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your GP thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gate her health and do some tests, in­clud­ing her blood pres­sure, as this too can im­pact thirst.

I have seen both low and high blood pres­sure pro­mote thirst. She may need more min­er­als in her diet such as mag­ne­sium, potas­sium and/ or sodium which are ob­tained from eat­ing a wide va­ri­ety of foods, par­tic­u­larly veg­eta­bles and fruit.

Two pieces of fruit a day is ad­e­quate and five serv­ings of veg­eta­bles. Find­ing out via a visit to your GP if her thirst is ex­ces­sive and if a med­i­cal con­di­tion is caus­ing this how­ever, is es­sen­tial.

Check out Dr Libby’s new sup­ple­ment range and learn how you can op­ti­mise your health through the power of plants by vis­it­ing Dr Libby is a nu­tri­tional bio­chemist, best­selling au­thor and speaker. The ad­vice con­tained in this col­umn is not in­tended to be a sub­sti­tute for di­rect, per­son­alised ad­vice from a health pro­fes­sional.

Low­er­ing your blood pres­sure

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