FAQ - intracranial hypotension
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What is the best care plan for someone recovering from an intracranial bleed?

the person has had two intracranial bleeds not caused by cva, tia, or aneurysym. they have hypertension, are bed ridden, and already have skin breakdown

lower the BP. elevate the head at least 30 degrees. consistent bed-turning schedule to relieve sacral ulcers...apply antibiotics and wash with daikin's solution of course.
lower the temperature to 35-36 degress  (+ 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)

Does intracranial pressure die down after awhile, or do they have to operate?

Does intracranial pressure die down after awhile, or do they have to operate?
It does not appear to be getting any worse or better after three weeks. Aged 55. Result of a head injury. England 2007 NHS.

generally they can give some medications but they may need to put in burr holes
it depends on what the pressure is resulting from-
if it is blood within there then they can evacuate it sometimes but other times they cant- sometimes it just has to resolve on its own (much like a bruise)  (+ info)

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