Orthostatic hypotension may cause dizziness or a loss of consciousness, causing the person to faint or pass out. It can occur within three minutes of standing up. Orthostatic hypotension can be dangerous, as it can put the person in serious risk of falls and injury.1.What medications cause orthostasis?
Other medications that may increase your risk of orthostatic hypotension include medications used to treat Parkinson's disease, certain antidepressants, certain antipsychotics, muscle relaxants, medications to treat erectile dysfunction and narcotics.How to take orthostatic BPS?
ASSESSMENT 1Have the patient lie down for 5 minutes. 2Measure blood pressure and pulse rate. 3Have the patient stand. 4Repeat blood pressure and pulse rate measurements after standing 1 and 3 minutes. Measuring Orthostatic Blood PressureWhat is the nursing care plan for hypotension?
Lifestyle and home remedies. Depending on the reason for your low blood pressure, you might be able to reduce or prevent symptoms. Drink more water, less alcohol. Alcohol is dehydrating and can lower blood pressure, even if you drink in moderation. Water, on the other hand, combats dehydration and increases blood volume.