Do I have orthostatic hypotension?

Answer hi Emma. your dizzy spells when standing up sound far too infrequent to be orthostatic hypotension. even if you did have it the advice is to stand up slowly and to hold onto something stable if you... Read More »

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Has anyone heard of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome?

POTS is defined as a minimum 30 bpm acceleration of heart rate from the supine to the standing position within 10 minutes or less, with a peak heart rate reaching at least 120 bpm. Some patients h... Read More »

I have Orthostatic Hypo tension. I am having it for like a year now. Do I need to worry?

My first question is are you drinking enough water? You should be having about half your body weight in ounces daily. This means if your weight is 160lb half of that is 80 so that means 80 ounces o... Read More »

Please help POTS: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome?

Yes, they can. POTS itself does not actually have any effect on blood pressure. People with POTS often have orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure when standing. However, some people wit... Read More »

What is hypertension also known as?

Hypertension is more commonly referred to as high blood pressure, which is defined as having a consistently elevated blood pressure with a systolic pressure of 140 and a diastolic pressure over 90.... Read More »