hypotension

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hypotension

Pathol abnormally low blood pressure

hypotension

[¦hī·pō′ten·chən]
(medicine)
Abnormally low blood pressure, commonly considered to be levels below 100 diastolic and 40 systolic.
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While this sensitivity issue accounts for the lion's share of postprandial hypotensiveness, some people are genetically predisposed to postprandial hypotension.
Larger meals more readily trigger postprandial hypotension.
Shibao explained that because insulin is a known vasodilator, and because high amounts of enteric glucose may be a factor in postprandial hypotension, she reasoned that acarbose (Precose) might have clinical utility for the condition.
Postprandial hypotension is usually found in people who have high blood pressure or disorders such as diabetes or Parkinson's, that affect the brain's control of the autonomic nervous system.
In one of the earliest studies on postprandial hypotension, Sherman, Torres, and Cody (1988) studied postprandial blood pressure changes during hemodialysis.
There are a number of published articles demonstrating that postprandial hypotension is prevalent in elderly nondialysis patients, and this prevalence increases with age.