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Hyperthyroidism And Syncope Orthostatic Hypotension
Well: Many doctors are trained and capable to begin a work-up for this. Many times it just takes medication management, however if conservative measures and work-ups have not solved the problem a cardiology visit should help you get solutions. Not all syncope is heart or vessel related however and other specialists such as neurology may need to be included. ...Read more
Hypotension is also known as Low blood pressure. 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
Recurring strep 4X since July. Augmentin used 3X. Started corticosteroid for orthostatic hypotension Sept 1st. No more syncope! Why constant strep?
Check ENT: Your tonsils and throat need to be checked by ENT for any abnormalities, don't believe it is related to the steroids for the orthostatic hypotension, although you need to keep a close follow up with your doctor and not be on steroids for long, good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wearing sun glasses: Just kidding! dehydration, certain medications, or an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (affects blood pressure and pulse), are common causes of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure on standing). Your doctor can do tests to determine the cause in you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypotension: Orthostatic hypotension most commonly volume related -- that means you are not well hydrated -- however there are other causes of postural hypotension that warrant more testing and evaluation -- if the problem is not remedied by simple hydration then you should seek medical attention. ...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
Low BP with position: Your blood pressure supposes to go up a bit from laying to sitting to standing up to provide adequate pressure to get blood to your brain..With orthostatic hypotension, your BP actually may drop when you stand up..Causing dizziness/fainting etc....Keep well hydrated, up/down slowly...Avoid alcohol, sleep meds etc.. If persistent, consult doc... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postural hypotension is a symptom in which a person's blood pressure is adequate when he is lying down (or sitting down), but the pressure drops when he stands up, so he gets dizzy as he is standing up. Postural hypotension can be from dehydration, not drinking enough when exercising, blood staying in the legs after sitting ...Read more
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