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What does orthostatic hypotension mean?

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suzanne66 30 Aug 2010

Orthostatic hypotension (also called postural hypotension) is a common form of hypotension. It occurs after a change in body position - usually when getting up from a lying or sitting position. Dizziness and lightheadedness are the main symptoms. The symptoms only last for a short time.
Dehydration, age, pregnancy, medications, disease and infection can all cause orthostatic hypotension.
If you experience orthostatic hypotension make sure you get up slowly after lying or sitting down. free discount card

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