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What is Orthostatic hypotension?

What is Orthostatic hypotension?

  • Orthostatic hypotension: Sudden low blood pressure when a person stands up or changes posture.
  • 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
  • Orthostatic hypotension: 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)

Orthostatic hypotension: Introduction

Types of Orthostatic hypotension:

Types of Orthostatic hypotension:

Broader types of Orthostatic hypotension:

How serious is Orthostatic hypotension?

Complications of Orthostatic hypotension: see complications of Orthostatic hypotension
Prognosis of 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)

What causes Orthostatic hypotension?

Causes of Orthostatic hypotension: see causes of Orthostatic hypotension

What are the symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension?

Symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension: see symptoms of Orthostatic hypotension

Complications of Orthostatic hypotension: see complications of Orthostatic hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Orthostatic hypotension.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Orthostatic hypotension.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Orthostatic hypotension: Emergency Medical Physician, Geriatric Physician, Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Orthostatic hypotension.
Treatments for Orthostatic hypotension: see treatments for Orthostatic hypotension
Research for Orthostatic hypotension: see research for Orthostatic hypotension

Organs Affected by Orthostatic hypotension:

Organs and body systems related to Orthostatic hypotension include:

Name and Aliases of Orthostatic hypotension

Main name of condition: Orthostatic hypotension

Other names or spellings for Orthostatic hypotension:

postural hypotension

Postural hypotension Source - Diseases Database

Postural hypotension
Source - WordNet 2.1

Idiopathic orthostatic hypotension, PAF, Progressive autonomic failure, Shy-Drager syndrome, PAF, Progressive autonomic failure, Shy-Drager syndrome, Hypotension, orthostatic, Idiopathic orthostatic hypotension
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Orthostatic hypotension: Related Conditions

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