Is there anyway to raise your blood pressure?

I have low blood pressure and often faint, especially in the shower. I went to my doctor yesterday and he took my blood pressure and said it was low.

I'm not underweight or overweight. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia as well. I eat healthy and drink plenty of water.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
I'm on B12, I have been diagnosed with depression and I drink more than 8 glasses a day, normally 9-12 glasses of water.

Written By Soniamiller

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  • J B March 25, 2009, 2:51 am

    Your doctor needs to help you with this. Often, people think they drink a lot of water but not enough for the body's actual needs and mild dehydration can cause fainting. Re-evaluate how much water you are drinking – should be a minimum of 8 glasses a day. If you are taking any medications, have your doctor review the side effects to see if hypotension is the side effect of any of them and if there is, change to another med. You might need to increase your daily salt intake to retain more water – just enough to keep your blood pressure above the low range. With a little bit of work by your physician, often a cause and proper treatment can be discovered. In the meantime, increase your water intake – this is the thing you can do that will help the most. The rest needs investigation by your doctor.