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Can bed rest cause low blood pressure?

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: We put women who have pregnancy induced hypertension on bed rest to lower their blood pressure. We have receptors in our neck called baroreceptors that raise our blood pressure when we are upright. In some people, especially the elderly, these don't work well and it takes longer for their blood pressure to reset when they stand up.

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Last updated Nov 19, 2014

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