orthostatic hypotension

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Related to Postural hypertension: postural hypotension, vertigo
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Noun1.orthostatic hypotension - low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up
hypotension - abnormally low blood pressure
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Elderly patients are very sensitive to certain drugs; hence one should be careful of postural hypertension.
If you suffer from postural hypertension you should see your doctor who will check your blood pressure while you lie down and stand up.
In addition to risk factors, specific precursors to strokes include prolonged hypertension, cardiac arrythmia, rheumatic heart disease, cardiac enlargement, high serum triglycerides, obesity, physical inactivity, gout, postural hypertension and heredity.