Orthostatic Hypotension

I’ve known about orthostatic hypotension since Middle School and it happens almost every single time I stand up from a sitting or lying position. Essentially, it’s a form of low blood pressure and can make you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or even faint.

The latter is especially bad because you could seriously injure yourself — I also know about this because I can’t seem to learn from my mistakes.

On our RV Tour I got up too quickly and passed out for a moment, hitting my back against a ledge. Thankfully, I landed mostly on one part of my back, which took most of my weight. I say “thankfully” because it could have been much worse.

Ouch.

It’s okay to get up slowly… seriously.

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