Orthostatic hypotension is a potentially debilitating condition in the elderly. It may be associated with aging, drug therapy or underlying disease. Pathophysiologic mechanisms can be classified as vasovagal, sympathicotonic and asympathicotonic (autonomic nervous system disease). Only a detailed history will uncover the disorder in some patients. When conservative measures fail, fludrocortisone is a generally helpful drug that induces volume expansion.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American family physician|
|State||Published - 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice