I take a lot of supplements prescribed by knowledgeable doctors and the only thing that helps in any way is Carditone by Ayudh Herbs, which lowers by BP, which goes up significantly when I sit or stand.
The CellTrend test can identify adrenergic antibodies which may cause it. EBV and other viruses can cause them. Reversing those and getting to the root cause is best, but expensive and inconvenient.
It's a bad idea to slow your heart rate down if it's caused by low blood pressure. In that case the increased heart rate is compensating for low blood pressure, and helping to circulate blood. So lowering your heart rate without dealing with the low blood pressure might cause bigger problems.My main problem is faster than normal heart rate. And I do get low blood pressure at times.
I have been reading about this but my Blood plasma sodium levels show higher than normal on the lab tests, so not sure if it's a good idea for me to increase my sodium intake. I take magnesium but still sodium is higher than normal.Maybe an obvious one, but increasing salt intake. I'm on desmopressin and take salt tablets.
It is my understanding that over time increased output of cortisol (stressors like pain, being sick, emotions e.g. loneliness, PTSD etc) might contribute to many of these problems related to orthostatic intolerance (blood pressure regulation, vasodilation), low blood sugar issues (waking up 04 with heartbeat and high pulse), thyroid down regulation (switch to reverse T3 over T3 production), anxiety (fight & flight, sympathic nervous system activation), lower back pain/tension/anxiety, adrenal hormone depletion (cortisol grabs most of the pregnenolone and less goes to DHEA, dopamin, testosteron etc, hence rendering you with increased risk of tissue damage, depression, low libido aso).
Relora, tyrosine, theanine, vit C, phosphatidyl serine, GABA, pregnenolone, adaptogens - might contribute to balancing the adrenals and reducing cortisol - as will any lifestyle interventions that reduce stress (walks & movement, yoga, meditation, nature, connection, blue-blocking, sleep aso).
Any earlier trauma - childhood, losses, PTSD, injuries - might be sources of excess cortisol also (amygdala, the fear centre (?)).
PS! I used ZRT labs to measure adrenal hormones. Will also try to have my DHEA and cortisol tested during the course of one day (spit test, 4 times).
That's interesting, I supplement and still come in low-normal for sodium. Is it possible to find a potassium salt as a substitute? I realize that potassium can be a problem for some people too...I have been reading about this but my Blood plasma sodium levels show higher than normal on the lab tests, so not sure if it's a good idea for me to increase my sodium intake. I take magnesium but still sodium is higher than normal.
Yes, there are special salts containing potassium along with sodium. For example the pan salt from Finnland.That's interesting, I supplement and still come in low-normal for sodium. Is it possible to find a potassium salt as a substitute? I realize that potassium can be a problem for some people too...