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Postural hypotension

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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
BP drop: Your BP (which will normally falls when changing position from recumbent to standing,) drops excessively.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Low bp with standing: Postural hypotension is a drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To help improve that your physician could change the time or type of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
More salt & fluid: Decrease blood pressure medication and change positions more gradually.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Dizziness: Dizziness and lightheartedness sometimes accompanied by an increase in heart rate.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Autonomic condition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rate rise (>30 beats per minute) with stand ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes, if: Yes, but only if you document a severe drop in BP at the exact same moment your legs feel weak.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Samaan
17 years experience in Cardiology
Unclear: Unclear. Common in women and treated easily w beta blockers. Likely related to vagal response.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anxiety is: Associated with POTS but not necessarily a cause of POTS.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
No: Dehydration can cause postural/orthostatic tachycardia and hypotension which would be similar findings associated with pots. Pots however is not cause ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience in Neurology
Tinnitus: Not likely to cause tinnitus; known to cause lightheadedness and dizziness.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
Low on standing: Normally the blood pressure is actually slightly higher when you stand up. Autonomic nerves cause the blood vessels to constrict and slighly overshoot ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Unlikely: Tmjd is unlikely to have any interconnect with orthostatic hypotension.
A member asked:
Dr. Sean MacKenzie
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Dizziness: Postural hypotension means low blood pressure when changing position, such as going from lying down to sitting or standing. It can cause feelings of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I think it could be: More likely that a person with orthostatic hypotension could develop anxiety in the anticipation of becoming symptomatic.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Low BP with position: Your blood pressure supposes to go up a bit from laying to sitting to standing up to provide adequate pressure to get blood to your brain..With orthos ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Keep it simple: Common things happen commonly. Try drinking plenty of fluids and easing up any salt restriction, if you do that, and liberalize your salt intake. Avo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Adrenergic stimulati: Abnormal and excessive secretion of catecholamines due to sympathetic nervous system stimulation secondary to changes in position (due to gravity effe ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on cause: This can be due to meds, nervous system disease, heart disease, dehydration, aging, or other. Treatment for each of these can be different. Postural ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
POTS: read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2600095/
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
With difficulty: This is often difficult to treat successfully. First, you need a tilt table test to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, volume expansion by eating a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Any doc: By measuring your pulse and BP with you supine, abruptly sitting, and standing. Once diagnosis made your doc my need help in Ur management with the ai ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keith Rafal
38 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Since postural hypot: Since postural hypotension has several potential causes, it is important to make sure that a thorough medical evaluation is accomplished first before ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Not if well controld: Sorry for the misspelling up top Laura but I only had 20 letters to use so I had to make an EXECUTIVE decision to violate one of my rule on always mak ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Fast hr and low bp: Pots is a syndrome where the blood pressure drops and the heart speeds up with change in position.When pts stand up suddenly especially. The pt feel l ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It can: Orthostatic hypotension is symptomatic low blood pressure as a result of positional changes most typically from lying down or sitting to standing. The ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Protien and Albumin levels are markers of nutrition . If these are low pts are diagnosed with protien calorie malnutrition.Prtiens help hold the fliud ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
Hypotension: Because it can decrease the sympathetic outflow and thus decreasing your BP
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and trea ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Yes, but rare: Anxiety can have a myriad of effects, and it could cause this. Basically it is a fall in blood pressure due to positional changes, and would be more c ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Postural hypotension: Try to sit down and keep hydrated -- sport drinks or chicken soup would work wonder in your case --.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Most likely not hereditry or contagious.
A member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
That depends: Almost anyone can get a drop in blood pressure when standing up suddenly if he or she is dehydrated at the time (for example, if it's a warm day and y ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Doubt it: Orthostasis has multiple causes. I could not find a specific genetic component. If you know what's causing yours may be there is some genetic or here ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Not in the eye: Hello tara tatt -- postural hypotension can cause black outs -- but there should not be a permanent damage to the eye.

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