My housemate has been having fainting spells that are apparently due to her low blood pressure. She's vegan but super healthy otherwise.
She feels it's because she recently quit coffee ( phwoar. How?! ) and has a naturally low BP that coffee was raising periodically. Without going back to coffee, do y'know of any other methods?
She should see a doctor ASAP!
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I have naturally low BP, and cut out added salt when I got pregnant. Then I went on a whole foods diet and pretty much had no sodium. My doctor had me adding salt again and I was okay.
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Low blood pressure in a healthy individual isn't a problem and shouldn't be causing her fainting. If the blood pressure is causing it, it might actually be related to something else, like a medication she's taking that lower it beyond what's normal. It's also possible when she quit coffee, she didn't replace it with more water and just stopped sipping throughout the day. She might be dehydrated? If it's not those, I would see a doctor.
I was only wondering why she has deceided to stop drinking coffee ? Small amounts are very beneficial for health as coffee is full of anti-oxyadants.
she came to me for massage 2 a week to help circulation as her hands and feet were constantly cold, the massage seemed to help, i focused on circulating strokes and lots of stretches.
for sure see a doc.
I have naturally low BP 90/50 or so, but it does not cause fainting. Hydration with plain water is important, as is eating enough. Has she had her blood sugar tested? Low blood sugar, not low BP, may be the actual cause of the fainting. I am glad she is going to the doc to have it evaluated. Exercise momentarily raises BP (I recomment it!) as does stress and pain (I do not recommend the last 2, just saying.). Our BP can vary a lot even for the same person depending on our physical and mental state at the time of testing.
I realize this is a very old thread, but I am so glad to have been sent it. My husband has Tachy/Brady syndrome...meaning his BP works backwards than most peoples. He has high blood pressure while at rest and then it drops suddenly when he starts to move around or sit up or stand up. It's the sudden drop that causes the fainting spells, not a consistent low BP. He is on medication to regulate his heart rate for the tachycardia (fast irregular heart beat)and bradycardia (slow irregular heart beat), but since the doctors are more concerned with the high bp than the low, they don't really concentrate on that and he can't really do many things anymore because of the sudden fainting. It usually only lasts a few seconds...just long enough to fall flat on his face, he tends to come to just as he hits the ground. You can imagine how debilitating and terrifying this can be. His doctors don't want to change the meds again so we have been looking for some natural ways to elevate his bp, I think I will start to add some salt back into his diet and see if that helps, also maybe a little caffeine, but I will definitely try the licorice.
My husband is experiencing the very same thing. I can't tell you how many times he has nearly passed out or fallen on his face on cement or on furniture. We have had all kinds of tests done to no avail. He is on two medications, the compression hose but nothing seems to help. Have you had anymore help since your last post?