Re: Dizziness low blood pressure
A BP of 95/61 can be normal for some people who are thin, young and petite. Has your BP always been this low? If not, this can cause dizziness when standing up becuase the blood pools in lower extremeties and leaves your brain short of blood. There are many causes for orthostatic hypotension, which this called. Drugs can cause it as a side effect. A very common reason is dehydration, esp. druing hot summer weather and in dry climates. Keeping a low salt diet is good for most people, but not you. You need salt to keep the water in your blood to keep the BP up. You might start getting a blood glucose for diabetes (causes dehydration) and an electrolyte panel to measure your salt and potassium levels. If you feel sick with fatigue, nausea, weight loss, loss of appetite, or darker skin than usual, I would get your adrenal function checked. If nothing shows up, try drinking an athletc drink each day (has sodium and potassium in it), and stay well hydrated. Allow yourself salt in your diet and make position changes slowly to prevent fainting.