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pertaining to an upright standing posture

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Camphor-Crataegus berry extract combination dose-dependently reduces tilt induced fall in blood pressure in orthostatic hypotension.
Orthostatic hypotension occurs more frequently in older people, particularly those who are frail and sick.
Moreover, he says, orthostatic intolerance is often misdiagnosed as a heart problem, migraine, or psychiatric disorder.
They were healthy children without syncope, chest tightness, headache, or other symptoms of orthostatic intolerance, as demonstrated by a normal medical history, physical examination, and laboratory findings.
Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in systolic BP (SBP) of 20 mm Hg and/or in diastolic BP (DBP) of 10 mm Hg within 3 min of standing.
Orthostatic intolerance is a major part of what causes disability in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia.
Orthostatic hemodynamic alterations have been studied in much detail both in normal subjects and in those with autonomic dysfunction with a change in posture from supine to standing.
Complications of autonomic dysfunction include impotence, bladder dysfunction, gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction, and orthostatic hypotension and vasomotor abnormalities.
This can lead to a natriuresis, the excessive urinary excretion of sodium causing symptomatic hyponatremia and orthostatic hypotension (Hamdi et al.
Orthostatic hypotension--a sudden drop in blood pressure that occurs when rising to a standing position--may be tied to a greater risk for dementia, according to a large Dutch study published online Oct.
Both student and practicing nurses must appreciate that orthostatic hypotension is a manifestation of autonomic dysfunction in the patient with Parkinson's disease.
Several small studies have demonstrated differences in orthostatic response, and possibly tolerance, between blacks and whites.
The dose limiting tolerability was orthostatic hypotension at dose levels greater than those anticipated to be effective for treating disease.
BSN medical has collaborated with NASA to develop a specialized gradient compression garment for protection against post-spaceflight orthostatic intolerance--the inability to stand upright without experiencing a rapid heart rate, low blood pressure (hypotension), lightheadedness or feeling faint upon return to Earth's gravity, the company said.