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My wife suffers dizziness upon standing than a few minutes

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my wife suffers dizziness upon standing for more than a few minutes which only subsides upon reclining. Her blood pressure drops. She appears to have other symptoms too that suggest postural tachycardia. Is this possible and if so what treatments are available?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

It is possible.

It is called autonomic dysfunction.

She needs a tile table test. Usually done by a cardiologist.

There are several drug treatments.

First she needs a diagnosis.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for the prompt response. If the diagnosis confirms she does have this condition what is the likely prognosis and treatment options?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.
good prognosis, it is not life threatening.A beta blocker, midrodrine, for flucortisone, depending on findings. please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent (5)—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, just use reply and come back. I am herehttp://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-thomas/
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

thanks

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