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How can I prevent orthostatic hypotension?

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Rishi Kumar
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Slow Adjustments

Orthostatic hypotension can be prevented by gradually allowing your body to equilibrate in different phases of movement.
For example, after laying in bed for prolonged periods of time, blood tends to pool away from the head. Sit up while still in bed, equilibrate for a few moments, and then proceed to stand. This gives your body's vasculature time to constrict and redirect blood appropriately.

In brief: Slow Adjustments

Orthostatic hypotension can be prevented by gradually allowing your body to equilibrate in different phases of movement.
For example, after laying in bed for prolonged periods of time, blood tends to pool away from the head. Sit up while still in bed, equilibrate for a few moments, and then proceed to stand. This gives your body's vasculature time to constrict and redirect blood appropriately.
Rishi Kumar
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Dr. Richard Zimon
You might consider adding a bit of salt to your diet (If not contraindicated by another disorder)
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Fluids

Drink more water and generous salt intake. Take care standing up!

In brief: Fluids

Drink more water and generous salt intake. Take care standing up!
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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