A 36-year-old female asked:
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bp 100/80 when standing. doctor said no change to meds until i see cardiologist. what can i do to raise systolic until then? i do get lightheaded. thx

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Low BP: We don't normally worry too much about "low" blood pressure unless you're complaining about lightheadedness, dizziness or feeling faint. It's more important to monitor blood pressure & heart rate while laying down, then sitting up & finally standing. If there's a significant increase in heart rate or drop in blood pressure, we worry. In meantime, drink plenty of fluids. And enjoy salt in food
Answered on Jul 8, 2016
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