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A 34-year-old male asked:

When standing on a queue or taking a walk in the mall most of the time i get dizzy. i went to my doctor and said my blood pressure is fine.

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
If your doctor took: your blood pressure while seated only then he/she may have missed the orthostatic hypotension present and causing your symptoms. Ask for a reevaluation and see what happens to your blood pressure after standing for three minutes compared to a blood pressure taken while lying down. It may be a matter of just increasing your hydration and salt intake to correct the problem.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
Most often there: will be some dysregulation of the blood pressure, possibly due to issues with the autonomic nervous system, and repeat measurements of blood pressure needed in various situations--sitting, standing, after exercise, both arms--to try to document this. Making sure you stay well-hydrated to maintain volume in the vascular system is important. Evaluating your inner ear is also a good idea. Stay well:)
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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