Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Blood Pressure is Low Treatment

The treatment for hypotension depends upon the underlying cause. Treatment for hypotension often includes oral fluids or intravenous fluids, and support stockings. Depending on the underlying cause for the hypotension, a change in medication or medication dosing may be warranted.

Treatment options for hypotension may include:

  • Plenty of liquids
  • Support stockings
  • Adjustment in medication:
    • Discontinuing a medication
    • Reducing the dose of a medication

Treatment for severe low blood pressure may include:

Blood Pressure is Low Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hypotension:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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