A 31-year-old member asked:
what is the prognosis for patients with orthostatic hypotension?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alon Gitig answered
19 years experience Cardiology
Not dangerous, but..: This can lead to significant distress and even disability. It's important to remember there is nothing dangerous or life-threatening about this. However, if it happens often, it can cause significant anxiety, and avoidance of certain situations. If routine measures (e.g. Oral hydration) and meds don't work, rehab exercises to retrain the veins and arteries to self-regulate can be very helpful.
Answered on Oct 20, 2019
Dr. Ryan Cooley answered
28 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The prognosis for individuals with orthostatic hypotension depends on the underlying cause of the condition. The prognosis of orthostatic hypotension may include the duration, chances of complications, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period, survival rates, death rates. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.
Answered on Mar 31, 2016
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