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How does the doctor check for low blood pressure?

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The doctor will look at your medical history, age, specific symptoms, and the conditions under which the symptoms occurred. He or she will do a physical exam and may repeatedly check your blood pressure and pulse rate -- after you've been lying down for a few minutes, right after you stand up, and within a few minutes after you stand quietly.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Mosby, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Mosby, 2012. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. 2004. Neurology

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on February 20, 2017

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