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low blood pressure affectred your lifestyle

Posted Nov 13 2010 3:17am
The consensus definition is a drop of > 20 mm Hg systolic, 10 mm Hg diastolic, or both.

I have low blood pressure caused by side effect of parkinson's medication and insomina drugs.

The medication of requip and Jumax are the one that causes me with low blood pressure

The symptoms are dizziness on standing up and expereince a fall sitting on the floor, faintness, light-headedness, confusion or blurred vision occur within seconds to a few minutes of standing.

The low blood pressure affected my lifestyle and make me changes

Standing up slowly rather than quickly, as the delay can give the blood vessels more time to constrict properly. This can help avoid incidents of syncope (fainting).

Take a deep breath and flex your abdominal muscles while rising to maintain blood and oxygen in the brain.Maintaining a proper fluid intake to prevent the effects of dehydration.

As eating lowers blood pressure, take your food in a larger number of smaller meals. Take extra care when standing after eating.
When orthostatic hypotension is caused by hypovolemia due to medications, the disorder may be reversed by adjusting the dosage or by discontinuing the medication.
When the condition is caused by prolonged bed rest, improvement may occur by sitting up with increasing frequency each day. In some cases, physical counterpressure such as elastic hose (stockings) or whole-body inflatable suits may be required.
Many people who experience orthostatic hypotension are able to recognise the symptoms and quickly adopt a "squat position" to avoid falling during an episode. This is because they are usually unable to co-ordinate a return to sitting in a chair, once the episode has commenced.
Avoiding bodily positions that impede blood flow, such as sitting with knees up to chest or crossing legs.

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this post was last edited by teokimhoe on Nov 11, 2010 01:45AM

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