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My blood pressure drops 20- 30 points when go walk. I'm

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My blood pressure drops 20- 30 points when go for a walk. I'm 67 and just retired this year.
I feel dizzy and stomach is upset when this happens.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.
This is known as orthostatic hypotension.
That means your body is not adjusting well to the standing position.
Usually dehydration and loss of electrolytes like low sodium can cause this commonly.
Also body's nerve system known as autonimic nerves may not be responding well to the position change.
Also if you have adrenal gland insufficiency you can experience low blood pressure like this.
In such cases, it is better to discontinue the blood pressure pill all together after discussing with your doctor till your blood presssure stabilizes.
Increase salt and water intake.
Please put on compression stockings during walking to avoid fall in blood pressure.
Best wishes,
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
COULD this also be caused by a hie tel hernia
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
No that is not likely --hiatal hernia does not affect blood pressure.
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