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What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?

What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?

It depends: Treatment depends on the cause. Orthostatic hypotention can be caused by dehydration, medication(s) side effect, blood loss, infection or heart disease to name a few. Once the correct cause is identified, then the proper treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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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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What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

Hydrate: Orthostatic hypotension means a lowering of the blood pressure when standing upright. Assuming a teenager is normal and otherwise healthy, the best way to lessen this issue is to remain well hydrated and stand up more slowly to give the body a chance to accommodate. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for orthostatic hypotension besides standing up slow and drinking plenty of water. I am not having success at all. ?

Depends on cause: Orthostatic hypotension (bp falls when standing up) can be caused by medications, dehydration, or problems with blood pressure regulation. There are many strategies that can be used to alleviate the symptoms, including several types of medications. You should speak to a cardiologist about this. ...Read more

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I've had orthostatic hypotension for at least 5 years now and I'm 16 and didn't know what it was until recently. should I go to my doctor?

I've had orthostatic hypotension for at least 5 years now and I'm 16 and didn't know what it was until recently. should I go to my doctor?

It is a good idea to: have a general doctor at your age but treatment of orthostatic hypotension in the absence of disabling symptoms is primarily through diet (increased salt intake and good hydration) and use of support stockings. Your doctor might reassure you or refer you to an Electrophysiologist with more experience and question answering ability. ...Read more

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What is the difference between postural hypotension and orthostatic hypotension?

Semantics: They mean the same thing. Postural hypotension theoretically could mean any change in posture that induces low blood pressure, but in reality this is only seen when assuming a standing-up position from seated or lying down. Orthostatic hypotension describes the same phenomenon. ...Read more

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How to treat orthostatic hypotension in 16 year old female?

Please clarify: That's like asking, "How do I not ruin casseroles?" It's only the beginning, not the end. How orthostatic? How hypotensive? Need frequency, duration, precipitating circumstances and numbers: Blood pressures, heart rates, etc. You can't possibly expect a 10-word post with no information to elicit a useful answer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have orthostatic hypotension even though I run cross-country?

Is it possible for me to have orthostatic hypotension even though I run cross-country?

Orthostatic: Running cross country and having orthostatic hypotension do not have to any intimate relationship as the hypotension may be related to an overactive vaso vagal reflex. ...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


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