Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or a decrease in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg within three minutes of standing when compared with blood pressure from the sitting or supine position. Common symptoms include dizziness, light headedness, blurred vision, weakness, fatigue, nausea, palpitations, and headache.
The goal of treatment for orthostatic hypotension is to restore normal blood pressure. That usually involves increasing blood volume, reducing the pooling of blood in your lower legs and helping blood vessels to push blood throughout your body which is where knee high compression socks can work. Wearing compression stockings or medical compression socks can help prevent blood from getting accumulated in the legs. The tightness of the compression socks compresses the veins in the legs helping to reduce swelling an to increase blood flow.
It’s reported that For mild orthostatic hypotension, one of the simplest treatments is to sit or lie down immediately after feeling lightheaded upon standing. However always consult your GP for treatment. They also guide you towards the best compression socks or circulation socks for you.