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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Salt On Low Blood Pressure

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Would taking more salt in help my low blood pressure?

Would taking more salt in help my low blood pressure?

NO: Inreased salt intake will increase blood pressure. A diet rich in potassium can help with blood pressure. Low salt diets are very important in trating high blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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Can it matter if you consume too much salt if you have low blood pressure?

Can it matter if you consume too much salt if you have low blood pressure?

Too much is too much: You need salt in the diet but too much is too much! there are many problem related to excessive intake of salt. ...Read more

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I am craving salt so badly, i literally pour salt on a plate and start eating it throughout the day. I also have chronic low blood pressure...?

Salt craving: There are several reasons for craving salt. Dehydration, addison's disease, thyroid disfunction, and iodine deficiency are some reasons. Your family doctor (general practitioner) can run some blood tests that may reveal the reason. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure and haven't kknowingly taken salt for 50 years. should i start now?

I have low blood pressure and haven't kknowingly taken salt for 50 years. should i start now?

No, Why?: Usual systolic BP <120 mmHg correlates with ?ed rates of cardiovascular events, thus good. All life/food is based on salt water organized by fat (membranes surrounding complex water droplets, i.e. cells) so additional salt not commonly required. Despite marketing, ?ed NaCl salt intake does Not routinely raise BP. Primary BP control is by brain modulation of cardiac output & peripheral resistance. ...Read more

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How do I keep myself from fainting due to low blood pressure? Im 292lbs so I try to avoid salt at all costs.

How do I keep myself from fainting due to low blood pressure? Im 292lbs so I try to avoid salt at all costs.

Perhaps too low salt: You don't have to severely restrict salt intake unless you have water retention from heart problems. If it is okay with your doctor, increase your salt intake modestly to see if you can avoid fainting spells. Wearing support stockings or an abdominal binder may also help. ...Read more

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Low blood pressure upon standing and walking around? Am I not eating enough salt?

Low blood pressure upon standing and walking around?  Am I not eating enough salt?

Orthostasis: Actually it is likely not related to salt at all, but may be due to lack of enough fluids. In the spring and fall when the weather is not too hot we often forget to drink enough fluids, and water is the best of these. Recommendations are eight glasses of water each day, so nex time you feel lightheaded, try drinking a glass of water. ...Read more

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I eat Celtic Sea Salt and Redmond Real Salt and have low blood pressure and its normal I think only table salt that is processed is bad for us! Do you?

I eat Celtic Sea Salt and Redmond Real Salt and have low blood pressure and its normal I think only table salt that is processed is bad for us! Do you?

Salt is Salt: Salt is NaCl (Sodium Chloride). The other "salts" contain various amounts of other minerals like magnesium, potassium and others. This affects their taste not their function. "Processed" salt sometimes contains Iodine. Any salt is not "bad" for us. It is actually a necessary nutrient. Excessive salt can be harmful for some people. Processed or not is essentially irrelevant. ...Read more

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Should you still follow a low salt diet even if you have low blood pressure? 100/60

Should you still follow a low salt diet even if you have low blood pressure?  100/60

Low salt diet : Probably not necessary to be on a strict low salt diet. Consuming everything in moderation is usually a good rule of thumb. I think just avoiding very salty foods would be adequate. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Abnormal Blood Pressure (Definition)

Abnormal blood pressure is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is much higher or much lower than it should be for his age and body size. If either the systolic (upper number) pressure or the diastolic (lower number) pressure is not in the normal range, then the ...Read more