orthostatic hypotension

(redirected from Low blood pressure upon standing)
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Noun1.orthostatic hypotension - low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up
hypotension - abnormally low blood pressure
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"Patients who take high blood pressure medications should change postures gradually to avoid low blood pressure upon standing. For example, when people wake up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, they should sit on the edge of the bed for a few seconds to allow their blood pressure to equilibrate to the upright position," says Dr.