My daughter has orthostatic hypotension, her case is sever.she has tried several drugs whats the best way to raise her blood pressure?
Asked by Donn Mastella 1 year ago.
Gloria - The treatment for orthostatic hypotension depends on the underlying cause. Your daughter's doctor should try to address the underlying health problem — dehydration or heart failure, for example — rather than the low blood pressure itself. For mild orthostatic hypotension, one of the simplest treatments is to sit or lie down immediately after feeling lightheaded upon standing. Symptoms of orthostatic hypotension usually disappear. When low blood pressure is caused by medications, treatment usually involves changing the dose of the medication or stopping it entirely. The doctor may suggest several lifestyle changes, including drinking enough fluids, such as water; drinking little to no alcohol; avoiding walking during hot weather; elevating the head of the bed; and standing up slowly. The doctor may also suggest exercise programs to strengthen the leg muscles. If your daughter also has high blood pressure, the doctor might suggest increasing the amount of salt in her diet. If her blood pressure drops after eating, the doctor may recommend small, low-carbohydrate meals. •Compression stockings. Compression stockings and garments or abdominal binders may help reduce the pooling of blood in the legs and reduce the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension. •Medications. Several medications, either used alone or together, can be used to treat orthostatic hypotension. For example, the drug fludrocortisone is often used to help increase the amount of fluid in the blood, which raises blood pressure. Doctors often use the drug midodrine (ProAmatine) to raise standing blood pressure levels. It works by limiting the ability of the blood vessels to expand, which in turn raises blood pressure. Droxidopa (Northera) may be prescribed to treat orthostatic hypotension associated with Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy or pure autonomic failure. Other medications, such as pyridostigmine (Regonol, Mestinon), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), caffeine and epoetin (Epogen, Procrit), are sometimes used, too, either alone or with other medications for people who aren't helped with lifestyle changes or other medications a doctor Answered by Henriette Hansing 1 year ago.
Lot's of salt and no exercise for a month should do the trick. Answered by Walter Farish 1 year ago.
Dave:I dont know why the thumb went down? anyway yes she eats an incredable amount of salt and even takes fludrocortisone. still not enough but thanks that would work for most Answered by Toshiko Hier 1 year ago.