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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

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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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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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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How can I prevent orthostatic hypotension?

Slow Adjustments: Orthostatic hypotension can be prevented by gradually allowing your body to equilibrate in different phases of movement. For example, after laying in bed for prolonged periods of time, blood tends to pool away from the head. Sit up while still in bed, equilibrate for a few moments, and then proceed to stand. This gives your body's vasculature time to constrict and redirect blood appropriately. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

I think it could be: More likely that a person with orthostatic hypotension could develop anxiety in the anticipation of becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can I faint from having orthostatic hypotension?

Can I faint from having orthostatic hypotension?

Yes: Orthostatic hypotension means drop in blood pressure due to postural changes, usually abruptly standing up. When BP drops there is strong possibility you-can faint. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the effects of my orthostatic hypotension?

Get up slowly: see your dr. and make sure your antihypertensive medications are correct, make sure you are well hydrated, and get up slowly. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for patients with orthostatic hypotension?

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 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