try sleeping with your head slightly raised. Compression stockings might help.

    Do you have adrenal problems? My low blood pressure improved when I treated my adrenals.
     
  5. Catjbro

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    I drink about 2 litres a day maybe I'll try more. I do sleep with head elevated.

    Yes, I have adrenal issues that I've been trying for years to address but to no avail.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  6. ahimsa

    ahimsa Sick since 1990

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    @Catjbro, if you think you might have some form of Orthostatic Intolerance (POTS or NMH) then this document from Johns Hopkins might help you (see attached PDF file).
     

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  7. Catjbro

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    I was thinking maybe OI but I'm also wondering if it's due to my adrenal fatigue. Thanks for the info will definitely check it out!
     
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  8. Catjbro

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    After reading that I'm pretty sure I have OI or NMH. I've been taking my blood pressure first laying then standing and it always drops at least 25 points. Thanks for that!!
     
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  9. WyattStukowski

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    Ya the amount of water we take plays a important role in blood pressure. Always have a concern on it..
     

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