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my wife, aged 86, arose from her nap with dizziness

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2013

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Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019 in General Health
Question: my wife, aged 86, arose from her nap with dizziness and sweating. She is prone to low blood pressure.
Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably orthostatic hypotension, more details are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

There are many medical conditions that can cause the symptoms of your wife.

It can be an orthostatic hypotension.

It is a form of low blood pressure that happens when you stand up from sitting or lying down.

More details are needed to help me through the diagnosis.

Have these symptoms happened before?

Does your wife suffer from any other medical conditions and is she taking any medication?

Has she lost weight recently?

Does she eat a healthy diet and does she drink enough liquids?

Meanwhile, I recommend her to increase salt in the diet and drink liquids.

I also recommend her to us vitamin B12 supplements.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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