Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension

A significant drop in blood pressure when standing up from a seated or lying position is known asorthostatic or postural hypotension. This can occur acutely with severe dehydration or blood loss, which is usually overt. Chronic orthostatic hypotension becomes relatively common with aging and the presence of frailty, but it can present insidiously and atypically. Undiagnosed or poorly treated orthostatic hypotension can contribute significantly to debility and mobility problems. The following cases illustrate how patient function can be adversely affected when orthostatic hypotension is not properly detected and treated. Click here for the full case report >>

Other cases on Orthostatic Hypotension at Clinical Geriatrics include:

Phenylephrine Therapy to Treat Refractory Orthostatic Hypotension in a Patient with Parkinson’s Disease.


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