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Separate postural/orthostatic hypotension and tachycardia problems, or just one cause for both?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Not the same

In postural or orthostatic hypotension, BP drops significantly when upright (because among other things, blood pooling).
A mechanism the body uses to correct this low BP is to increase the heart rate in an effort to mobilize that pooled blood and increase BP (hydration may help). Abnormal tachycardias are due to electrical abnormalities in your heart and may need to be treated. See your doctor.

In brief: Not the same

In postural or orthostatic hypotension, BP drops significantly when upright (because among other things, blood pooling).
A mechanism the body uses to correct this low BP is to increase the heart rate in an effort to mobilize that pooled blood and increase BP (hydration may help). Abnormal tachycardias are due to electrical abnormalities in your heart and may need to be treated. See your doctor.
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 1 cause

This combination most likely represents pots, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a form of dysautonomia.
The cause remains controversial. There are many potential treatments.

In brief: 1 cause

This combination most likely represents pots, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, a form of dysautonomia.
The cause remains controversial. There are many potential treatments.
Dr. Ryan Cooley
Dr. Ryan Cooley
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