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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

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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If a pt has CHF, hypotension & is dehydrated, could it matter if the IV fluid is normal saline if the pt also has hypernatremia?

If a pt has CHF, hypotension & is dehydrated, could it matter if the IV fluid is normal saline if the pt also has hypernatremia?

Normal Saline: If the patient is hypernatremic, normal saline will bring the patient's sodium level closer to normal, while treating their dehydration. It is a delicate balance to try and resuscitate a hypotensive heart failure patient, and manage their fluid balance. I hope it turns out for the best. I'm sure the team is watching the sodium levels carefully and adjusting as needed. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of hypernatremia?

What are some symptoms of hypernatremia?

Thirst and Others: Early symptoms of hypernatremia include thirst, dehydration, lethargy, irritability, disorientation, confusion, and weakness. However, severe symptoms include tremor, rigidity, seizures, coma, and death. The neurological symptoms are associated with rapid changes in the serum sodium. Slower changes are better tolerated. ...Read more

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What causes hypotension and what are the symptoms? Do you just faint?

What causes hypotension and what are the symptoms? Do you just faint?

Hypotension: There are many causes of hypotension from dehydration to bleeding or an overwhelming infection or sepsis. Often people with significant hypotension can pass out so the first treatment is to lay the patient flat in order to keep the blood going to the brain. Also patients are given lots of fluids to expand the volume. ...Read more

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What the main sign and symptoms that differenciat between hypoglycemia vs hypotension?

What the main sign and symptoms that differenciat between hypoglycemia vs hypotension?

Hypo: Either condition is worrying and you need urgent attention by your doctor or the emergency room. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Hi, I am trying to tell the key differences between hypotension and hypoglycemia. What would you say are the important symptoms that distinguish them?

Symptoms: There is a large symptomatic list with overlap, somewhat varying with age and cause of the hypotension or hypoglycemia to enable reliable exclusion of either without a decent physical examination including orthostatic BP checks ...Read more

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I have neurally mediated hypotension amd meletonin incteases my symptoms...Will klonopine?

I have neurally mediated hypotension amd meletonin incteases my symptoms...Will klonopine?

No: It shouldn't. They're not related compounds and Klonopin (clonazepam) does not exacerbate vasodepressor reactions or have any specific effect on the autonomic nervous system. That said, since we're all build a little differently, you'll need to give it a try and see for yourself. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of postural hypotension?

What are the symptoms of postural hypotension?

Dizziness: Dizziness and lightheartedness sometimes accompanied by an increase in heart rate. ...Read more

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I have orthostatic hypotension. Is there a way for me to ease the symptoms?

I have orthostatic hypotension. Is there a way for me to ease the symptoms?

Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the following wiki for more details:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/orthostatic_hypotension. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension? Is pain on shoulders one of them?

What are the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension? Is pain on shoulders one of them?

Orthostatic hypotens: Pain in shoulders is not usually a symptom of orthostatic conditions unless you fall and injure the shoulder. ...Read more

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Does postural hypotension usually cause many symptoms?

Dizziness: Drop in blood pressure with change in posture, usually going from sitting to standing will cause decreased blood flow to the brain which will typically result in lightheadedness. In the most serious of situations, it could cause enough lightheadedness to cause a fall. See your doctor. There are many different causes from medications to certain types of medical conditions. ...Read more

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54, m, no cardiac history, on htz, toprol (metoprolol). Bp average of 110/65. Hr-49 to 52. No hypotension symptoms. Is this too low?

54, m, no cardiac history, on htz, toprol (metoprolol). Bp average of 110/65. Hr-49 to 52. No hypotension symptoms. Is this too low?

Probably not.: Since there is a linear relationship between BP and mortality, this pressure seems ideal. However, since the therapy includes hctz, (hydrochlorothiazide) a diuretic, it would be helpful to check ones BP sitting and standing to be sure the BP does not fall with standing (this is more likely to happen when one is on a diuretic). ...Read more

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Is it possible I have both hypoglycemia and hypotension? My BP drops after meal however my others symptoms seems like hypoglycemia.

Is it possible I have both hypoglycemia and hypotension? My BP drops after meal however my others symptoms seems like hypoglycemia.

Maybe: It is possible to have both hypotension and hypoglycemia and it is sometimes hard to tell if a set of symptoms is due to one or the other. When you see your health care provider you can talk about checking your blood sugar after a meal. ...Read more

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I have isolated diastolic hypotension (130/51). I have no symptoms. My doc thinks it's fine. Should I b concerned? What should I do to get it checked?

I have isolated diastolic hypotension (130/51). I have no symptoms. My doc thinks it's fine. Should I b concerned? What should I do to get it checked?

Normotensive: Your blood pressure is normal. Your doctor is right. No need for concern. You can keep on checking your blood pressure regularly. ...Read more

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How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

How do I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

See your doctor: The definition of hypotension will vary person to person. It is defined as a low blood pressure reading that makes a person feel poorly. While a young person of low body weight and small size may feel fine with a BP of 90/65, an older person might be sick at this level. Many medical issues can cause symptomatic hypotension including endocrine problems such as a sluggish thyroid and anemia. ...Read more

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How can I manage some symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

Hydration: And increased salt intake for starters. If ineffective talk to your physician. ...Read more

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In someone with orthostatic hypotension, how long do symptoms like headache last? Permanently until treated, 10 minutes after standing, 5 minutes...?

