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82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?

82/40 hr 118 I have postural orthostatic tachy. Syndrome. Suppose to start new work tomorrow! BP never this low how can I get this up! ?

Fluid? Training?: The right answer depends on what you are already doing. Make sure you drink enough tonight and tomorrow. Look up "orthostatic training exercises" on the internet. These things don't work for everyone but may help. ...Read more

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The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What does it mean if I have a "severe postural drop and a high pulse"?

What does it mean if I have a "severe postural drop and a high pulse"?

Orthostasis: It is called orthostasis when someone has a significant drop in the blood pressure along with a rise in heart rate. That can be due to dehydration, certain medications, or it can be missed as a condition called vasovagal (although that is usually a low BP and a low pulse instead of a high pulse). ...Read more

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Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?

Deconditioning and POTS the same? Cause vs effect? (Postural Ortho. Tacchy. Syndrome) will slow and careful reconditioning be valid either way?

No POTS and: Deconditioning are NOT the same....the former is a disorder of the nervous system which contracts the peripheral vessels when upright position is assumed thus causing a drop in blood pressure and a corresponding increase in heart rate! A rapid heart rate is however sometimes due to deconditioning and slow careful exercise will help! Exerciseis USEFUL in pattients with POTS but not "curative"!
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What causes postural orthostatic tachycardia syndromes?

POTS: Syndrome of high adrenergic stimulation with standing. ...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 exactly is postural hypotension?

Low bp with standing: Postural hypotension is a drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To help improve that your physician could change the time or type of blood pressure, use compression hoses to help keep the circulation up when you stand or add other medication to maintain blood pressure. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat postural kyphosis?

How do you treat postural kyphosis?

See below: It depends how severe the kyphosis is. If it is not too severe, stretching the muscles on the front of the body including the pectoral muscles and the hip flexor muscles can help. Doing posture retraining in a mirror helps. Occasionally using something called a posture training support which is a type of minimal brace can also be helpful. I have seen many people have results if they are vigilant. ...Read more

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How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

How can you reverse the curve of postural kyphosis?

See below...: Postural kyphosis means you tend to get a "hunch back" type of curve with standing. It is normal up to 50 degrees in the mid back (thoracic spine). It is abnormal in the cervical and lumbar spine. It can be corrected with postural exercises, muscle training, and occasionally needs surgery if it is excessive or progressing. ...Read more

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How can you fight the symptoms of postural kyphosis?

How can you fight the symptoms of postural kyphosis?

Therapy: Find a good physical therapist- either referred from your family md or by friends who may specialize in spine.
They can help you learn over time to try and correct some of your postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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Help for my 12 yr olds postural hypettension dizzy constantly?

Help for my 12 yr olds postural hypettension dizzy constantly?

Postural hypotension: If this is what you mean, that may require multiple specialty evaluation to include a pediatric cardiologist, otolaryngologist, and pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there any possibility for a postural kyphosis to be more than 45 degree?

Is there any possibility for a postural kyphosis to be more than 45 degree?

Sure but unlikely: If the spine ie flexible it may correct with posture. Most postural kyphoses are less than 20 degrees but in the immature spine before marked stiffening has occurerd it is possible. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a chiropractor actually help correct postural distortions?

Can you tell me how a chiropractor actually help correct postural distortions?

Garbage In/ Out: If the brain, much like a computer, gets poor information in, it will make decisions based upon that information. So, if joints aren't moving, and decrease information to the brain (dysafferentation), poor output to the muscles can occur. By performing chiropractic adjustments, using vibration, traction, etc. It provides input into the brain, to change the program, get better posture and function. ...Read more

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Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Can an adult, with postural kyphosis, back return to normal shape? Do posture exercises all the time.

Most likely no.: When it comes to spinal deformities like kyphosis and scoliosis, the spine usually does not return to a "normal" shape with exercise/bracing/chiropractic manipulation. While these treatment methods may help a deformity like kyphosis from getting worse, surgery is typically required in order to correct it. ...Read more

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Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20?

Is there any possible way to correct/straighten the postural kyphosis by exercises after the age of 20?

Depends on cause: If it is pure postural kyphosis with no wedging of any of the spinal (vertebrae) segments, then core strengthening an postural retraining should correct the problem. ...Read more

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I ve bronchiectasis, how long should be the duration of postural drainage ie ; in minutes, and frequency during the day, thanks?

I ve bronchiectasis, how long should be the duration of postural drainage ie ; in minutes, and frequency during the day, thanks?

Thoughts: Several, times a day 10-15 minutes.
Change positions, front, back, side to maximize drainage if all lobes.
Longer if continuing cough and production.
Longer in most productive position.
The goal is effective gravity drainage for lower lung fields. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have the postural kyphosis or the scheuermann's disease? If my degree is 55 and I'm 20 which one do I have?

