Fall Prevention

Low blood pressure can cause falls

By June 26 July 22nd, 2019 No Comments

Transitional movements, such as standing quickly or going from lying down to sitting up, can cause light-headedness due to a drop in your blood pressure (postural hypotension).

Solution: Have a medical professional check the blood pressure (BP) lying down, sitting, then standing, and record if there is a difference. Report this information to the primary physician because some medications can cause a drop in BP or the person may be dehydrated. It is helpful for someone experiencing light-headedness to rest and wait for the dizziness to stop before standing or moving.

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