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I have Orthostatic Hypertension, and I am only 18. What are some precautions I should take and some tips that would be useful?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Postural

First an internal medicine specialist or cardiologist would evaluate you to check for causes such as neuropathies, insufficiency of leg veins, any medications you may be taking, anemia,electrolyte imbalance, adrenal insufficiency,etc.
You could try extra salt intake, medication like florinef, (fludrocortisone) elastic stockings. You must avoid standing up too quickly. Sit up at the edge of the bed before standing

In brief: Postural

First an internal medicine specialist or cardiologist would evaluate you to check for causes such as neuropathies, insufficiency of leg veins, any medications you may be taking, anemia,electrolyte imbalance, adrenal insufficiency,etc.
You could try extra salt intake, medication like florinef, (fludrocortisone) elastic stockings. You must avoid standing up too quickly. Sit up at the edge of the bed before standing
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