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A 22-year-old male asked:

blood pressure drops about 5 points when i stand ,lightheadness and chest pain had heart,lungs checked out and blood work, all normal.what is wrong ?

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Dr. Liviu Klein
Cardiology 23 years experience
Orthostatic changes: You may have orthostatic hypotension, essentially a drop in blood pressure with standing, due to a delay in the venous return from your legs to the heart. It is a very common problem in young people and has no health consequences. You have to keep yourself very well hydrated, stand up slowly and do 20-30 sec of calf muscle exercises before standing. It should correct the problem.

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