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

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Dr. Peter Banitt
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Banitt
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