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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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Confirm: Transient proteinuria means intermittent proteinuria, may be associated with fever, acute illness, stress etc. Any proteinuria must be confirmed by repeating tests when the acute stress is resoved. Orthostatic proteinuria means proteinuria in the upright position due to hyperfiltration in the kidney this must be confirmed by measuring urine protein in lying and standing position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?
Orthostatism: Well... Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome has an origin in the autonomic nervous system and is unrelated to anxiety. A general anxiety disorder is not a cause of orthostatic tachycardia.The two entities while unrelated can theoretically coexist in the same individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between orthostatic intolerance and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome? I'm confused when reading about the 2. Thanks.
POTS is chronic: Ortho static intolerance is defined as the development of symptoms which occur when standing and relieved with lying down. This can acutely because of dehydration or abnormalities in heart rate and the central nervous system. POTS syndrome is a type of central nervous system disorder that causes chronic ortho static intolerance. ...Read more
Hypotension: Orthostatic hypotension most commonly volume related -- that means you are not well hydrated -- however there are other causes of postural hypotension that warrant more testing and evaluation -- if the problem is not remedied by simple hydration then you should seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion vs. lighthead: Vertigo is defined as "the sensation of motion in the absence of motion." this will lead to the feeling that either you are moving in some way (spinning is common) or your environment is moving. People with orthostatic hypotension do not typically complain of motion, rather they feel as if they are lightheaded or as if they might faint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Short answer is yes: Pots is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. People with this get a rapid heart rate when they stand up, and have difficulty doing exercise and other activities. Neurocardogenic syncope is the "fancy"name for a classic faint. People who do this may have no other symptoms at many other times, but occasionally with provocation will faint. Very different from pots... ...Read more
Wearing sun glasses: Just kidding! dehydration, certain medications, or an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system (affects blood pressure and pulse), are common causes of orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure on standing). Your doctor can do tests to determine the cause in you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the?Difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?
Motion: It should be clear that dizziness and vertigo are symptoms not diagnoses. Most people come to my clinic complaining of dizziness and it can mean many things: spinning, imbalance, lightheadedness... Dizzy is defined as the feeling of spinning. Vertigo is the subjective feeling if motion such as spinning, waves, etc. It really takes a discussion to interpret what someone is feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypo: Either condition is worrying and you need urgent attention by your doctor or the emergency room. Do not delay! ...Read more
Rectangle/square: When one faints , they become unconscious (not responsive to their surroundings) usually temporarily. When one is unconscious, they may remain so for seconds, minutes or a prolonged period of time. ...Read more
Cardiogenic shock: Shock is a very severe circulatory impairment where the body isn't getting the cardiac output it needs to function. Cardiogenic shock is when the heart is the cause of the shock. CHF is a less severe heart dysfunction characterized by fluid retention in the lungs and sometimes peripheral tissues. Cardiogenic shock can be the end stage of chf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low bp with standing: Postural hypotension is a drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To help improve that your physician could change the time or type of blood pressure, use compression hoses to help keep the circulation up when you stand or add other medication to maintain blood pressure. The treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more
I can't think: of one except hypoventilation may relate to low volume expansion of lungs and bradypnea refers to low rate of respiration,but they are used interchangeably ...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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