Low Blood Pressure
I've been having dizzy spells almost everyday for the past month.
My neurologist says that it is a combination of low blood pressure
and stress. What sort of exercise or diet should I be taking in order
to increase my blood pressure?
Any kind of aerobic exercise will help the cardiovascular system.
These are things like jogging, biking, and swimming.
Salt is the key in the diet. While some people strive to cut down,
you need to add. The salt will cause your body to hold more fluid.
More fluid in your circulatory system translates into higher blood
pressure. Your doctor can prescribe tablets, if you can't get enough
through your diet.
Another thing to prevent the dizziness associated with low blood
pressure is to get up slowly. Whenever you go from a lower
position to a higher one, do it in steps. For example, when getting
out of bed, sit up in bed, then swing your legs over the edge and sit
at the edge, then slowly rise to standing. Your blood pressure
naturally lowers when you are lying down and relaxing. If you get up
suddenly, your body may not be able to increase your blood
pressure quickly enough to meet the higher demands of standing.