Orthostatic hypotension – also called orthostatic hypotension – is a type of low blood pressure that occurs when you stand up from a sitting or lying position. Postural hypotension can make you feel dizzy, dizzy, and possibly even pass out.
Orthostatic hypotension can be mild and episodes can last less than a few minutes. However, prolonged orthostatic hypotension can indicate more serious problems. It is therefore important to see a doctor if you frequently feel dizzy when you stand up. Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension) Treatment in Nizamabad
Occasional (acute) orthostatic hypotension is usually caused by something obvious, such as dehydration or prolonged bed rest, and is easy to treat. Chronic orthostatic hypotension is usually a sign of another health problem, so treatment will vary.
The most common symptom is lightheadedness or dizziness when you stand up after sitting or lying down. Symptoms usually last less than a few minutes.
Signs and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension include:
- Dizziness or lightheadedness when standing
- Blurred vision
- Fainting (syncope)
Risk factors for orthostatic hypotension include:
- Age. Orthostatic hypotension is common in people aged 65 and over. Special cells (baroreceptors) near your heart and the arteries in the neck that regulate blood pressure may slow down as you get older. It can also be more difficult for an aging heart to accelerate and compensate for the drop in blood pressure.
- Medication. These include medicines used to treat high blood pressure or heart disease such as diuretics, alpha blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and nitrates. Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension) Treatment in Nizamabad
- Other drugs that can increase your risk of postural hypotension include drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease, certain antidepressants, certain antipsychotics, muscle relaxants, drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, and narcotics.
- Using drugs that treat high blood pressure with other prescription and over-the-counter drugs can lead to low blood pressure.
- Some diseases. Certain heart conditions such as heart valve problems, heart attacks, and heart failure; certain nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease; and diseases that cause nerve damage (neuropathy), such as diabetes, increase the risk of low blood pressure.