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Nursing Diagnosis For Orthostatic Hypotension
Need details: It's possible to have both conditions seperately, but they could are more commonly related or part of the same condition. It's likely best to spend some time having a heart rhythm specialist, go over your testing and results, and explaining it to you. A good history and physical examination is also helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Male 22, post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, sometimes BP is 101/60 hr 56 at rest, is this safe? See profile for tests done for pots.
HR not dangerous: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is characterized by tachycardia, elevated heart rate, on standing with decrease in blood flow to the brain. A low heart rate is not part of this diagnosis. Some pts have associated vaso-depressor syndrome which can cause a low BP and sometimes a low heart rate (cardio-inhibitory). Your hr is not in a dangerous range unless symptoms present. ...Read more
Not dangerous, but..: This can lead to significant distress and even disability. It's important to remember there is nothing dangerous or life-threatening about this. However, if it happens often, it can cause significant anxiety, and avoidance of certain situations. If routine measures (e.g. Oral hydration) and meds don't work, rehab exercises to retrain the veins and arteries to self-regulate can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: First, one should undergo several basic tests, including a careful recording of ones history, check of ones blood pressure sitting and standing, blood tests to look for identifiable medical causes of the syndrome and a search for commonly associated medical conditions. Treatment can begin with a mild tilt of ones bed to keep the head of the bed 6 inches higher than the foot; increase oral fluids. ...Read more
Not if well controld: Sorry for the misspelling up top Laura but I only had 20 letters to use so I had to make an EXECUTIVE decision to violate one of my rule on always making sure my paper had NO spelling mistakes before turning it in to my teacher! LOL. If a person with TRUE MSA were well controlled (how's that?) with fluids, compression stockings, appropriate meds, etc. then, folks can stand without being dizzy. ...Read more
See a specialist: You need to be very closely monitored by a high-risk obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist. They will need to coordinate your care very carefully with your cardiologist/endocrinologist and good communication of these team members is essential. You will need frequent visits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autonomic testing done showed mild orthostatic hypotension. NS put me on lowdiuretics for IIH & my orthostatic hypotension gets worse. Is it the meds?
Diuretics for low BP: This does not make good physiological sense. Diuretics may worsen POTS. Please ask nurse why? No sure what you mean by iIH. ...Read more
I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Bp 120/70 position changes it goes to 138/75. Prescribed midodrine should stop jumps?
Male 22 have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Resting hr 50. Need midodrine but hr will go lower. Pacemaker?
No pacemaker: Drink lots of fluids, increase salt intake (do both at once with gatoraide. Considering your age hang in there it may decrease in a few years especially if it started with your growth spurt. I doubt your resting hr is an issue. Carefully starting an excercize program may also help, i suggest starting with an indoor recumbent exercycle proamatine is a good choice, beta blockers or ssris may help. ...Read more
Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Can be an effective long term treatment ...See how it works...If ineffective an ep might be useful. ...Read more
Yes: Unless there is another underlying cause, this condition usually resolves itself over time? ...Read more
What is the?Difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?
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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