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Orthostatic hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a significant drop in the blood pressure when standing up rapidly. What are the causes? Aging – the elderly is prone to orthostatic hypotension Hypovolemia and dehydration due to bleeding, diarrhea, elevated blood sugar level, vomiting and certain medications such as thiazide and loop diuretics. Pregnancy Dehydration Immobility Heart conditions […]