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Sudden fall of the blood pressure of at least 20/10 mm Hg when a person stands up
Symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension
The following features are indicative of Orthostatic hypotension:
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Common Causes of Orthostatic hypotension
The following are the most common causes of Orthostatic hypotension:
Risk Factors for Orthostatic hypotension
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Orthostatic hypotension:
certain medications such as diuretics, alpha blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and nitrates, etc
certain diseases related to heart, nervous system disorders, neuropathy, etc
Prevention of Orthostatic hypotension
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Orthostatic hypotension.
Occurrence of Orthostatic hypotension
Common Age Group
Orthostatic hypotension can occur at any age.
Orthostatic hypotension can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Orthostatic hypotension
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Orthostatic hypotension:
Blood pressure test: To monitor blood pressure while standing or sitting
Blood test: To test for hypoglycemia or anemia
ECG (Electrocardiogram): To detect irregularities in heart rhythm
Tilt table test: To evaluate changes in body position
Complications of Orthostatic hypotension if untreated
Yes, Orthostatic hypotension causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Orthostatic hypotension is left untreated:
Self-care for Orthostatic hypotension
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Orthostatic hypotension:
Drink more fluids: To remain hydrated
Avoid alcohol consumption: To prevent from dehydration
avoid standing for long period
Elevate head in bed: To help in fight with the effects of gravity
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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