8 Home Remedies for Low Blood Pressure

Learn the symptoms of low blood pressure, and ways to treat it at home including diet and lifestyle changes.
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Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP on August 8, 2013

Increase Caffeine Intake

Caffeine is another way to raise blood pressure. The usual dose of caffeine to alleviate low blood pressure symptoms is 100 to 250 mg, three times daily with meals. This may be taken either in beverages (for example, a typical cup of coffee has 85 mg of caffeine, while a cup of tea has 50 mg) or caffeine tablets. Avoid caffeine at night, as this could interfere with sleep. Caffeine may also become habit-forming and can cause headaches if stopped abruptly.

Consult your doctor before using caffeine to treat your low blood pressure or increasing your current caffeine intake.


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