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postural dizziness was posted 10/21/2015 05:47 pm by Anonymous
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Dizziness that is worse when you go from sitting down to standing up, or lying down to sitting up, is often due to blood pressure being too low. The doctors/nurses should be familiar with this.

Often our treatments can cause dehydration, which causes lower blood pressure, or medicines can lower blood pressure as a side effect.

We had to decrease my mom's blood pressure medicines to make sure her blood pressure wasn't too low. She drank as much as she could comfortably (this can help) and we gave her as much salt on her food as she wanted to help keep her blood pressure up (doesn't really help much, actually!). Also, every time you stand up, you need to make sure he has something to hold on to. Never start walking right away. Always wait for a several seconds, or even a minute or two until you are sure the dizziness has improved, and then start to walk.

Ask the doctors to check his blood pressure sitting, and then soon after standing to see if he has this drop in blood pressure when he stands.

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