Blood Pressure Drops When Standing
My grandmother continually complains about how she feels dizzy when she stands. The doctors have discovered that her blood pressure drops considerably when she stands, even if it's slowly. But they don't know why. She was in the hospital a few weeks ago because her speech started slurring and they think she had a ministroke. They checked to see if she had a blood clot behind her heart, and that came out negative. She's on plenty of pills, and the doctor's trying to find a combination that will make her feel better. She seems to get all the side effects of all the medications. She's scheduled for a trip to a neurologist, but it may take a while for her to get there because they're running behind due to the snow we just had. So I'm wondering if anyone knows what this might be...her kidneys are functioning fine, although one is smaller than the other. Other than this drop of blood pressure, the doctors can't find anything else wrong with her. They're at a loss for answers, and so are we. What could it be, she says it comes and goes every few minutes to the point where she has to just lay down.