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what is the definition or description of: postural hypotension?

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Dr. David H. Katz
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Low blood pressure: Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, or sitting, position their blood pressure quickly becomes lower. As a consequence, the affected person becomes uncomfortably dizzy, or lightheaded for a short time period.

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How common is hypotension with septic shock?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Universal: One of the characteristics of shock is low blood pressure.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

My blood pressure is low. Does this mean it is unlikely I have cmi?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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No: Unless symptomatic a lower blood pressure is great and healthy.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What causes high systolic blood pressure, and low diastolic pressure?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dependens: As we age, the systolic blood pressure rises and the diastolic blood pressure decreases some. This is different for different populations of course. If there is a very wide difference between the two however, i would be concerned about aortic valve insufficiency among other things. High systolic blood pressure should be treated with a low salt diet, exercise and, if necessary, medications.
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Do people normally get low blood pressure after not eating for 3-4 hours?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
No: No, after all if you sleep for 7 or 8 hours you're not eating for that length of time.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can someone cure low blood pressure?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure.

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