Low Blood Pressure and feeling dizzy ?

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I went to check my blood pressure and it was 90/50 which is very low! 

I am always feeling dizzy and have headaches aswell which I assume that the reason why I feel dizzy is because it is very low. I feel really frustrated dizzy all the time, don't know if i'm going to faint or not. 

I try to take salty food and include salt in my meals a lot , as well as take satchets (don't know what theyre called).

Is there any other way how I can raise my blood pressure and not feel that dizzy ?!! 

Thanks in advance smile

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    Hi JamC.

    So sorry you are feeling awful with Low BP.

    You could go to the WebMD website and look up and read...UNDERSTANDING  LOW BLOOD PRESSURE, diagnosis and treatments.

    Exercise but be careful when standing up (pump your feet first before standing)

    Most of all visit your GP

    All the best

    Pat

     

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    Hypotention is caused by some medicines you may be taking. Its important to note your pulse as well, a fast pulse may accompany low blood pressure
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      Yes, because your brain/body is sending signals desparately to the heart to get pumping, because the braind does not have sufficient blood/oxygen supply, because the body is now using it and the brain is in danger of shutting down i.e. black out.

      This can be extremely dangerous, I blacked out one morning soon afteer leaving hospital, I jumped out of bed one monring and marched over to the curtains to open them and the room just began to spin. Fortunately that was in my bedroom, you may not be so lucky.

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    That is dangerously low and you are in danger of suffering blackouts. Are you on any medication?
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      I know you are not in the UK, and I can't post links, but this is from our NHS website,

      Medication for low blood pressure

      Very few people are prescribed medication for low blood pressure. The symptoms of hypotension can usually be treated by making the above changes to your lifestyle and, in particular, by increasing your fluid and salt intake.

      If medication is necessary, it will usually be medicine to expand the volume of your blood or narrow your arteries. Your blood pressure will increase as there will be more blood flowing through a smaller space.

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      I take a lot of salt in my meals I dont think I can add more its inpossible! I will try and visit another doctor tomorrow, thanks
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    I agree with some of the other respondents.  Your BP is very, very low.  Ideally, BP should be under 120/90.  However, less than 90/60 is considered low, so your diastolic measure (the lower number) is extremely low.  I'm not surprised that you feel faint and/or dizzy.

    I would suggest that you talk to your GP asap.

    Good luck and best wishes.  

     

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      I did and said to take salt as much as I can but its not doing any good. I was thinking to take a blood test soon but Last one i took was before a year ago so I dont think theres a problem.
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    I googled pariet the medicine you're taking . dizzyness and fast heart beat were listed as possible side effects

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