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.

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Low blood pressure upon standing and walking around? What is tern for that?

Several apply. The most common is orthostatic hypotension, although the phenomenon can be known as vaso-vagal pre-syncope or as neuro-cardiogenic symptoms. When standing upright, blood tends to pool abruptly in the legs decreasing the blood pressure in the brain and producing many uncomfortable sensations. Read more...

Is it normal for bpto fluctuate during change of activity from 103/70 to 133/86 just walking upstairs? I usually have low blood pressure but notice thse flucuations at home.

Normal. When exercising, your muscles need more oxygen. The heart pumps more blood around your body with more powerful contractions that will make your blood pressure increase. Your systolic blood pressure increases during exercise as the cardiovascular system delivers more blood to the working muscles and your diastolic blood pressure stays roughly the same. Keep walking those stairs; it's great exercise. Read more...
Yes. Systolic BP (the top number) normally rises with exercise. Diastolic BP (the bottom number) does not change or may drop slightly. Read more...
Normal for BP. Blood pressure varies throughout the day and with many factors such as exercise, pain, caffeine/nicotine and so on. Those numbers are fine. It is worth considering your fitness though, as some changes could be from not being in as good a shape as when younger. Read more...

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...

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

Keep hydrated. The weight does not require you to reduce salt -- yes, you need to work with your doctor about the weight management, but you need to keep hydrated and the regular salt intake will keep your blood volume necessary for normal organ perfusion (especially the brain) -. Read more...
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...

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...