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Related to postural hypotension: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

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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The most specific adverse reaction was retrograde ejaculation found in silodosin group and dizziness or postural hypotension found in tamsulosin group.
The majority of patients progressively developed falls (64%), postural instability (100%), non-levodopa responsive freezing of gait (64%), dysphagia (86%), urinary incontinence (57%), severe postural hypotension (36%) and dementia (43%) during the course of follow-up,"the authors wrote.
Constipation, ankle edema, and postural hypotension may be problematic.
14), reported the following finding among their 49 diabetic patients with symptomatic autonomic neuropathy, postural hypotension in 67%, diarrhea in 49%, gustatory sweating in 37%, bladder paresis in 6%, gastroparesis in 4% and cardiorespiratory arrest in 4%.
Pay special attention if you are taking a medication for high blood pressure, as these can cause ortho-static or postural hypotension (a sudden drop in blood pressure, commonly called a "head rush").
Was there pain or fear, was the child standing or sitting for a long period suggesting postural hypotension.
Other conditions such as autonomic neuropathy (diabetics), and many medications can also produce postural hypotension.
Malan et al (7) remarked that preoperative postural hypotension, probably related to the anti[[alpha].
Postural hypotension is a common form of temporary low blood pressure resulting from a change in the position of the body.
Further, one in every four respondents said that they have heard of the terms that indicate specific types of hypertension such as masked hypertension, white coat hypertension and postural hypotension.