Orthostatic hypotension

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-118
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican family physician
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice


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