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Severe Decerebrate Posture
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having severe postural hypotension, fatigue, tachycardia and blurred vision. How can I relieve this i feel so bad and can't do a lot?
Hypotension: If your assessment is correct, these symptoms warrant evaluatuon by a physician ...Read more
Can't say: You do not describe any of your symptoms and thus i can not even begin to answer your question. ...Read more
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! ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers