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A 29-year-old male asked about a 29-year-old male:

Getting up after prolonged bed rest. bp drops heart rate shoots up, and feel heavy,weak. could it be heart failure, or multiple system atrophy?

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Dr. Arlene Martinez Delio
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Orthostatic BP: This sudden low BP and increased heart rate is what we call Orthostatic Hypotension. It's not uncommon after being in supine position (lying down) for prolonged periods of time. When you get out of bed, let your legs hang down by the bed for several minutes then slowly get out of bed. This should solve your problem. Also check if you are using any OTC medicines that can make your BP go down.

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Last updated Jan 6, 2016

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