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Zoloft Orthostatic Hypotension
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 more
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
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 more
You shouldn't be concerned about yourself, but should be concerned about your friend. For moltre information refer to the following article:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1154266-overview. ...Read more
Yes: Protien and Albumin levels are markers of nutrition. If these are low pts are diagnosed with protien calorie malnutrition.Prtiens help hold the fliuds in the blood vessesls. When these are low the fliud escapes in to the tissues and cause orthostatic symtoms. Even tho the pt may be swollen the intra-vascular volume is low and water pills mays make things worse. ...Read more
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How long does it take to build blood volume for someone with hypovolemia (related to orthostatic hypotension)?
Really fast: In an otherwise normal person, it is instantaneous if using IV fluids, and it is really fast if using oral fluids. Of course, the question is why is this happening? The REASON why there is hypovolemia can make a big difference in what to do about it, and how successful the treatments are. ...Read more
Will orthostatic hypotension make me more likely to faint in general and what would cause it in a healthy 20 yr old woman?
Yes; lots of reasons: You need a good workup. London is famous for its superb neurologists. You should be able to be able to get worked up there. Usually a tilt-table exam is the definitive exam. ...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
I have been doing good on my meds. I started amitriptyline recently and now I have orthostatic hypotension. Can amitriptyline be the cause?
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
I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension about 6 years ago. Lately I've been experiencing more often dizziness, headaches, and vision going black.
I tend to have orthostatic hypotension pretty frequent even though I'm still younger. Is this one of those go discuss with doctor in person questions?
Orthostasis: Yes. See your doctor to determine how severe your condition is and what medicate needed if any ...Read more
Low BP with position:
Your blood pressure supposes to go up a bit from laying to sitting to standing up to provide adequate pressure to get blood to your brain. With orthostatic hypotension, your BP actually may drop when you stand up. Causing dizziness/fainting etc....Keep well hydrated, up/down slowly...Avoid alcohol, sleep meds etc.
If persistent, consult doc...
Good luck. ...Read more
Orthostatic hypotens: Pain in shoulders is not usually a symptom of orthostatic conditions unless you fall and injure the shoulder. ...Read more
Slow Adjustments: Orthostatic hypotension can be prevented by gradually allowing your body to equilibrate in different phases of movement. For example, after laying in bed for prolonged periods of time, blood tends to pool away from the head. Sit up while still in bed, equilibrate for a few moments, and then proceed to stand. This gives your body's vasculature time to constrict and redirect blood appropriately. ...Read more
Get up slowly: See your dr. And make sure your antihypertensive medications are correct, make sure you are well hydrated, and get up slowly. ...Read more
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
Well: Many doctors are trained and capable to begin a work-up for this. Many times it just takes medication management, however if conservative measures and work-ups have not solved the problem a cardiology visit should help you get solutions. Not all syncope is heart or vessel related however and other specialists such as neurology may need to be included. ...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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