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Orthostatic hypotension is what?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Lower BP and high HR

When BP drops and heart rate goes up with assuming the standing or upright posture it's called postural hypotension.

In brief: Lower BP and high HR

When BP drops and heart rate goes up with assuming the standing or upright posture it's called postural hypotension.
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