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June 3rd, 2010
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Do Not Want: Evening Light-headedness

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Date:June 4th, 2010 03:16 am (UTC)
Hi there - I'm a lurker reading friends' friends lists and also a family practice doctor. I would recommend eating something salty, which causes you to retain fluid and raises your blood pressure.

Hope you feel better!
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Date:June 4th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for chiming in! I usually shop and cook low sodium because my husband has high blood pressure, then add salt to taste in my own food. I'll get some more salty things just for me.

Will this make it more likely for my feet to swell up though?
Date:June 4th, 2010 02:48 pm (UTC)
Salt does make you retain fluid, so yes, it will make your ankles swell if you retain enough of the fluid. However, before that happens, your blood pressure will go up. It's all about finding a happy medium :)

The folks suggesting Gatorade are totally right too. It's another way of getting salt plus fluid in you. (electrolytes = salt)
Date:June 4th, 2010 02:51 pm (UTC)
I just sent you an anonymous comment, but it was me.
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