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Postural hypotension

Postural hypotension: Introduction

Postural hypotension: The occurrence of hypotension which occurs on transfer from lying to standing. See detailed information below for a list of 33 causes of Postural hypotension, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Postural hypotension:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Postural hypotension. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Postural hypotension

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Causes of Types of Postural hypotension:

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Postural hypotension: Symptom Checker

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Postural hypotension Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Postural hypotension may include:

  • Treatment of a fainting episode:
  • Treatments to avoid episodes:
    • Elevation of bed head
    • Frequent small meals
  • more treatments...»

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Postural hypotension: Animations

Medications or substances causing Postural hypotension:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Postural hypotension as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Postural hypotension:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Postural hypotension as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Metoprolol and prazosin interaction
  • Lopressor and prazosin interaction
  • Toprol-XL and prazosin interaction
  • Levatol and prazosin interaction
  • Amitriptyline (Elavil) and Duloxetine (Cymbalta) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Postural hypotension: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Postural hypotension may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Postural hypotension

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Postural hypotension: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Postural hypotension

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes more »

Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss, there are varying degrees of severity. It is altogether more »

Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder. Some of the conditions which may be causes of chest pain, more »

Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations and rapid heartbeat. In rare cases, this undiagnosed condition can be fatal. It should be considered for any unexplained heart more »

Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed, leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed. People become concerned that a condition is a heart attack, whereas there are various less more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply be too small more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to a diagnostic reading of high more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in more »

Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis is even more likely in children. Some of the symptoms of hypertension that can be overlooked include more »

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Postural hypotension: Related Rare Diseases

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Postural hypotension: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Postural hypotension listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Postural hypotension as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Postural hypotension

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

Definitions of Postural 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)

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

Detailed list of causes of Postural hypotension

The list below shows some of the causes of Postural hypotension mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Postural hypotension?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Postural hypotension. Of the 33 causes of Postural hypotension that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 30 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Postural hypotension:

The following list of conditions have 'Postural hypotension' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Postural hypotension Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Postural hypotension based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Postural hypotension:

    Orthostatic hypotension
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Postural hypotension:

    Medical Conditions associated with Postural hypotension:

    Low blood pressure (575 causes), Posture symptoms (96 causes), Blood pressure symptoms (716 causes), Circulatory system symptoms (1579 causes), Heart symptoms (2927 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Cardiovascular symptoms (3192 causes), Blood vessel symptoms (480 causes)

    Symptoms related to Postural hypotension:

    Low blood pressure (575 causes), Blood pressure symptoms (716 causes), Acetophenazine, Acute intermittent porphyria, Autonomic neuropathy (20 causes), Dopamine beta-hydroxylase deficiency (2 causes), Guanadrel, Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 3, Pramipexole, Prazosin, Tabes dorsalis, Tamsulosin, Zero gravity

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