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Clarifying last question regarding systolic bp raises when standing lowers when laying down i've had lightheadedness and dizziness. 48 y/o?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Orthostatic hypotens: You must correlate your dizziness with a significant drop in BP to say that they're related. Check your BP lying supine. Stand. Do you get dizzy? Check your BP immediately (you may have to repeat this a few times to get it). If your BP drops by >40 points or if it drop to

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Last updated May 8, 2014

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