Orthostatic Hypotension diet?

Posted by nikkibear01 @nikkibear01, Jan 23, 2018

I have orthostatic hypotension, which is sudden drops in blood pressure when moving from a horizontal or resting position to standing. I am supposed to have a high-sodium diet, at least 2,000 mg of sodium per day. I am trying to come up with a healthy diet plan to help me lose weight while still eating increased amounts of sodium. I can’t find anyone else with this condition and when I search online for diet plans, I just come up empty. Any ideas to help with this?

Welcome to Connect, @nikkibear01,

I’d like to introduce you to a few members who have shared their experiences with orthostatic hypotension, and I’m certain they will join in with their insights. Please meet @cehunt57 @that_girl @kavenagi @happymom101 @saul @hpilcher1 and Mentor @predictable
Although this conversation is in the Brain & Nervous System group on Connect, you may wish to read some of their posts:
– Is there anyone else out there with pure autonomic system failure? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/is-there-anyone-else-out-there-with-pure-autonomic-system-failure/

Here’s an informative journal article with some great information about managing orthostatic hypotension, including diet recommendations:
– Preventing and treating orthostatic hypotension: As easy as A, B, C https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2888469/

@nikkibear01, may I ask when you were diagnosed with this condition? Has your doctor recommended medication to regulate blood pressure?

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