Also known as postural hypotension, Orthostatic Hypotension is a type of low blood pressure that happens when you stand up from sitting or lying down. This can make you feel dizzy and may even make you faint. Usually, the condition lasts for a few seconds but if this happens for a longer period and is more frequent, it may indicate a more serious condition. Apart from light-headedness, the other symptoms are blurry vision, weakness, confusion and nausea.
HOW IS ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by doing blood tests by a general physician who may also conduct a scan or MRI.
HOW IS ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION TREATED?
The main form of treatment includes addressing the cause that may be behind the condition. Also, lifestyle changes like limiting salt and having more water will be prescribed, along with compression stockings and other medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Non steroidal inflammatory drugs can be used for this condition.