How to increase low blood pressure
Do you ever stand up and get dizzy headed? Have you been told you have low blood pressure and you want to know how to increase low blood pressure?
What I’ve noticed is that females who’re on the lighter/leaner side of things tend to struggle with their blood pressure.
If you’re someone who’s usually in the low 60’s/50kg range you may be someone who experiences this.
You could also be a female who gets this while you’re dieting despite what your weight is.
If you’re someone who has low blood pressure here’s how you can fix it.
My Top 3 tips for increasing blood pressure
Tip #1 Add more salt to your diet
Most females are more “health-seeking” than males.
This means that you choose foods that are less processed, lower in sodium and don’t really salt your food much.
This is actually one of the reason you have low blood pressure, you’re not getting enough salt in your diet.
What I’d recommend is that you start to add more salt/sodium into your diet.
Cook with things like soy sauce or vegeta.
Choose foods that contain a higher sodium amount.
Salt your food more.
If you start to add a little bit more salt to your food you’ll probably already notice a difference.
Tip #2 Get a blood test
When’s the last time you got a blood test?
A majority of females can also be low in Iron or B12 which could also contribute to having low blood pressure.
When you have anemia, you will have less red blood cells which causes your blood pressure to be low.
So, I’d recommend going to get a blood test to see if you are low in either Iron or B12 and then supplement with them if needed.
You don’t have to use supplements and you can increase your overall red meat intake to help increase your levels naturally but it’s up to you.
The animal-based sources of iron include:
- red meats (beef, lamb, veal, pork, kangaroo). The redder the meat, the higher it is in iron
- offal (liver, kidney, pate)
- fish or shellfish (salmon, sardines, tuna)
Tip #3 Hydrate
Hydration can also be something that you will want to focus on when increasing your blood pressure.
The issue at the moment is that people may be drinking TOO much water and trying to over hydrate.
If you’re drinking too much water and not having enough sodium you are diluting your electrolytes.
Couple this with low sodium intake and you can see why you’re most likely having low blood pressure.
The best way to make sure you’re hydrated is to use your urine colour as a guide.
If you urine colour is straw, you’re hydrated, if it’s clear, you’re drinking too much.
If it’s darker than straw then you’re not drinking enough.
This is quite a simple and easy way for you to know if you’re keeping hydrated