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Orthostatic hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension: Introduction

Orthostatic hypotension: Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden fall in blood pressure that occurs when a person assumes a standing position. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Orthostatic Hypotension Information Page: NINDS) ... more about Orthostatic hypotension.

Orthostatic hypotension: Sudden low blood pressure when a person stands up or changes posture. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Orthostatic hypotension is available below.

Symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension

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Orthostatic hypotension: Complications

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Causes of Orthostatic hypotension

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Orthostatic hypotension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Orthostatic hypotension: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Orthostatic hypotension

Prognosis for Orthostatic hypotension: The prognosis for individuals with orthostatic hypotension depends on the underlying cause of the condition. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Orthostatic Hypotension Information Page: NINDS)

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Clinical Trials for Orthostatic hypotension

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Article Excerpts about Orthostatic hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension is a sudden fall in blood pressure that occurs when a person assumes a standing position. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Orthostatic Hypotension Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Orthostatic hypotension:

Fall in blood pressure associated with dizziness, syncope and blurred vision occurring upon standing or when standing motionless in a fixed position. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Orthostatic hypotension is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Orthostatic hypotension, or a subtype of Orthostatic hypotension, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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