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Is Orthostatic Hypotension One Of The Symptoms Of Hypernatremia
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
Orthostatic hypotens: Pain in shoulders is not usually a symptom of orthostatic conditions unless you fall and injure the shoulder. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I tend to have orthostatic hypotension pretty frequent even though I'm still younger. Is this one of those go discuss with doctor in person questions?
Orthostasis: Yes. See your doctor to determine how severe your condition is and what medicate needed if any ...Read more
Not the same: In postural or orthostatic hypotension, BP drops significantly when upright (because among other things, blood pooling). A mechanism the body uses to correct this low BP is to increase the heart rate in an effort to mobilize that pooled blood and increase BP (hydration may help). Abnormal tachycardias are due to electrical abnormalities in your heart and may need to be treated. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a ssri have caused orthostatic hypotension? Was on celexa (citalopram) for 7 months. No longer on it and now have the symptoms of ortho
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
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