Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Postural Hypotension Prevention

Prevention of orthostatic hypotension includes:

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Dehydration prevention:
  • Learn how to take your own pulse.
  • Learn how to take your blood pressure.
  • Check your blood pressure every day:
    • Keep a blood pressure diary.
  • Rise slowly from a sitting position.

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Postural Hypotension References
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