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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Orthostatic hypotension

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Orthostatic hypotension includes:

Other underlying conditions related to Orthostatic hypotension:

Source: Diseases Database

Orthostatic hypotension as a complication:

Other conditions that might have Orthostatic hypotension as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Orthostatic hypotension as a complication includes:

Orthostatic hypotension as a symptom:

Conditions listing Orthostatic hypotension as a symptom may also be potential underlying conditions.

For a more detailed analysis of Orthostatic hypotension as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Orthostatic hypotension.

Discussion of underlying conditions of Orthostatic hypotension:

It may be caused by hypovolemia (a decreased amount of blood in the body), resulting from the excessive use of diuretics, vasodilators, or other types of drugs, dehydration, or prolonged bed rest. The disorder may be associated with Addison's disease, atherosclerosis (build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries), diabetes, and certain neurological disorders including Shy-Drager syndrome and other dysautonomias. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Orthostatic Hypotension Information Page: NINDS)

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Orthostatic hypotension, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Orthostatic hypotension. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Orthostatic hypotension. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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