Drinking water counteracts low blood pressure

How delightful to find that something as simple as drinking 2 glasses of water may help people with certain conditions raise their blood pressure and thus not feel lightheaded when they stand up.

The research, published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, was done with a very small sample (14 patients with 2 different conditions–pure autonomic failure (PAF) and multiple system atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disease), but the results were uniformly positive across the sample.

Delightful, I say, because it’s another small victory for natural healing over chemical intervention. No patient already taking multiple medications is anxious to add another one to the mix. Using water as a healing substance is still controversial, and most western physicians into the alternative medicine category.

Low blood pressure that causes faintness can keep people from driving and, when it’s serious, even from working. Low BP is only one symptom of the two conditions, both of which are classed as movement disorders–a group that includes Parkinson’s, Tourette’s Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, and more. Read more about movement disorders at WeMove.org.