Although it causes no symptoms, high blood pressure boosts the risks of leading killers such as heart attack and stroke, as well as aneurysms, cognitive decline, and kidney failure. Fortunately, most people can bring down their blood pressure naturally without medication with home remedies for low blood pressure (called hypotension).

Here are some tips to get you started.

  1. Get to a healthy weight. This is the most helpful one. The less you weigh and the more you move, the less stress on your heart.
  2. Exercise helps the heart use oxygen more efficiently, so it doesn’t work as hard to pump blood
  3. Slow breathing and meditative practices to decrease stress hormones. Try 5 minutes in the morning and at night for low blood pressure. Try this: Inhale deeply and expand your belly. Exhale and release all of your tension.
  4. Load up on potatoes! You need potassium-rich produce to achieve low blood pressure include sweet potatoes, tomatoes, orange juice, potatoes, bananas, kidney beans, peas, rockmelon, honeydew and dried fruits such as prunes and raisins.
  5. Everyone should lower sodium intake, to 1,500mg daily if you want low blood pressure.  Half a teaspoon of salt contains about 1,200mg of sodium so you need about half of what you are having now.
  6. You can add dark chocolate to your day – it is full of good things to lower blood pressure
  7. Switch one of your coffees for a tea. Full of antioxidants that help lower blood pressure
  8. Sounds silly, but listening to soothing music can reduce blood pressure easily

With PHA Insurance you can visit a doctor and have your heart checked and your blood pressure measured. Remember, if you feel any tightness in your chest or pain, see a doctor as soon as possible. If it feels really painful, go to the hospital to be safe.