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A 36-year-old female asked:

When does orthastatic hypotension stop after prolong bed rest for 3 months? will walking be dangerous? or would help?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Get up and Go: Drink plenty of fluids and gradually increase your activity (Walking is a good activity since your leg muscles "pump" the blood in your veins towards your heart. Some extra salt is helpful provided there are no other problems (like congestive heart failure) A Health Care Provider should monitor this! Hope this helps' Dr Z
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Orthostasis: Why were you on prolonged bedrest? there is nothing under "conditions" to justify it. Why CT of head? What makes you think you have orthostatic hypotension? what are your symptoms? could they be related to your anxiety or meds? O.H. will improve with aggressive hydration and it will improve with assisted ambulation as long as it is done safely to prevent fall. See your doc for BP check.
Last updated Oct 5, 2014

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