A member asked:

I have low blood pressure and when i stand up to fast my head hurts and i feel kind of dizzy. what can i do to stop the headaches and dizziness?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Stand slower: You are experiencing what is called "orthostatic hypotension", which can actually cause you to pass out. Some medications or dehydration can exaggerate this response. Drink lots of water, take lots of time when standing, and talk to your physician.

Answered 4/27/2013



Blood pressure: You can increase the fluids and salt in your diet, wear support hose and pay attention when you are standing up to do it slowly.

Answered 4/21/2013



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