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Im scared i am having a heart problem, or hypertension

Patient: Can a 14 year old have postural hypertension?

 

 

Symptoms: Blurry vision while standing, feeling faint while standing, my chest hurts occasionally, im always scared i have a heart problem.

 

 

Doctor: Thanks for consulting ATD. Yes, it is possible at this age also. It is seen conditions like Dehydration, blood loss in a nemia, electorlyte disorders, etc. Positional changes, such as standing up, should be performed slowly and gradually, the head of the bed should be elevated, and prolonged recumbency should be avoided, antihypertensive medications and other medications known to lower blood pressure should be discontinued, if feasible. Consult your physician for further advice.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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