Orthostatic Hypotension also known as postural hypotension is the condition of low blood pressure or the drop in blood pressure that occurs when a person gets up after sitting or lying down. A person could feel dizzy and even faint. Some individuals could have blurred vision and nausea.
HOW IS ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Monitoring of blood pressure while standing and sitting could help diagnose this disorder. Blood tests and ECG could help to determine whether this condition is being caused due to any other disorders or diseases.
HOW IS ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION TREATED?
Treatment would depend on whether this condition is being caused by any other condition or disease such as dehydration. Medications such as fludrocortisone could be prescribed to patients by a general physician. Lifestyle changes such as increasing the amount of water consumed especially in hot weather and increasing salt intake could help patients.
DID YOU KNOW?
Non steroidal inflammatory drugs can be used for this condition.