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What Are Treatment Options For Orthostatic Hypotension In An Elderly Male
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
Male 22. When i stand my sys blood pressure drops by 22 then a few seconds later is back to normal. Is it orthostatic hypotension?
Normal Heart: That is normal and of no concern. ...Read more
Orthostatic hypotension. I put table salt in a pint of water a few times a day and drink it. Can i overdose and die from the salt? Male 22.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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