2. Sodium Can Help
There are many things you can do to improve hypotension, but one of the factors that often gets missed is the role of your electrolytes.
Electrolytes are the molecules in the body that provide electrical charge. They interact with each other, as well as the cells in the tissues, the nerves, and the muscles. When they are low, it can affect your heart rate, muscle tone, and more and cause hypotension as a result.
This is why people with hypertension will often be recommended to follow what is known as the DASH diet. This diet revolves around reducing the amount of sodium in the diet, while also consuming more magnesium and calcium.
And the opposite is also true. If you have low blood pressure, then consuming less calcium and magnesium while increasing your intake of sodium can help you to increase your heart rate and tension and avoid the dizziness and other symptoms associated with hypotension.
Sodium is salt of course, so this is your license to eat more of it!