Orthostatic Hypotension


  • Orthostatic hypotension occurs if the blood pressure drops when changing position (e.g., from sitting or lying down to standing).


  • Dizziness (sometimes preceded by neck pain, difficulty getting thoughts together, and/or low energy)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Fainting


  • Stay well-hydrated, aiming for 64oz of fluid prior to dinner.
  • Wear compression socks.
  • Drink salty fluids like V8 juice.
  • Drugs used to treat high blood pressure may have to be discontinued. Consult the provider before making any medicine changes.
  • Medication to increase blood pressure may be required.