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What Are The Risks Associated With Getting Postural Hypotension In The Eye
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
That depends: Almost anyone can get a drop in blood pressure when standing up suddenly if he or she is dehydrated at the time (for example, if it's a warm day and you've forgotten to take in enough fluids) or has had alcohol or a medication that opens up blood vessels (some blood pressure meds). Less frequently, it can be caused by an abnormal response by your nervous system to the change in posture. ...Read more
No: Most likely not hereditry or contagious.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doubt it: Orthostasis has multiple causes. I could not find a specific genetic component. If you know what's causing yours may be there is some genetic or hereditary trait like in diabetes autonomic neuropathy, may be in lewy body dementia, or shy drager syndrome. Most orthostasis occurs in elderly and pts with anihypertensives or antidepressants. ...Read more
Yes: More common in younger patients. Get evaluated if you have symptoms or are concerned. ...Read more
Both: Some times neurologists that specialize in autonomic disorders or dysautonomia can help where your primary care doctor cannot, but usually your regular doctor can point you in the right direction. Treatments range from the simple (avoiding standing quickly) to prescription medications, and depend on your personal history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
45 minutes tilt test what would be the difference in results between pots and postural hypotension ?
I am a 48 year old female with hypotension and postural hypotension.
Are there any precautions I should take when having sex with my husband?
Bp: You are on medications which can lower blood pressure. During the active period of sex there should be minimal chance of problem, afterwards there could be blood pressure drop so would not be upright with legs dependent for perhaps ten minutes afterward just to play it safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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