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What is causing my orthostatic hypotension?

What is causing my 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

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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Could you explain what is orthostatic hypotension?

BP fall: When you stand up, your BP falls. This is normal, but when it's excessive, it may cause transient dizziness. There are many causes of oh which you can discover if you google it. ...Read more

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What is the significance of orthostatic hypotension?

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

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I have orthostatic hypotension. Is there a way for me to ease the symptoms?

I have orthostatic hypotension. Is there a way for me to ease the symptoms?

Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the following wiki for more details:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/orthostatic_hypotension. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my friend has orthostatic hypotension, what causes this?

Should I be concerned if my friend has orthostatic hypotension, what causes this?

Orthostatic hypotens: 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

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Can malnutrition cause orthostatic hypotension?

Can malnutrition cause orthostatic hypotension?

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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What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

What is the best treatment for orthostatic hypotension in a teenager?

Hydrate: Orthostatic hypotension means a lowering of the blood pressure when standing upright. Assuming a teenager is normal and otherwise healthy, the best way to lessen this issue is to remain well hydrated and stand up more slowly to give the body a chance to accommodate. ...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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How long does it take to build blood volume for someone with hypovolemia (related to orthostatic hypotension)?

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

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Will orthostatic hypotension make me more likely to faint in general and what would cause it in a healthy 20 yr old woman?

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

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I have been doing good on my meds. I started amitriptyline recently and now I have orthostatic hypotension. Can amitriptyline be the cause?

YEs: Jt is possible since this medication can cause otthostatic hypotension. If that is the case the dosage can be adjusted or the medication can be changed to another antidepressant that usually doesn't have that side effect. ...Read more

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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

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I was diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension about 6 years ago. Lately I've been experiencing more often dizziness, headaches, and vision going black.

Needs evaluation.: You deserve to have a careful cardiovascular exam, including a check of your blood pressure sitting and standing and, perhaps, a tilt-table test. Treatment is readily available but requires documentation of what's wrong. ...Read more

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Orthostatic hypotension is what?

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

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What can cause orthostatic hypotension?

What can cause orthostatic hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotens: Lots of causes from dehydration, dysautonomia, poor venous tone, poor cardiac function thru others, need to work with your doctor to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Is there a difference bet. Orthostatic hypotension and hypotension?

Yes: Orthostatic hypotension is change in blood pressure due to change in position. A low blood pressure may occur when you stand up. Hypotension is low blood pressure at all times, regardless of position ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension? Is pain on shoulders one of them?

What are the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension? Is pain on shoulders one of them?

Orthostatic hypotens: Pain in shoulders is not usually a symptom of orthostatic conditions unless you fall and injure the shoulder. ...Read more

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Can tmjd cause orthostatic hypotension?

TMJ/orthostatic symp: In my 30 years of treating TMJ patients, I have not seen orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure) related problems. ...Read more

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How can I prevent orthostatic hypotension?

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

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Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

Could anxiety cause orthostatic hypotension?

I think it could be: More likely that a person with orthostatic hypotension could develop anxiety in the anticipation of becoming symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can I faint from having orthostatic hypotension?

Yes: Orthostatic hypotension means drop in blood pressure due to postural changes, usually abruptly standing up. When BP drops there is strong possibility you-can faint. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the effects of my orthostatic hypotension?

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

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What is the prognosis for patients with orthostatic hypotension?

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

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Who specialises in treating the patients suffering from orthostatic hypotension and syncope?

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

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