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How do I raise my blood pressure when I get dizzy standing?

How do I raise my blood pressure when I get dizzy standing?

Need to make sure: You need to make sure low blood pressure is the problem - see your primary care physician. The most likely cause of blood pressure drops with standing is dehydration. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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I get dizzy spells when I do cardio exercises. I have low blood pressure. How can I prevent this?

I get dizzy spells when I do cardio exercises. I have low blood pressure. How can I prevent this?

Visit a cardiologist: You may have to pay a visit to your primary care doctor and cardiologist to have this evaluated. It might be worthwhile to stop your physical activity until your heart is properly evaluated; it may not be pumping enough blood to your brain during exercise, causing the dizziness. The medications you are one may also be causing the low bp, check with your pcp. ...Read more

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How do I raise my blood pressure?

How do I raise my blood pressure?

Low blood pressure: No reason to do so unless passing out or dizziness associated with low blood pressure. If such symptoms, then increasing salt and fluid intake is the first treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure go up when I stand?

Why does my blood pressure go up when I stand?

Blood pressure: usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

Why do I have low blood pressure when standing?

This is orthostasis.: First therapy is drink planety of fluids and take salt (yes). Second is to check your blood pressure in different positions. If abnormal, your doctor will recommend a tilt table test, especially if symptomatic. ...Read more

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Why does my blood pressure increase when i stand up?

By how much?: Well that's not typical but probably not harmful either. Be glad it doesnt drop too much when you stand up, which can be disabling and is affecting a number of people who post on healthtap. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my blood pressure when i feel anxious and nervous?

How do I reduce my blood pressure when i feel anxious and nervous?

BP anxious: First be certain no worrisome cause of high bp. Then consider learning techniques for relaxation. This can be breathing, meditation, eft (emotional freedom technique), emdr, and many other practices you can learn and use to calm. Make sure not too much caffeine, and always adequately hydrated. ...Read more

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Why do I get dizzy spells on blood pressure meds?

Why do I get dizzy spells on blood pressure meds?

Many reasons: Blood pressure can cause dizziness when it it too high or when it is too low. BP pills lower it and you may have taken too strong of a dose. You may not tolerate the actual medicine or it's side effects. Worth discussing with your doctor ...Read more

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I got high blood pressure how do I bring it down?

I got high blood pressure how do I bring it down?

Depends: If you discovered this during a doctor's visit, ask that doctor for advice. It is important how high each reading is and other facts too. Very high may need medication and close monitoring. A bit high could respond to lifestyle changes: diet, smoking, stress, exercise, etc. Pharmacies, libraries, clinics - even gyms will have handouts - so will your doctor. Good for you! best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when i stand up too fast i get dizzy and my head hurts..Why?

Can you tell me when i stand up too fast i get dizzy and my head hurts..Why?

Orthostatic hyptens: In older people this is commonly associated with drop of blood pressure and is termed orthostatic hypotension. If your on beta blockers for blood pressure, this could be a contributing factor. See you local doctor for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Something's wrong with my blood sugar or blood pressure because when i stand i want to faint. When i sit i want to faint. I never get a proper meal.

Something's wrong with my blood sugar or blood pressure because when i stand i want to faint. When i sit i want to faint. I never get a proper meal.

Sounds troubling: I am sorry for your troubles. The sensation of lightheadedness can be quite problematic. It is good you have not passed out / fainted. You are right to think something could be wrong. If this continues you should seek medical care for a full history and physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do i get dizzy and extremely lightheaded when I raise my arms over my head?

Why do i get dizzy and extremely lightheaded when I raise my arms over my head?

Lightheaded: Could be some type of obstruction. Subclavian steal one thought . Any process that puts pressure on vessels to head. Always possible could be primary vestibular problem ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Why do my ears feel clogged when upset?

I have high blood pressure. Why do my ears feel clogged when upset?

Unknown: But some people with high blood pressure experience symptoms like what you describe, including headaches, a full feeling in the head, and throbbing or full sensation of the ears. This might mean that your blood pressure needs better control! ...Read more

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How do I lower my blood pressure?

How do I lower my blood pressure?

By yourself?: Don't attempt this by yourself. The safest way is to see your doctor, be evaluated for your nutrition and BMI and, if necessary, receive medication. Meanwhile, avoiding salt is a good thing. ...Read more

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What should I do when blood pressure goes low?

What should I do when blood pressure goes low?

Blood pressure: You can increase the fluids and salt in your diet, wear support hose and pay attention when you are standing up to do it slowly. If this is something new for you, should check with your doctor to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Why do I feel pressure in my bottom when standing?

Check for UTI: Not enough info - where in the bottom. Check to make sure it's not uti. ...Read more

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Why does my pulse decrease when i walk and increase when i stand still?

Why does my pulse decrease when i walk and increase when i stand still?

It doesn't: Heart rate and breathing must increase with exercise. You are describing an artifact of monitoring. Sometime when pulse is slow it gets counted twice. When it speeds up it gets counted once. With a machine it is often worse! so a pulse of 50 gets counted at 100 , rises to 80 with mild exercise and appears to have dropped. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more