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Doctor insights on: Severe Decerebrate Posture

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Dr. Mary Callahan Dr. Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
25 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does decorticate & decerebrate posturing during hypoglycemia followed by coma mean that a person has brain damage?

Does decorticate & decerebrate posturing during hypoglycemia followed by coma mean that a person has brain damage?

Posturing: It is definitely concerning to have this posturing. The ability to recover would relate to the amount of time the patient was hypoglycemic. ...Read more

Posture (Definition)

Posture is the position of your body, or ...Read more


Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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

Dr. Nicholas Martin Dr. Martin
Family Medicine
45 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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I think there might be a genetic link. My (maternal) aunt and I both have pretty severe postural hypotension (fainting occasionally).?

I think there might be a genetic link. My  (maternal) aunt and I both have pretty severe postural hypotension (fainting occasionally).?

You are correct: A genetic defect resulting in low aldosterone could be found in genetically related people. Low aldosterone results in low sodium, and low sodium results in low volume, and low volume results in low blood pressure. Standing will result in less than needed blood pressure to keep the brain alert. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan Dr. Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
30 years in practice
King Saud University College of Medicine
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Dr. David Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Pain Management
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Do I have postural or thermostatic hypo tension or is it something else?

Can't say: You do not describe any of your symptoms and thus i can not even begin to answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Neish Dr. Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology
34 years in practice
Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota
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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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Dr. William Culviner Dr. Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

Dr. William Scott Dr. Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
35 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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. Catherine Willner Dr. Willner
Neurology
31 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Chintan Sampat Dr. Sampat
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
14 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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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

Dr. Lali Sekhon Dr. Sekhon
Neurosurgery
28 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Howard Rubin Dr. Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
43 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Dr. Brian Kelly Dr. Kelly
Neurology
28 years in practice
University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital
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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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Dr. Peter Karpawich Dr. Karpawich
Pediatrics - Cardiology
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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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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Dr. David Geffner Dr. Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
50 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Geraldine Darroca Dr. Darroca
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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I'm having trouble managing my postural Orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Any advice?

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