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how can you control hypotension?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Acute or chronic?: Acute, severe hypotension usually involves a critical illness, e.g. Overwhelming bacterial infection, massive heart attack, etc and requires treatment of underlying cause in icu, often IV fluids to support the circulation, and sometimes strong meds to constrict arteries and raise the pressure. Chronic low BP usually requires oral hydration, esp with electrolytes (e.g. Gatorade or coconut water).
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends on cause: I advise people with low blood pressure and symptoms to consume salty foods, because the higher sodium content can bring up the pressure. U should drink 2 liters/day. In rare instances, I use Fludrocortisone to increase bp. In really tough cases, I use midodrine. These are both prescription meds. I have seen people use theophylline for this, or you could try good old fashioned coffee.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
Depends: The treatment depends on the underlying cause and on the presence or absence of symptoms. Heart problems, endocrine problems, dehydration, medications, blood loss, infection and nervous system disease can all cause hypotension. See your doctor.
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Depends on cause: Cause of hypotension should be determined. Should be evaluated by your doctor.

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