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Orthostatic hypotension is what?

Orthostatic hypotension is what?

Low BP with position: Your blood pressure supposes to go up a bit from laying to sitting to standing up to provide adequate pressure to get blood to your brain..With orthostatic hypotension, your BP actually may drop when you stand up..Causing dizziness/fainting etc....Keep well hydrated, up/down slowly...Avoid alcohol, sleep meds etc.. If persistent, consult doc... Good luck. ...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 can cause orthostatic hypotension?

What can cause orthostatic hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What is causing my orthostatic hypotension?

What is causing my orthostatic hypotension?

Wearing sun glasses: Just kidding! dehydration, certain medications, or an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (affects blood pressure and pulse), are common causes of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure on standing). Your doctor can do tests to determine the cause in you. ...Read more

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What can I do about my orthostatic hypotension?

What can I do about my orthostatic hypotension?

Stand Slowly: If you have orthostatic hypotension it can be caused by decreased blood volume or an inability of the nervous system to compensate for blood pressure changes upon standing. I would recommend making sure to drink enough fluids and when you are lying down for a long period of time, make sure to sit up and stand slowly. This slow change in position will help give your body time to adjust. ...Read more

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What can my orthostatic hypotension be caused by?

What can my orthostatic hypotension be caused by?

Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is orthostatic hypotension?

BP fall: When you stand up, your BP falls. This is normal, but when it's excessive, it may cause transient dizziness. There are many causes of oh which you can discover if you google it. ...Read more

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What is the significance of orthostatic hypotension?

Hypotension: Orthostatic hypotension most commonly volume related -- that means you are not well hydrated -- however there are other causes of postural hypotension that warrant more testing and evaluation -- if the problem is not remedied by simple hydration then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Does orthostatic hypotension cause a 'low flow' tia?

It can: It can if it is low enough or if there is already some cerebrovascular disease. ...Read more

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Is there a difference bet. orthostatic hypotension and hypotension?

Is there a difference bet. orthostatic hypotension and hypotension?

Yes: orthostatic hypotension is change in blood pressure due to change in position. A low blood pressure may occur when you stand up. Hypotension is low blood pressure at all times, regardless of position ...Read more

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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