Orthostatic Hypotension - Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension?

When the brain does not get enough blood supply, it begins to shut down.

Symptoms include:

  • lightheadedness,
  • confusion,
  • nausea, and
  • fainting or passing out.

There may also be weakness, blurred vision, and shaking or tremulousness.

These symptoms may resolve quickly as the body slowly adjusts to the standing position, but in some cases the patient has to sit or lie down quickly to prevent passing out or falling.

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Comment from: Patches, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I had no problem whatsoever until I had bypass heart surgery. Three days after surgery symptoms of orthostatic hypotension appeared. I also have a lot of pain in my legs when I first get up, I can't go anywhere until my blood pressure goes up, usually a minute or so. After eating is really bad!

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Comment from: TK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

Upon standing, I get real light headed and then get a sharp pain around one or both eyes which ultimately turns into an ocular migraine with blocked vision, and seeing jagged lines almost like looking out of cut glass. If I bend over for a few seconds and get the blood back to my head I can usually avoid the migraine and blocked vision. It's pretty scary when this orthostatic hypotension occurs and embarrassing because I don't want to call attention to myself at all in public places.

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