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

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

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

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

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

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

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