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What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

Hydrate: Orthostatic hypotension means a lowering of the blood pressure when standing upright. Assuming a teenager is normal and otherwise healthy, the best way to lessen this issue is to remain well hydrated and stand up more slowly to give the body a chance to accommodate. ...Read more

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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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 more

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What can I do about my orthostatic hypotension?

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 more

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What can my orthostatic hypotension be caused by?

What can my orthostatic hypotension be caused by?

Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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How much of a problem must you have before you officially have orthostatic hypotension?

How much of a problem must you have before you officially have orthostatic hypotension?

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

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Can MS cause Orthostatic hypotension ?

Can MS cause Orthostatic hypotension ?

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 more

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Why can levodopa cause orthostatic hypotension?

Hypotension: Because it can decrease the sympathetic outflow and thus decreasing your BP ...Read more

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Is orthostatic hypotension one of the symptoms of hypernatremia?

Is orthostatic hypotension one of the symptoms of hypernatremia?

Possibly but unusual: Hypernatremia is usually caused by loss of water in excess of loss of salt. Since one of the signs of dehydration is orthostatic hypotension it is possible. The most common symptom of hypernatremia is confusion/lethargy. ...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