Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Low Blood Pressure with Standing Treatment

The treatment for orthostatic hypotension depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for orthostatic hypotension often includes oral fluids, increasing sodium in the diet, and support stockings. Other treatments include oral corticosteroids and medications that support blood pressure. An adjustment in the dose of a medication may relieve symptoms of orthostatic hypotension.

Treatment options for orthostatic hypotension include:

Treatment for severe orthostatic hypotension may include:

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Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat orthostatic hypotension:

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Last Updated: Nov 4, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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