Low Blood Pressure – Hypotension

Low Blood Pressure – Hypotension

Low blood pressure causes light-headedness or dizziness, particularly when getting up from a seated/lying position and also when standing for prolonged periods. Patients who suffer with this problem can have faints (and even fits in some instances) due to very low blood pressure.

It is very important that such patients are investigated appropriately to rule out reversible causes of hypotension. Thereafter management requires medical expertise and takes a two pronged approach:

Mel Lobo discusses his paper published in The Lancet, showing beneficial effects of a new approach and opening the part for personalisation of therapy according to the phenotype of the patient.

  • Non-pharmacological measures such as physical counter-manoeuvres and compression stockings
  • Drug therapy of postural hypotension (which Prof. Lobo is specialised in)

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