Kyphosis: X-rays would help to determine if there are schmorl's nodes present or other abnormalities such as wedging of vertebrae. A normal x-ray is compelling for postural kyphosis. ...Read more

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My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as I grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should I get concerned?

My postural kyphosis is around 55-60 degrees. I'm 20. Is it going to get worse as I grow older? Is it bad for my health? Should I get concerned?

That's a lot: The main concern is respiratory as the kyphosis may increase in time. Now u should have pfc's and c if u already have compromise ; how much. U may b worse than u think. C a spine surgeon 4 evaluation, if u start there he/she would most likely get ptc's as part of the work up. ...Read more

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If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis?! 50 or 75 degree? Or less or more?

If a person has postural clean kyphosis then what would be hes/shes maximum curvature of postural kyphosis?! 50 or 75 degree? Or less or more?

Varies: Postural kyphosis refers to an increase beyond the normal kyphosis of the spine related to poor posture, rather than a true structural abnormality. The upper limit of normal for thoracic kyphosis is 45 degrees, and so anything above that would be an increased kyphosis. Thank you. ...Read more

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What's postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What's 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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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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What are the symptoms of postural hypotension?

What are the symptoms of postural hypotension?

Dizziness: Dizziness and lightheartedness sometimes accompanied by an increase in heart rate. ...Read more

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Can extremely tight hamstrings cause postural problems?

Can extremely tight hamstrings cause postural problems?

Absolutely: Men more so than women suffer from tight hamstrings. Low back, hip and knee pain can result from this condition. Shortened stride will also occur. Stretching can usually help along with a well-rounded fitness program. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: postural tremor?

What is the definition or description of: postural tremor?

Essential tremor: A tremor that occurs with arms outstretched is a postural tremor. This often is due to essential tremor, which can be treated if severe enough to warrant medication. Typically these are tremors that have been present chronically, and are considered "benign". Other causes should be evaluated by a neurologist. Any new onset tremors should be evaluated for more worrisome causes. ...Read more

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What do I do for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What do I do for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Exercise: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome symptoms can be helped by staying well hydrated, increase salt and exercise, expecially rowing-type erxecise. Discuss with you doctor about possible medications. ...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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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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How do you cope with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

How do you cope with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Phys therapy helps: This syndrome (aka "p.O.T.S.") can be extremely difficult to treat. You need to look for very specialized centers, with expertise in this disorder. You essentially need to "work out" your autonomic (involuntary) nervous system that controls heart rate and blood vessel tone. Physical therapy exercise can help retrain these nerves, often much more effectively than medications. ...Read more

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What can be done for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

What can be done for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

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

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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 are symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

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

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Can you tell me more about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

POTS: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots, also postural tachycardia syndrome) is a condition of dysautonomia, to be more specific orthostatic intolerance, in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate, called tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and how is it diagnosed/treated?

Increase heart rate: Pots is a common orthostatic syndrome. The heart rate increases higher than expected when there is a change in posture.
The symptoms can include dizziness, weakness, anxiety, tremors and palpitations. The symptoms can be mild or severe. There is a higher incidence in women. The cause is not clear and possibly multifactorial. There are several treatment options. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble managing my postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Any advice?

Cardiology: Cardiology consultation. Echocardiogram, outpatient ambulatory BP monitoring, 24 hour holter monitoring and a full metabolic profile. ...Read more

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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Bp 94/50-120/80. Would fludocortisone bring my BP up? Male 22.

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Bp 94/50-120/80. Would fludocortisone bring my BP up? Male 22.

It may: In pots, your body does not adjust your blood pressure adequately when you stand up (and your heart has to fight gravity to keep blood going to your head). Fludrocortisone helps keep your blood volume higher by making you retain more salt and water, so you are less likely to suffer symptoms from your pots. ...Read more

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The back top of my head feels like it's piercing/flashing pain why? Can postural problems cause this from the spinal cord?

The back top of my head feels like it's piercing/flashing pain why? Can postural problems cause this from the spinal cord?

Neck: There are a variety of upper cervical spine disorders that can result in similar pain. Which one you have or don't have would require a good exam. If the problem is bothersome then have it checked out. ...Read more

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Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. When I stand my BP sometimes drops 10, goes up by 10-25 or doesn't change much. What is this?

Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. When I stand my BP sometimes drops 10, goes up by 10-25 or doesn't change much. What is this?

Normal: It's normal physiology for BP to fall by 10 points on standing initially followed by a rise in diastolic pressure first, then systolic pressure and accompanied by a rise in heart rate by 10 bpm. BP change will vary by hydration state and may be modified by any medications you may be taking. Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and many herbal otc supplements will also affect it. ...Read more