While optimal blood pressure is 120/80, low blood pressure is measured at 90/60. The medical term for this health condition is hypotension. If you’re a long sufferer of low blood pressure, then you already know how difficult it is to live with it. Constant fatigue, dizziness, feeling cold, feeling every change of the weather… these are just a few of the symptoms of low blood pressure.


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Usually, low blood pressure is not serious. But, if it comes to a sudden drop in the blood pressure, it may deprive the vital organs, such as the brain, kidneys and heart, of the necessary blood supply. This can further lead to lightheadedness or dizziness.

There are two types of low blood pressure, postural and neurally mediated. Postural hypotension usually occurs when a person is rising from a lying position to standing too fast. The neurally mediated hypotension occurs when a person is standing for too long.

With age, the risk of low blood pressure increases, as plaque slowly builds up in the blood vessels. About 20 percent of elderly people, above 65, have hypotension.

Treating Hypotension: How To Instantly Increase Your Blood Pressure

Do you know that salt water can immediately increase your blood pressure? That’s why salt is not recommended for people with very high pressure, as it can additionally increase their already high blood pressure. On the other hand, salt is useful in the treatment of hypotension, as it has rich sodium contents. However, do not consume big amounts of this natural mineral, as too much salt is unhealthy.

Whenever you feel that your blood pressure drops, mix a small pack of salt in a glass of water and drink it! In addition, saline water is also useful for long track runners, or marathon runners, as their sodium levels can drop very fast due to the racing.

If you cannot make a saline water, you can always eat a small amount of salt. Just pour it into your mouth!

Taking the above into account, if you have problems with low blood pressure, you should always carry a pack of salt in your pocket! You never know when you might need it!