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What are treatments to aid postural hypotension?

What are treatments to aid postural hypotension?

Depends on cause: This can be due to meds, nervous system disease, heart disease, dehydration, aging, or other. Treatment for each of these can be different. Postural hypotension occuring after eating can be avoided by eating small meals low in carbohydrates. For all causes, stand up slowly rather than quickly to allow the body to adjust. Fludrocortisone can be used in some cases. Please check with your doctor. ...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 are treatments for hypotension?

What are treatments for hypotension?

Depends on cause: In surgical practice the 2 most common causes of hypotension are fluid/volume depletion (e.g. Dehydration) and acute blood loss. These can be treated by the administration of intravenous fluids and blood transfusions respectively. ...Read more

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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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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for postural hypotension?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for postural hypotension?

Since postural hypot: Since postural hypotension has several potential causes, it is important to make sure that a thorough medical evaluation is accomplished first before an appropriate treatment can be formulated. For some the solution may be the addition of an appropriate medication, in other situations it is a medication or medications that could actually be contributing to this problem. ...Read more

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What are the effective treatments or exercises for vertigo?

What are the effective treatments or exercises for vertigo?

Medications: There are medications for vertigo that effective in controlling vertigo. An exercise called apley's maneuver is also effective in some persons. ...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 treatment or medications can be used to treat Orthostatic instability in Chromic fatigue syndrome patients??

What treatment or medications can be used to treat Orthostatic instability in Chromic fatigue syndrome patients??

Orthostasis: If you mean orthostatic hypotension, the 2 most common drugs used are florinef (fludrocortisone) and midrodrine. If one has chronic fatigue and orthostatic hypotension, better work them up for a peripheral neuropathy. or cortisol deficiency. ...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 are some exercises to cure hearing-loss?

What are some exercises to cure hearing-loss?

No such thing: If you have hearing loss, seek out assistance of otolaryngologist and clarify causation, as at your age, there may be reversibility, such as ear wax blocking external auditory canal. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to take care of a chronic migraine condition?

What are some natural ways to take care of a chronic migraine condition?

Alternative : More often you do need to add preventive medications. If not, then biofeedback, relaxation techniques are good way. Riboflavin or magnesium can also be used. Neck exercises will often be a good add on. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to relieve an ear ache?

What are some treatments to relieve an ear ache?

Proper diagnosis: An ear ache is not necessarily arising from the ear structures. If your hearing has not changed as a result of the ache and there is no drainage, the single most common cause of an ear ache (otalgia) in the absence of ear disease, is pain arising from the dental apparatus. Tmd, masticatory muscle spasm or true dental disease are entities that need to be ruled out. Heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. ...Read more

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What herbs are good to treat bradycardia?

What herbs are good to treat bradycardia?

Bradycardia: If not symptomatic doesn't need to be treated. If symptomatic don't think i'd trust an herbal preparation with no rigorous data to support it. ...Read more

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What are some treatments you can suggest to cure urticaria aka hives?

What are some treatments you can suggest to cure urticaria aka hives?

Cure, hmmm: Wish there was an easy answer for hives. They have a mind of their own and don't follow a religion. Your best bet is to consult an allergist to help you determine possible triggers, but if you have chronic hives, this is going to be a tough call. Work is in progress in several studies to unlock the mystery of chronic hives. Some allergists have dedicated their careers in the study of urticaria... ...Read more

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What are some drugs that cause hypotension after surgery?

Several: Any of the drugs that are used to treat hypertension can cause hypotension. Diuretics for instance cause an increase in urine flow and can lead to hypotension. But more importantly, if a patient has a low blood pressure following surgery, one should consider that the patient may be bleeding. Also some medicines used to control pain or anxiety could lead to hypotension. ...Read more

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What types of treatment are available to help with back problems due to hypermobility?

What types of treatment are available to help with back problems due to hypermobility?

Core strengthening : General conditioning including stretches, cardiovascular exercises and core strengthening are what is needed with an emphasis on core workouts such as pilates, planks, gymnics ball workouts, basu etc. ...Read more

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