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Dizziness on standing up? Know everything about Orthostatic Hypotension | The Times of India

Dizziness on standing up? Know everything about Orthostatic Hypotension | The Times of India

A patient having hypotension should always stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. It is important for them to limit their alcohol and avoid any kind of drugs because it can worsen Orthostatic Hypotension.

Increasing the salt intake in the diet can also help in managing orthostatic hypotension as salt is believed to increase the blood pressure. However, it’s always recommended that one increases their salt intake only after consulting the doctor.

Do not stand immediately. While standing up from any horizontal position it is important to first sit for quite some time and then get up so that the body gets enough time to adjust.

Do not exercise excessively, especially during summers or in hot weather conditions.

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Leg Compression stockings can be worn to prevent orthostatic hypotension as they promote blood circulation. However, it’s important to consult the doctor about this.


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