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Orthostatic Hypotension

Orthostatic Hypotension Causes

Orthostatic Hypotension may be caused by dehydration which may result from excessive drinking and vomiting; adminstration of medicines especially those dieuretic pills; heart problems, nervous system disorder and diabetes.

Orthostatic Hypotension Definition

Orthostatic hypotension otherwise known as the postural hypotension is a type of low blood pressure which usually occurs after a prolong lying or sitting down.

Orthostatic Hypotension Diagnosis

Diagnosis includes blood pressure monitoring, blood tests, Electrocardiogram or ECG, Echocardiogram, stress tests, ambulatory blood pressure and ECG Recording tests, and Tilt table tests.

Orthostatic Hypotension Symptoms and Signs

Its symptoms includes occurrence of lightheadedness, dizziness when standing up after a long sit or lying down. It also includes having blurred vision, weakness, syncope, confusion, headache, and nausea.

Orthostatic Hypotension Treatment

Treatment includes administration of medications like fludrocortisone to boost blood volume; lifestyle changes and compression stockings to relieve the legs from pain and swelling.

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