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Low blood pressure, feels dizzy while walking or standing. Is there any problem?

I am a healthy 57 year old, 167 lb, 5 8 . I have always had low blood pressure and would become dizzy if I got up too fast. Today I was standing and then began to walk and I suddenly felt dizzy and like my eyes were crossing but they did not cross. It went away in a few minutes and I had no trouble walking or seeing--just had the feeling.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response

this is called postural hypotension. u will get dizzy whenever u change postions suddenly.

do following things

1. gradually change position - dont stand from lying down position. sit then sdtand
2. eat more of salt and salty foods
3. keep well hydrated

unfortunately there is no permanent remedy.

get well soon
Answered: Thu, 21 Jun 2012
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