A 34-year-old male asked:
What do doctors do to help patients from passing out every time they stand up from prolong bed rest?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Postural Hypotension: Or low blood pressure upon standing is a common finding in people, even young people, on prolonged bed rest. Getting up very slowly in stages helps. Sitting up in bed for several minutes, then sitting with feet off the bed for several minutes while moving the legs, then standing with assistance while moving up and down on the legs. Hydration and sitting rather than lying in bed will help.
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Last updated Nov 13, 2014
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