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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. 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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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