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Hi Mali
I have v low BP too (like you, in the range of 90/50). Doctors usually give me a medal for it rather than see it as a problem, but I suspect it affects my energy levels, anxiety, etc. I once asked my doctor what I could do to raise it & she jokingly said “Have lots of red meat, salt and alcohol”. I suspect there is a pretty strong genetic element with BP. Both my parents have very low BP. Maybe that’s the case for you? I notice it more in hot weather (& so have a preference for cold weather). I saw a very interesting BBC documentary about introversion/extroversion, response to pain & BP. Seems introverts respond to pain with lowered blood pressure and extroverts respond with raised blood pressure. I suspect that means absolutely nothing to us and isn’t at all helpful, but I thought I mention it anyway :-)