low blood pressure occurring upon standing up or when standing, often accompanied by faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances; also called postural hypotension
When a person experiences any of the symptoms above, a physician can confirm orthostatic hypotension if the person's blood pressure falls significantly on standing up and returns to normal when lying down.
postural hypotension n.
See orthostatic hypotension.
orthostatic hypotension n.
A form of low blood pressure precipitated by moving from a lying or sitting position to standing up straight. Also called postural hypotension.