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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Im 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?

Im 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

Dr. Chirag Patel
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Postural Hypotension (Definition)

Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, or sitting, position their blood pressure quickly becomes lower. As a consequence, the affected person becomes uncomfortably dizzy, or lightheaded for ...Read more


Dr. Mohamad Ali
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Low Blood Pressure On Standing (Definition)

I think you are referring to orthostatic hypotension. it is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mm Hg when a person ...Read more