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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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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 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