Post exercise postural hypotension is a condition in which a person experiences a sudden drop in blood pressure after physical activity. It is caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain due to changes in the body’s autonomic nervous system.
Post exercise postural hypotension can be diagnosed by taking a medical history and conducting physical exam. The doctor will check the patient’s blood pressure both before and after exercise.
Differential diagnosis includes other conditions that can cause a decrease in blood pressure after exercise such as dehydration, anemia, electrolyte imbalances, and dehydration.
Treatment for post exercise postural hypotension includes adjusting lifestyle habits such as avoiding dehydration, avoiding excessive exercise, and monitoring blood pressure regularly. Medications such as beta blockers, diuretics, and vasodilators may also be prescribed to help control blood pressure.
The prognosis for post exercise postural hypotension is generally good with lifestyle adjustments and medications. It is important to follow up with a doctor regularly to ensure that blood pressure is being monitored and managed properly.