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Posture (Overview)

Posture is the position of your body, or your arms and legs.


Posture (Overview)

Posture is the position of your body, or your arms and legs.


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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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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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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"! Dr Z ...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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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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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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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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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