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Low Blood Pressure On Standing
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
Will a full blood test show if I have low blood pressure when standing? When i stand floor feels like it moves under me. Dr didn't check BP standing.
Blood test will not.: I agree that you should have BP taken lying down, sitting, and standing. A blood test is for other things, such as serum sodium. It all depends on the symptoms. ...Read more
Several apply: The most common is orthostatic hypotension, although the phenomenon can be known as vaso-vagal pre-syncope or as neuro-cardiogenic symptoms. When standing upright, blood tends to pool abruptly in the legs decreasing the blood pressure in the brain and producing many uncomfortable sensations. ...Read more
Orthostasis: Actually it is likely not related to salt at all, but may be due to lack of enough fluids. In the spring and fall when the weather is not too hot we often forget to drink enough fluids, and water is the best of these. Recommendations are eight glasses of water each day, so nex time you feel lightheaded, try drinking a glass of water. ...Read more
Why would beta blockers be used for pots if people with pots have low blood pressure when standing?
Beta blockers: Beta blockers such as atenolol, metoprolol and propanolol are often prescribed to treat pots because they slow down the excessive heart rate response (tachycardia) that pots patients experience. They also work by blocking the effects of Epinephrine and norepinephrine released by the autonomic nervous system, they also block or lessen sympathetic nerve impulses. ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
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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