It really depends on what is causing your hypotension. Are you pregnant? Are you going through an illness?
When you begin to sit up or stand up, do so slowly; drink a lot of water and no alcohol; don't cross your legs; try eating small, low carb meals throughout the day, but also maintain a healthy diet with fruits, veggies, whole grains, chicken, etc.; don't add more salt to your diet unless your physician says it's okay; and if it doesn't improve over time then make an appointment with your physician. Be sure to bring with you a record of when you experience signs and symptoms of hypotension and what your actual BP readings are. It also helps to notate what your activity is during the time of the event.
at 11:27 AM on Apr. 16, 2009