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When should you talk to your doctor about orthostatic hypotension?

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Feeling dizzy when you stand every once in a while is probably no cause for concern. But if you have the symptoms of orthostatic hypotension often, you should bring it up with your doctor so she can figure out what’s causing it. Before your appointment, keep a record of your symptoms, when they happen, and how long they last.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Orthostatic Hypotension,” “Heart Failure.”

Medscape: “Orthostatic Hypotension Ups Risk of HF by 50%.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Orthostatic Hypotension."

Heart Failure Review : "Heart failure and orthostatic hypotension."

Merck Manual: “Dizziness or Light-Headedness When Standing Up.

American Family Physician: “Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension.”

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?”

Hypertension : “Orthostatic Hypotension as a risk factor for incident heart failure: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 29, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Orthostatic Hypotension,” “Heart Failure.”

Medscape: “Orthostatic Hypotension Ups Risk of HF by 50%.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Orthostatic Hypotension."

Heart Failure Review : "Heart failure and orthostatic hypotension."

Merck Manual: “Dizziness or Light-Headedness When Standing Up.

American Family Physician: “Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension.”

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?”

Hypertension : “Orthostatic Hypotension as a risk factor for incident heart failure: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 29, 2017

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