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What are treatment options for orthostatic hypotension in an elderly male?
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: It depends
The cause has to be deciphered prior to treatment.
Dehydration is treated by hydration and avoiding diuretics. Medication induced can be adressed by stopping the medicine. Mineralocorticoids can be used as well as modifying with caution for subsets of patients.

In brief: It depends
The cause has to be deciphered prior to treatment.
Dehydration is treated by hydration and avoiding diuretics. Medication induced can be adressed by stopping the medicine. Mineralocorticoids can be used as well as modifying with caution for subsets of patients.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Various options
Medications such as midodrine or Fludrocortisone may be utilized.
They require special care in patients with hypertension. Support stocking, kown as ted hose may be worn when out of bed. Patients should be cautious with positional changes.

In brief: Various options
Medications such as midodrine or Fludrocortisone may be utilized.
They require special care in patients with hypertension. Support stocking, kown as ted hose may be worn when out of bed. Patients should be cautious with positional changes.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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