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Herbal Treatment For Orthostatic Hypotension
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
Is there any treatment for orthostatic hypotension besides standing up slow and drinking plenty of water. I am not having success at all. ?
Depends on cause: Orthostatic hypotension (bp falls when standing up) can be caused by medications, dehydration, or problems with blood pressure regulation. There are many strategies that can be used to alleviate the symptoms, including several types of medications. You should speak to a cardiologist about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stand Slowly: If you have orthostatic hypotension it can be caused by decreased blood volume or an inability of the nervous system to compensate for blood pressure changes upon standing. I would recommend making sure to drink enough fluids and when you are lying down for a long period of time, make sure to sit up and stand slowly. This slow change in position will help give your body time to adjust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms.: If symptomatic after standing or being recumbent. If you feel lightv headed or lose consciousness, those are sure signs. Keep in mind that vascular issues, which compromise blood to the brain, can have identical sx. ...Read more
I think I have orthostatic hypotension. Went to dr and she said it could be that but just said be careful, what should I do now?
Increase activity: more activity,change in position and slight increase in salt intake. If it persists see your MD ...Read more
It can: Multiple sclerosis can be associated with with an autonomic dysfunction, as in abnormal function of the autonomic nervous system which controls things like our heart rates and blood pressures. Unfortunately, it isn't uncommon to see abnormal heart rate and/or blood pressure responses to normal things like sitting up from lying down or rising from seated to standing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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