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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 prognosis for patients with orthostatic hypotension?

What is the prognosis for patients with orthostatic hypotension?

Not dangerous, but..: This can lead to significant distress and even disability. It's important to remember there is nothing dangerous or life-threatening about this. However, if it happens often, it can cause significant anxiety, and avoidance of certain situations. If routine measures (e.g. Oral hydration) and meds don't work, rehab exercises to retrain the veins and arteries to self-regulate can be very helpful. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for bradycardia (non symptomatic) from a high vagal tone?

What are some treatment options for bradycardia (non symptomatic) from a high vagal tone?

May be best to leave: It may be best to leave it alone, especially if the low heart rate is not causing any symptoms like fainting. Vagotomy (surgically crushing some of the vagus nerve fibers) as well as vagolytic medications (which block the vagus nerve) are available, but why mess with this unless the condition is causing u symptoms? Count ur blessings, most people die from hypertension & fast (too fast) heart rate. ...Read more

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What are treatment options and medication side effects for low testosterone in a young male (25)?

What are treatment options and medication side effects for low testosterone in a young male (25)?

Low T: There are several treatment options for low t in younger men. We do not give testosterone as we can shut off their own system of production. This usually is due to the system decreasing production and not the bodies ability to produce. We find the underlying cause for the low level such as Insulin resistance or low dhea. We can also use HCG injections or Clomid (clomiphene) to stimulate the production. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia?

What are the best treatments for an idiopathic ventricular tachycardia?

Multiple: The ones that come from the base of the heart are sensitive to both calcium channel blockers and blockers. There is a specific variety termed ilvt that is only verapamil sensitive. All are amenable to catheter ablation for cure. ...Read more

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What does a patient do with secondary severe HTN? What prescriptions are used in this situation? Is there an HTN expert? What are they called?

What does a patient do with secondary severe HTN? What prescriptions are used in this situation? Is there an HTN expert? What are they called?

Severe HTN: A cardiologist manages severe hypertension. Usually multiple medications are used together to control severe high blood pressure. There are several different classes of meds: diuretics (water pills), ACE-inhibitors, ARBs, beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, alpha-blockers. The choice of which meds to use depends on several factors: allergies, other diagnoses, side-effects, kidney function... ...Read more

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What are findings for someone who takes a diuretic and a beta blocker for hypertension and is having abdominal surgery?

What are findings for someone who takes a diuretic and a beta blocker for hypertension and is having abdominal surgery?

Review your: Plans and medications in detail with your surgeon & your anesthesiologist. Be sure your primary care physician agrees it is safe for you to have surgery. Important not to stop the beta blocker before surgery & your doctors will want to continue it right after surgery. Want to be sure your potassium level is good before surgery. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for senior people with myeloma?

What is the treatment for senior people with myeloma?

Medication: Define to me- senior people? Treatment will depend on whether the person is a transplant candidate or not. The age cut off would be 70 year old- but also will depend on the overall condition/other medical problems and preference. If not eligible for tansplant-treatment would be combination of 2 or 3 medications ( biological agent, steroids and plus minus chemo ) mainly then +/- maintainanace. ...Read more

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What causes an arrhythmia in an elderly patient?

What causes an arrhythmia in an elderly patient?

Rarely known: The incidence of arrhythmia rises with age. Underlying structural disease can increase the risk and significance. Deficient circulation (ASCVD) can be responsible. Electrolyte imbalance, thyroid XS, stimulant drugs, and various other medications that affect cardiac conduction can contribute. That said, in the majority of people, no cause is discovered. It just happens. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for bradycardia disease?

What are the treatment options for bradycardia disease?

Depends: On how severe and what symptoms are present. Frequently avoiding drugs that slow heart rate is enough. However, sometimes a pacemaker is needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for young people with myeloma?

What is the treatment for young people with myeloma?

Myeloma treatment: Agressive therapy would be recommended in young people with myeloma. Treatment will include several cycles of combination of 3 different medication as induction then followed by stem cell collection for future autologous stem cell transplantation that can be done soon after completion of chemotherapy or later in the future as indicated- plus minus maintanance therapy . Discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, and chronic renal failure?

What are the treatment options for a patient who has hyperphosphatemia, hypercalcemia, and chronic renal failure?

Treatment: I am very surprised that your kidney doctor has not described this to you in detail. Either go back for more education or have your PC to refer you to a different specialist who should help you understand what is happening and what will develop. Hopefully for better! ...Read more

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What are the important triggers for attacks of Afib in paroxysmal type,and is anticoagulant a must if age72with hypertensive male s.creatine 1.5?

What are the important triggers for attacks of Afib in paroxysmal type,and is anticoagulant a must if age72with hypertensive male s.creatine 1.5?

Almost always: You are unlikely to prevent paroxysmal atrial fibrillation by trying to identify "triggers". It's a grave mistake to forego anticoagulation in any atrial fibrillation patient unless they have some other very serious contraindication. The risk of a devastating stroke is much too great. ...Read more

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What is done for teens with neurocardiogenic syncope?

What is done for teens with neurocardiogenic syncope?

Medications: Neurocardiogenic syncope can be treated with medications such a nadolol, Florinef, (fludrocortisone) midodrin. In addition avoiding caffeine, alcohol, drinking plenty of fluids can help. Compression stockings may help as well. Hot environments should be avoided as symptoms can be worsened. ...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


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more