Orthostatic Hypertension

Sometimes dizziness is related to blood pressure issues.  You experience lightheadedness or fainting that appears while standing.  You may have a condition called orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension.  This is when there is a drop in blood pressure with a change in body position.

Other symptoms of orthostatic hypotension could include: 

Chest pain, fainting, incontinence or dry skin.

Orthostatic or postural hypotension can be caused from the following:

Heart failure, deconditioning, irregular heart beat, anemia, dehydration, medications, neuropathies or Parkinson’s Disease.  It is important to take dizziness and fainting seriously.

I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services

Moving You To A Pain-Free Lifestyle


Orthostatic Hypertension

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