In someone with orthostatic hypotension, how long do symptoms like headache last? Permanently until treated, 10 minutes after standing, 5 minutes...?

Up to 5 minutes.: The symptoms should normally last up to 5 minutes. However the patient has to be very careful and whenever he gets the symptoms of hypotension he should immediately lie down to avoid loss of consciousness. This will also help getting rid of dizziness and headache. It is always better to treat the cause of hypotension. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the symptoms of vertigo and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension?

What is the difference between the symptoms of vertigo and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension?

Motion vs. Lighthead: Vertigo is defined as "the sensation of motion in the absence of motion." this will lead to the feeling that either you are moving in some way (spinning is common) or your environment is moving. People with orthostatic hypotension do not typically complain of motion, rather they feel as if they are lightheaded or as if they might faint. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I have symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Do I really have the illness?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I have symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. Do I really have the illness?

Orthostatic: You will need a proper assessment of supine and standing BP preformed correctly with a manual cuff to confirm your suspicion by a competent physician with attention to detail and measurement protocol. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from orthostatic hypotension my dr said to increase salt intake but my BP is 140/93, is there anything else I can do to relieve symptoms?

I'm suffering from orthostatic hypotension my dr said to increase salt intake but my BP is 140/93, is there anything else I can do to relieve symptoms?

Yes.: Usually symptoms occur when you get up suddenly. So if laying down, sit for a while then get up slowly. Blood pressure is currently high (hypertension), could be causing symptoms, and would merit a doctor visit to control your blood pressure if it continues that high. ...Read more

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My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

My blood pressure is 112/50 and I'm having some orthostatic hypotension symptoms. Do I have low blood pressure?

Blood pressure: In general 112/50 is normal. If you have orthostatic symptoms, it could be related to the baseline lowish blood pressure complicated by hypovolemia, venous insufficiency or other conditions. It would be a good idea to see your doctor and have the orthostatic symptoms evaluated. ...Read more

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Hypotension like symptoms an bad headache with standin up an balance trouble an leg ache ect. Like when had pos. Tilt test.?

Blood pressure?: Perhaps your blood pressure is not regulating well between sitting and standing. If you had this finding before, you may need some medical assistance.

If you previously had a positive tilt table test, it may be your symptoms correlate with orthostatic hypotension again. It is a good idea to ask to visit the clinic to have this examined to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension with 10 year old scrotal hernia. Are they connected? Is it serious?

Symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension with 10 year old scrotal hernia. Are they connected? Is it serious?

Doubt it: See a doctor and get the hypotension evaluated. I think you should also address the hernia, shouldn't let that go for so long, I imagine it doesn't bother you if you've waited that long with out fixing things??? ...Read more

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I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

I have a thyroid cyst, 10 enlarged lymph nodes in neck & 8 in groin, lung scarring, high k, low na, lower wbc, hypotension & a long list of symptoms?

Internist: You're not going to get a diagnosis in an on-line forum. You obviously have a complicated problem that will require a comprehensive evaluation. If your local doctor can't help, seek help at an academic center with a general internist. You're only 113 miles from DES moines. Ps, hi k and low na with low BP suggests addison's disease. ...Read more

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Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness

Possibly: It is possible that you may have one single condition, although it would seem more likely to be a number of conditions that may be contributing. There are a number of inflammatory arthropathies, lupus, for example, that can cause joint complaints but also a variety of systemic manifestations in their more advanced state. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

What are the main symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Weakness, dizziness, syncope, tachycardia.
Severe hypotension may result in mental status changes, coma or even death. ...Read more

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What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

What cause low blood pressure? What are its symptoms?

Dubious idea: This is a "pop" diagnosis especially in parts of europe, and some physicians believe in it; it's used to explain a variety of symptoms (including folks I suspect are somatizing / just unhappy); it's not mainstream, and if somebody's symptomatic, i'd look for some other cause. The healthy heart keeps pressure just adequate to perfuse the body; "low" shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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I have very low blood pressure with very annoying symptoms. How do I get my blood pressure to a normal range?

Blood pressure: Increase salt and fluid intake, wear support panty hose and get your doctor involved, if those things don't help there are medications that can be tried. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of low blood pressure? Is it a serious thing to worry about?

What are the symptoms of low blood pressure? Is it a serious thing to worry about?

Dizziness: The most common symptom of low BP is dizziness, especially when rising to stand. There are some clinical setting where we may worry about lower BP, but in general lower BP is protective. For people who are normally hypertensive, they may not tolerate having their BP lowered that far--it may affect their cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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Are you an expert knowing what the common symptom is to call 999 for a casualty with low blood pressure

Loe bp: If symptomatic with low bp; lightheaded, fainting, dizzy, overdosing meds, dehydrated from diarrhea/vomiting, low food/water intake? Or urinary tract infection? if not see your dr for ekg/bp checks; bring in list of home readings; omron bp kit only 30 dollars. Check at least 3x/week, bring in 10 or more readings ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Low Blood Pressure (Definition)

Also called hypotension, this occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. This means the heart, brain, and other parts of the body do ...Read more


Hypernatremia (Definition)

A high concentration of ...Read more