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A 23-year-old male asked:

Very often when i get up i see lights for a few seconds, does this indicate that i have low blood pressure? never faint though! should lbp be treated?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatric Cardiology 32 years experience
Orthostatic: This is very typical of orthostatic hypotension, your blood pressure false for few seconds when you stand up due to blood pooling in lower extremities. Unless you have fainting, or blood pressure problems during the day, usually this situation does not require treatment.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatric Critical Care 32 years experience
BP: when there are concerns for a drop in BP with standing, BP should be checked while lying down then sitting and finally while standing
Last updated Jul 7, 2015


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