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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

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


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How common is it for somebody to get postural hypotension?

How common is it for somebody to get postural hypotension?

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

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Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get postural hypotension off and on?

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

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What happens if you have postural hypotension what are ways to stop feeling dizzy?

What happens if you have postural hypotension what are ways to stop feeling dizzy?

Move slowly: Get up very slowly, always giving yourself time (at least 1-2 minutes) to equilibrate. Wear tight fitting support hose. Eat a lot of salt. Drink lots of fluid. If you're still dizzy when you're lying down, you don't have postural hypotension. Reconsider the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could a 19 yr old have orthostatic (postural) hypotension?

Could a 19 yr old have orthostatic (postural) hypotension?

Yes: More common in younger patients. Get evaluated if you have symptoms or are concerned. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for postural hypotension, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for postural hypotension, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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 more

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45 minutes tilt test what would be the difference in results between pots and postural hypotension ?

Heart rate: In pots there may a drop in BP upon standing but the bigger issue is a fast hr. In neurally mediated syncope (orthostasis ) there is a drop in BP that is associated with either no change in hr (vasodepresor), or a cardioinhibitory response where hr slws. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Postural Hypotension (Definition)

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


Dr. Mohamad Ali
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Low Blood Pressure On Standing (Definition)

I think you are referring to orthostatic hypotension. it is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mm Hg when a person ...Read more