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Why Does Blood Pressure Drop When You Stand Up
Blood pressure: usually falls a LITTLE bit with standing, but it can be considered normal if it rises as well. The key to both is....how much? When you stand up, an automatic/autonomic response is triggered that causes the blood vessels to constrict so that you continue to get enough blood circulating when challenged by gravity. However, if drops or rises more than 10-15 mmHg, you need cardiac eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Here are some reason: During excercise the muscles increase demand for blood and therefore the arterial system is dilated for increased blood flow. Additionally excercise in general increases the compliance of the vessels and as a result diastolic blood pressure is decreased. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your blood pressure is normal when you resting, what makes your blood pressure when you stand up drop real low and you become very disorientatated and dizzy?
What : What you are describing is called orthostatic hypotension. I've attached a website below that give lots of helpful, in-depth information on orthostatic hypotension. Dehydration is the most common cause for this symptom, though heart problems or neurological problems can cause it, too. ...Read more
My blood pressure drops 85/50 when I sit down but goes up to normal when standing. dizzy and lightheaded. what could cause this? Normal pulse.
B Blockers: If you are on Atenolol - a Beta blocker for your heart. Consider if you had these symptoms before starting a B Blocker for your heart. This could be related to the medication. You should follow up with the prescriber that gives prescribes this medication to you and repeat your concerns. The prescriber can evaluate you and consider alternative treatment options vs testing vs referral. ...Read more
By how much?: Well that's not typical but probably not harmful either. Be glad it doesnt drop too much when you stand up, which can be disabling and is affecting a number of people who post on healthtap. ...Read more
Can enalapril cause orthostatic tachycardia? When I stand up my blood pressure drops(not hypotension)and heart rate goes up. Normal when laying down.
Yes, has been descri: Orthostatic tachycardia (or postural tachycardia) has been described with enalapril. It may be due to an interaction with other medications (most commonly antidepressants and sedatives), however, & not enalapril per se. Talk to whoever prescribed the enalapril, and go over ALL of your symptoms & medications. Hopefully, you both can get to the cause & find optimum treatment. Best Wishes & Thank Yo ...Read more
Depends: What med(s) are you on? Are you at maximum dose of each? How high is the blood pressure? Are you overweight? Are you diabetic? Docs have a number of different BP meds that work by different mechanisms; so they can change meds, increase doses, add another med. Exercise & eat healthful meals to attain proper weight & relieve stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
yes: Try this little experiment: measure your bp. Now stick your hands in a vat of ice water and hold them there for 10 minutes. Now check your BP again. Voila! (this is called the "cold-pressor" reaction). (aside: it works if you stick your face in the water too!). ...Read more
Concerning: The heart needs to work a bit harder upon standing to deliver blood to the brain. If this causes chest pain related to oxygen demand in heart muscle, then heart attack could be looming. If the pain quickly improves, then call to discuss with your doctor (today). If the pain persists, or this is happening with more frequency, you need to go to the ER. Good luck! ...Read more
When i stand up and check my blood
pressure it go up and caused me to loss
balance but when i seat down and check my blood pressure it ok?
What does it mean if I have low BP when sitting and when i stand up it drops more can it cause the shakes nausea hot flashes pelvic pressure headaches?
Yes ObGyn: Yes and you may have pelvic congestion syndrome -- abnormal venous return in your pelvis. I recommend obgyn and vascular consult. ...Read more
Will a full blood test show if I have low blood pressure when standing? When i stand floor feels like it moves under me. Dr didn't check BP standing.
Blood test will not.: I agree that you should have BP taken lying down, sitting, and standing. A blood test is for other things, such as serum sodium. It all depends on the symptoms. ...Read more
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