How to Raise Low Blood Pressure Naturally

Blood pressure levels change during the day. Your body constantly works on balancing your blood pressure. This helps your vital organs including your brain and lungs to get enough blood and oxygen to function better.


Having low blood pressure once in a while isn’t like to cause concern. But having it regularly can be because of reasons such as diabetes, anemia, hypothyroidism, pregnancy or mildly happen when you stand up and after you eat.

Signs of Low Blood Pressure

When your blood pressure is lower than normal, you can feel it through symptoms. Also known as hypotension, low blood pressure can show signs such as headache, dizziness, blurred vision, low-headedness, nausea and similar. Having low blood pressure can lead to insufficient blood and oxygen to some parts of your body. 

Just like high blood pressure (hypertension), low blood pressure may come with no symptoms. That’s why if you think you have low blood pressure, make sure you check your blood pressure level. If your blood pressure level is lower than 90/60 mm Hg, you have low blood pressure. Healthy blood pressure is about 120/80 mm Hg. With the steps below, you can maintain healthy levels of blood pressure. 

5 Ways to Raise Low Blood Pressure

Water Fasting Plan

1. Stay Hydrated / Prevent Dehydration

For a normal, healthy blood pressure level, the best beverage to drink is water. Water supports blood vessels and arteries, as well as blood flow to prevent low blood pressure.

Drinking water has another major benefit: preventing dehydration. Dehydration can lead to low blood pressure (hypotension). Alcohol consumption, heat and not drinking enough water can cause dehydration.

2. Eat Foods High B-12, Iron and Folate

Nutrient deficiency, especially B-12, iron and folate deficiency often causes some types of anemia. Anemia is one of the reasons of low blood pressure. To increase red blood cells, avoid anemia and support your body in making more blood, you should eat foods high in B-12, iron and folate.

Examples of foods high in B-12 include beef liver, yogurt, eggs, nutritional yeast. Foods high in iron include spinach, legumes such as beans, lentils, chickpeas, peas, and soybeans, pumpkin seeds, quinoa, broccoli, fish such as tuna and sardines. Foods high in folate include leafy greens, eggs, beef liver, citrus fruits, legumes and asparagus.

3. Eat Foods High in Sodium

Foods that are high in sodium can increase blood pressure. When adding salt to your food, avoid high amounts. Because high amounts of salt can raise blood pressure too much. Try to prefer healthy salts like Himalayan salt. Himalayan salt is rich in sodium and other minerals like potassium and calcium. Avoid refined and processed salty foods and prefer sodium-rich foods such as sea beans, olives, cheese and tuna

4. Eat Smaller Meals

Eating heavy meals in big portions often lowers blood pressure right after you finish your meal. That’s why eating smaller meals more frequently is a good way to keep blood pressure regulated. Also, do not skip meals as it can cause a drop in blood pressure. Make a regular eating schedule to avoid low blood pressure based on food.

Eating heavy meals in big portions often lowers blood pressure right after you finish your meal. That’s why eating smaller meals more frequently is a good way to keep blood pressure regulated. Also, do not skip meals as it can cause a drop in blood pressure. Make a regular eating schedule to avoid low blood pressure based on food.

5. Exercise

Exercise helps raising low blood pressure. After activities such as running and swimming, muscles need more oxygen. That’s why you breathe more quickly than usual and your heart starts to pump faster to circulate blood and provide oxygen to your body. This immediate rise in blood pressure boosts your energy levels and usually returns to normal within several hours of exercise. It is important to get a doctor’s and a professional coach’s recommendations before making a daily or weekly exercise plan.

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