Orthostatic Hypotension refers to the sudden wave of dizziness that accompanies standing up, especially after hours of sleeping or sitting. In this condition, the blood supply to the neck and brain gets cut off by the gravitational flow of blood to the legs. Also known as postural hypotension, it is an extremely common phenomenon and does not warrant serious consideration unless the fainting spells are prolonged and frequent. Usually caused by low blood sugar, dehydration, and heart issues, orthostatic hypotension can be treated according to its triggers.
HOW IS ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION DIAGNOSED?
Too much time spent in a static position, like while sun bathing or in the hot tub, can also cause Orthostatic Hypotension.