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What is the definition of Orthostatic Hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotension is a drop in blood pressure that occurs when moving from a laying down (supine) position to a standing (upright) position. The word "orthostasis" means to stand up, so the condition is defined as low blood pressure (hypotension) that occurs upon standing.

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What are the causes of Orthostatic Hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotension has two forms that result from two main causes.

How prevalent is Orthostatic Hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotension is a common condition that affects about 6 percent of the population. This condition is especially common in older adults, affecting at least 10 to 30 percent of people in this group.

Is Orthostatic Hypotension an inherited disorder?

Orthostatic hypotension is a complex condition and is usually not inherited. However, having a close relative with orthostatic hypotension likely increases a person's risk of developing the condition.

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Differential Diagnosis Between Parkinson's Disease and Multiple System Atrophy Using Digital Speech Analysis

Summary: Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a relentlessly progressing rare neurodegenerative disease of unknown etiology. In early stages of the disease, PD and MSA symptoms are very similar, particularly MSA-P where Parkinsonism predominates. The differential diagnosis between MSA-P and PD can be very challenging in early disease...

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Multiple System Atrophy Multidisciplinary Clinic

Summary: This is a prospective cohort study to examine the disease burden of multiple system atrophy and the impact of multidisciplinary care on quality of life and caregiver burden. Data will be collected through valid rating scales completed by patients and caregivers at home or in the MSA clinic.

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Published Date: March 01, 2019Published By: National Institutes of Health

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A Structured Benefit-Risk Assessment to Evaluate a Combination of Olanzapine and Samidorphan for the Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar I Disorder.
Implanted System for Orthostatic Hypotension in Multiple-System Atrophy.
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