3 doctors weighed in:

How is low blood pressure with occasional lightheadedness treated?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes simple

An normal, healthy person who gets light-headed when getting up from lying or sitting, or who feels faint sometimes, especially on hot days, may have a problem of not enough blood returning to his head fast enough.
The blood pressure may be normal or a bit low. After a doctor's exam to rule out medical problems, a person can try taking 3 ounces of extra water each hour, plus a bit of salty snacks.

In brief: Sometimes simple

An normal, healthy person who gets light-headed when getting up from lying or sitting, or who feels faint sometimes, especially on hot days, may have a problem of not enough blood returning to his head fast enough.
The blood pressure may be normal or a bit low. After a doctor's exam to rule out medical problems, a person can try taking 3 ounces of extra water each hour, plus a bit of salty snacks.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
Dr. Rama Garimella
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Drink gatorade

Drink fluids with electrolytes and increase salt and fluid intake in diet.

In brief: Drink gatorade

Drink fluids with electrolytes and increase salt and fluid intake in diet.
Dr. Rama Garimella
Dr. Rama Garimella
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors