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Cure for orthostatic hypertension?

Cure for orthostatic hypertension?

Cure for Orthostasis: Volume repletion. Rise from supine to standing slowly. Compression stockings. High sodium intake. Drugs such as midodrine or fludrocortisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


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What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?

What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?

It depends: Treatment depends on the cause. Orthostatic hypotention can be caused by dehydration, medication(s) side effect, blood loss, infection or heart disease to name a few. Once the correct cause is identified, then the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for severe proxysmal hypertension not helped by hypertensive meds?

What is best treatment for severe proxysmal hypertension not helped by hypertensive meds?

Paroxysmal Htn : Avoid salt. Some people are salt sensitive and avoiding salt is as potent as taking meds (in some patients). The way to diagnose HTN is by BP diary. Check BP first thing in morning (sitting down , both feet on ground). Do it for 7-10 day. If average is >135/85 (both or either number) see you doctor. The correct number depends on your medical profile. ...Read more

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Is there a difference bet. orthostatic hypotension and hypotension?

Is there a difference bet. orthostatic hypotension and hypotension?

Yes: orthostatic hypotension is change in blood pressure due to change in position. A low blood pressure may occur when you stand up. Hypotension is low blood pressure at all times, regardless of position ...Read more

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What are treatments for hypotension?

What are treatments for hypotension?

Depends on cause: In surgical practice the 2 most common causes of hypotension are fluid/volume depletion (e.g. Dehydration) and acute blood loss. These can be treated by the administration of intravenous fluids and blood transfusions respectively. ...Read more

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What can be done for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What can be done for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Several things: First, one should undergo several basic tests, including a careful recording of ones history, check of ones blood pressure sitting and standing, blood tests to look for identifiable medical causes of the syndrome and a search for commonly associated medical conditions. Treatment can begin with a mild tilt of ones bed to keep the head of the bed 6 inches higher than the foot; increase oral fluids. ...Read more

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How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

See syndrome details: Pots is defined as an increase in heart rate on sitting or standing. This is caused my autonomic dysfunction. Please see link below for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for bradycardia (non symptomatic) from a high vagal tone?

What are some treatment options for bradycardia (non symptomatic) from a high vagal tone?

May be best to leave: It may be best to leave it alone, especially if the low heart rate is not causing any symptoms like fainting. Vagotomy (surgically crushing some of the vagus nerve fibers) as well as vagolytic medications (which block the vagus nerve) are available, but why mess with this unless the condition is causing u symptoms? Count ur blessings, most people die from hypertension & fast (too fast) heart rate. ...Read more

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Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

Taking tenoretic (atenolol and chlorthalidone) for high blood pressure, is there an alternative natural remedy?

No: There are really no alternative natural remedies. However, weight loss, exercise, a diet low in sodium and high in potassium, smoking cessation can frequently decrease the need for medications. ...Read more

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Separate postural/orthostatic hypotension and tachycardia diagnoses, how does this work?

Separate postural/orthostatic hypotension and tachycardia diagnoses, how does this work?

Need details: It's possible to have both conditions seperately, but they could are more commonly related or part of the same condition. It's likely best to spend some time having a heart rhythm specialist, go over your testing and results, and explaining it to you. A good history and physical examination is also helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the dosage of dobutamine for CHF / refractory hypotension?

What is the dosage of dobutamine for CHF / refractory hypotension?

Dobutamine: Dobutamine increases cardiac output by reducing systemic vascular resistance and by increasing the rate and force of contraction of the heart. This sometimes results in a higher BP and sometimes in a lower BP so the drug can't be reliably be used to increase BP. Typical doses for CHF are 0-10 mg/kg/minute ...Read more

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Best advice for erectile dysfunction when taking blood pressure medication?

Best advice for erectile dysfunction when taking blood pressure medication?

No betablockers: Check with your physician if any BP meds are affecting the sexual issues .If you are on betablockes need to change to other BP medicines. ...Read more

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Which herbal remedy for pseudotumor cerebriis considered the best?

Which herbal remedy for pseudotumor cerebriis considered the best?

Pseudotumor cerebri: I am not aware of any herbal treatment for pseudotumor cerebri - this is usually treated, in the more severe cases by placement of shunt to divert the CSF from the spine to the belly. ...Read more

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How does ssri help with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

How does ssri help with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

POTS syndrome: Serotonin is the hormone thought to be responsible for the autonomic nervous system hence heart rate and even blood pressure. Ssri's increase nerve communication and stimulate the standing vasoconstriction reflex and what this does it improves your vessels reactions to standing or sitting. ...Read more

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Can iv saline help with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Can iv saline help with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

If dehydrated yes: But understand, if your fluid volume is normal (not dehydrated) it will not help. POTS occurs because the normal responses that keep blood flow into your brain when you change position (ie lying down to standing or sitting to standing) do not work properly (it is a complicated process) and you get light headed or even faint. So, take your meds, stay hydrated, change positions carefully. Dr R ...Read more

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Pregnancy advice for a cardiomyopathy patient with hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure. 42?

Pregnancy advice for a cardiomyopathy patient with hyperthyroidism, high blood pressure. 42?

See a specialist: You need to be very closely monitored by a high-risk obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist. They will need to coordinate your care very carefully with your cardiologist/endocrinologist and good communication of these team members is essential. You will need frequent visits. ...Read more

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Natural treatment for bph?

Natural treatment for bph?

No proven benefit: There is not proven benefit of saw palmetto or other "natural supplements" in the management of bph. Some men seem to repsond, but the mechanism is unknown. In 2006, the step trial showed no benefit of saw palmetto over placebo. Research has also shown that the amounts of all components in nutirtional supplements vary from 100% less to 150 more than what is listed on the label. ...Read more

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Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? Also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? Alternatives to ask cardiologist? Any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

Discuss with your MD: Metroprololxr is a good beta blocker&is very well tolerated.There are other options but they are all have same action and side effects.Only Carvedilol is different as it is both alpha and beta blockerLasix is well tolerated. Can be ototoxic in high doses and if combined with other ototoxic drugs . Ototoxicity is rare. Aspirin is safe asking as no contraindications . Discuss your concerns with MD ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Postural Hypotension (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Mohamad Ali
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Low Blood Pressure On Standing (Definition)

I think you are referring to orthostatic hypotension. it is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mm Hg when a person ...Read more