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I think I'm having hypotension ( low blood pressure and descreased heart rate) for about a week now. yesterday I almost blacked out at work. Additionally I'm having a lot of cough, stiff neck, headache etc that the doctor says are symptoms of this. He gave me some vitamins and asked me to rest. What should I do ( eat, excercise) etc to recover as quick as possible?
Hypotension is the opposite of hypertension, actually.

Well, he could have given you sugar pills to make you feel better mentally because that is all they are good for. As for vitamins...well, it never hurts to have a few extras if you are physically active.

As for "hypertension"...no one "thinks" they have it...! You either have it or you don't. As you have been examined by a doctor already and he prescribed vitamins and rest then it is obvious you don't have hypertension as those are not the prescribed medications for it.

I truly doubt a doctor to say these are symtoms of hypertension as they certainly are not. These symptoms can be for several other problems, most certainly, and be caused by excessive masturbation as a minimal consideration or by a bursa on the brain as a more considerable and dangerous condition.

Your "almost blacking out" may be no more than dizziness and this can be caused by simply an incorrect movement of the head and neck or rising from a low position too quickly.

If indeed, you have really seen a doctor then I suggest you see a different one

Meanwhile, it's good that you remain aware of changes about yourself but there is no need to worry or panic when realizing change. If change appears drastic and constant then yes, see a doctor for proper understanding.  (+ info)

What are ways to aid postural hypotension?

I have postural hypotension but my doctor didn't tell me much since he wants to do some more tests (echocardiogram et 48 hour holter monitor) What some things I can do to help my dizzy spells and syncope? Can anyone give me some causes of this condition?

i did some research for you.. hope it helps.
there may be nothing wrong specifically with your heart however drops in blood pressure may affect it ...hope you feel better  (+ info)

I have orthostatic hypotension and I'm looking for ways to ease the symptoms. Any Ideas?

I had a stroke last fall that has left me with orthostatic hypotension. I want to get back to daily activities but this is holding me back. My doctors are trying to help me, but this is not their area of expertise. Does anyone know of medicines or other treatments that may ease the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension?

Are you on meds that are making this happen? Anti depressants, heart or Blood pressure meds?
The main symptom of this is getting dizzy and even passing out when you stand up.
Wearing ted hose or Jobst stockings will help.
Adding salt to your diet or drinking drinks like Gatorade, if your ankles start to swell us a little less salt.
Get up slowly...Sit on edge of bed for about 5 mins before standing......
Get a B/P cuff to monitor it yourself......See where you are at with it....
These are all things we go at my work for people.....  (+ info)

Affect of orthostatic hypotension on labor and delivery?

Anyone with orthostatic hypotension, or any other types of dysautonomia, who's gone through labor, did you have any symptoms that were exacerbated by the condition? Increase in fatigue, fainting, nausea?
I would also like to specifically know about people who had natural births. My first delivery was in a hospital and I believe the combination of an IV and discouragement from getting out the bed during labor kept my symptoms to a minimum. This time I am planning to deliver in a birth center so I will be walking around and, unless necessary, won't have an IV.

It's unlikely that orthostatic hypotension will interfere with your labor and delivery as long as, like Ian says, you make sure you rise slowly from a sitting or squatting position and have people there to support you if you feel a little woozy.

While orthostatic hypotension is related to changes in body position, it's probably a good idea for you to focus on being really well hydrated before and during labor. Dehydration is a very common cause of regular low blood pressure, and you don't want to risk that on top of orthostatic hypotenstion.  (+ info)

What should I do about my orthostatic hypotension?

For years, I've gotten lightheadedness, darkened vision, and occasionally other things when I've gotten up from laying down or sitting. I Googled it and found out I have orthostatic hypotension.

When I get these symptoms, I still breathe and function normally. I even got a bad bout of it today while I was talking to my family, and no one noticed anything.

I'm 14, so should I tell my parents about this? Is it dangerous?

Whoa dude-get to your family doctor ASAP=dangerous for sure-what if you are on your bike in traffic? Or working with machinery?  (+ info)

what's the difference between the symptoms of vertigo and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension?

what's the difference between the symptoms of vertigo and symptoms of orthostatic hypotension?

vertigo is dizziness but is also a sign of orthostatic hypotension, which can be alleviated by rising slowly in the morning from lying to sitting on the side of the bed then getting up. Of course orthostatic hypotension usually occurs in the morning as vertigo can happen at any time.  (+ info)

Do people with congestive heart failure have hypertension or hypotension?

I know that hypertension can cause congestive heart failure. However, once a person has congestive heart failure, do they have hypotension or hypertension?

My husband contends hypotension, but I think hypertension. Who's right?

CHF has more than one cause, so the answer is "both".

For example a patient with CHF from a weak heart (from multiple heart attacks) tends to have a low BP. Some other conditions cause CHF with normal or high BP.  (+ info)

How can I manage symptoms of low blood pressure (hypotension)?

I am really struggling managing symptoms for something that is supposed to be really good! Any help would be greatly appreciated....

In addition to postural hypotension (which can be managed by sitting/lying down) I also get dizzy and lightheaded, my skin gets clammy and I feel nauseous. I am also tired all the time, despite eating greens, jogging every other day, sleeping the requisite 8 hours and drinking plenty of water.

What's going on???

It's not exactly "really good", and it's even worse when it's hot, or if you live in a hot place, or if you workout too hard, etc.

(I have that too...)

I manage it, drinking lots of water and soda (I have hypoglicemia also). And by eating olives or licking pure salt.

I always carry salt with me, you can put it under your tongue, 'cause thare are lots of vases there and its absorved very fast by your body.
I usually feel ok in a few minutes after that.

xxx.  (+ info)

Are there any cures for orthostatic hypotension?

Im not talkin about medicines you have to take every day to help you temporarily..also can orthostatic hypotension trigger when you get hot? i have it and i want to know if there is anything i can do? i try to increase my salt intake but it doesnt seem to help at all.
please help!

Please see the web pages for more details on Orthostatic hypotension.  (+ info)

Is Orthostatic Hypotension related to panic attacks?

I have really bad Orthostatic Hypotension. I know about all the dizziness stuff. But can it contribute to having a panic attack?
Okay. Let me elaborte why I think it does. I started to get really shakey and light headed. I though I was about to have a dizzy spell. A fight broke out with my friends and I was sitting right beside it. I FREAKED out and had a panic attack. Usally I would laugh or jump in.

It should not trigger or contribute to a panic attack in any physical sense. If you morbidly fixated or dwelling on this as a problem, in that sense it may contribute as an emotional trigger.  (+ info)

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