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Whats postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Whats postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Autonomic condition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is a condition that is characterized by an abnormal heart rate rise (>30 beats per minute) with standing. The cause is unknown. Patients may present with dizziness or fainting, but often have non specific symptoms of fatigue and generalized weakness. The treatment is supportive and individualized. There is no specific cure. ...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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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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Does dysautonomia (MSA) always cause dizziness and orthostatic hypotension upon standing?

Does dysautonomia (MSA) always cause dizziness and orthostatic hypotension upon standing?

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

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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 tmjd cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can tmjd cause orthostatic hypotension?

TMJ/orthostatic symp: In my 30 years of treating TMJ patients, I have not seen orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) related problems. ...Read more

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How?Do you treat?Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

How?Do you treat?Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

With difficulty: This is often difficult to treat successfully. First, you need a tilt table test to confirm the diagnosis. If confirmed, volume expansion by eating a high salt diet and drinking plenty of fluids may help. Beta blockers, Fludrocortisone (florinef) and midodrine (proamatine) are used with variable success. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Dehydration effects: Dehydration can certainly cause the symptoms in your question. It depends on how severely dehydrated the person was whether or not the person will have those symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)?

What can cause pots disease (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)?

Unclear: The exact cause of pots is not known. One theory is that it occurs after a viral infection, even one that is very minor. ...Read more

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What is Postural hypotension?

What is Postural hypotension?

BP drop: Your BP (which will normally falls when changing position from recumbent to standing,) drops excessively. ...Read more

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What is postural tachycardia syndrome (dysautonomia)?

What is postural tachycardia syndrome (dysautonomia)?

Rapid heart rate up: Pots (redundant name of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is one type of dysautonomia - a word which describes problems with your autonomic nervous system. This condition causes rapid hr when you are up - sitting but worse standing though your blood pressure is maintained. Other dysautonomias can cause low BP without increase in hr. ...Read more

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Who can diagnose postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Who can diagnose postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Any doc: By measuring your pulse and BP with you supine, abruptly sitting, and standing. Once diagnosis made your doc my need help in Ur management with the aid of a cardiologist. Some meds can cause it, and others may help it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does postural hypotension always relates to low blood pressure?

Does postural hypotension always relates to low blood pressure?

Yes: Postural hypotension means, by definition, that the BP falls when you assume an upright posture. The starting BP isn't necessarily low. For instance, supine BP could be 200/100 and with standing, BP might fall to 160/70: this is also postural hypotension. ...Read more

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Why can levodopa cause orthostatic hypotension?

Hypotension: Because it can decrease the sympathetic outflow and thus decreasing your BP ...Read more

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Can low potassium levels cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can low potassium levels cause orthostatic hypotension?

It's possible.: Low potassium can cause the heart to have various rhythm changes. It's possible that those changes can result in ortho static hypotension. You should atleast get an ECG. ...Read more

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How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) diagnosed?

See syndrome details: Pots is defined as an increase in heart rate on sitting or standing. This is caused my autonomic dysfunction. Please see link below for more information. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What are  symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Fast heart standing: Pots means fast heart beating (tachycardia) when standing (postural) after arising (orthostatic). ...Read more

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