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Rigidity: Rigidity in the musculature causes the so called semian posture. ...Read more
I am experiencng postural hypotension, I am much sacred whether any ans dysfunction. What may be the cause and what should be the treatment?
See a doctor: Postural hypotension is an extremely complex disorder and needs to be treated by someone who is knowledgeable in this disorder. A cardiologist or a neurologist who specializes in autonomic dysfunction would be good choices. Endocrinologists sometimes will be helpful. You need to keep well-hydrated and wear compression stockings at least up to mid-thigh as a start. ...Read more
Depends on cause: This can be due to meds, nervous system disease, heart disease, dehydration, aging, or other. Treatment for each of these can be different. Postural hypotension occuring after eating can be avoided by eating small meals low in carbohydrates. For all causes, stand up slowly rather than quickly to allow the body to adjust. Fludrocortisone can be used in some cases. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more
Heart rate and heart rate variability is a complex balance. We have pressure sensors that send signals to our brain, that in return sends signals to the heart to speed up or slow down. (sympathetic -fight vs flight or parasympathetic -rest and relax)
good hydration and electrolyte intake may help, yet many people still need to transition more slowly... Moing from sitting to standing. ...Read more
Doubt it: Orthostasis has multiple causes. I could not find a specific genetic component. If you know what's causing yours may be there is some genetic or hereditary trait like in diabetes autonomic neuropathy, may be in lewy body dementia, or shy drager syndrome. Most orthostasis occurs in elderly and pts with anihypertensives or antidepressants. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor can help determine if the "hunched" appearance is simply bad posture, or if you already have compressed backbones due to osteoporosis. S/he can also talk to you about tests for bone loss, and many different treatment options if you have this. If it is just bad posture, exercises may help. However some exercises may worsen the problem if osteoporosis is present. See your doctor first. ...Read more
Possibly`: I will sometimes use a corrective brace if there is no chance of improvement in improving posture with muscle strengthening program. It is not the best way to go in most cases as it only weakens the muscles more but will use it as a last resort. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, a hunched posture and wrinkles do of course make us look older. ...Read more
Can't say: You do not describe any of your symptoms and thus I can not even begin to answer your question. ...Read more
82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?
Fluid? Training?: The right answer depends on what you are already doing. Make sure you drink enough tonight and tomorrow. Look up "orthostatic training exercises" on the internet. These things don't work for everyone but may help. ...Read more
POTS: Syndrome of high adrenergic stimulation with standing. ...Read more
Low bp with standing: Postural hypotension is a drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To help improve that your physician could change the time or type of blood pressure, use compression hoses to help keep the circulation up when you stand or add other medication to maintain blood pressure. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more
Orthostasis: It is called orthostasis when someone has a significant drop in the blood pressure along with a rise in heart rate. That can be due to dehydration, certain medications, or it can be missed as a condition called vasovagal (although that is usually a low BP and a low pulse instead of a high pulse). ...Read more
Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?
No POTS and:
Deconditioning are NOT the same....the former is a disorder of the nervous system which contracts the peripheral vessels when upright position is assumed thus causing a drop in blood pressure and a corresponding increase in heart rate! A rapid heart rate is however sometimes due to deconditioning and slow careful exercise will help! Exerciseis USEFUL in pattients with POTS but not "curative"!
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Postural hypotension: If this is what you mean, that may require multiple specialty evaluation to include a pediatric cardiologist, otolaryngologist, and pediatric neurologist. ...Read more
Autonomic condition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rate rise (>30 beats per minute) with standing. The cause is unknown. Patients may present with dizziness or fainting, but often have non specific symptoms of fatigue and generalized weakness. The treatment is supportive and individualized. There is no specific cure. ...Read more
Rapid heart rate up: Pots (redundant name of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is one type of dysautonomia - a word which describes problems with your autonomic nervous system. This condition causes rapid hr when you are up - sitting but worse standing though your blood pressure is maintained. Other dysautonomias can cause low BP without increase in hr. ...Read more
See below: It depends how severe the kyphosis is. If it is not too severe, stretching the muscles on the front of the body including the pectoral muscles and the hip flexor muscles can help. Doing posture retraining in a mirror helps. Occasionally using something called a posture training support which is a type of minimal brace can also be helpful. I have seen many people have results if they are vigilant. ...Read more
See below...: Postural kyphosis means you tend to get a "hunch back" type of curve with standing. It is normal up to 50 degrees in the mid back (thoracic spine). It is abnormal in the cervical and lumbar spine. It can be corrected with postural exercises, muscle training, and occasionally needs surgery if it is excessive or progressing. ...Read more
Sure but unlikely: If the spine ie flexible it may correct with posture. Most postural kyphoses are less than 20 degrees but in the immature spine before marked stiffening has occurerd it is possible. ...Read more
Garbage In/ Out: If the brain, much like a computer, gets poor information in, it will make decisions based upon that information. So, if joints aren't moving, and decrease information to the brain (dysafferentation), poor output to the muscles can occur. By performing chiropractic adjustments, using vibration, traction, etc. It provides input into the brain, to change the program, get better posture and function. ...Read more
Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.
Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more