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27 Jul 2005

Low blood pressure
The doctor i saw says i have low blood pressure,
when i stand up my blood pressure drops, i get very light headed all day long from this, i don't want to take any medication yet he says the best is to eat lots of salty food
and take magnesium tablets and this could help.
i am 30year old male and eat pretty healthy please could you help
on what to do and what i should eat, and should i go see i Dietisian.

Man thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Douglas
The dr is correc that the only dietary factors that may assist with this problems are increasing your sodium or salt and magnesium intakes. Don't overdo your salt intake as this can damgage the kidneys. If you feel that you would like to consult a dietitian then check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area.
Best regards
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