What Is POTS??

What Is POTS??

Friday, August 12, 2016

Symptoms of Orthostatic Hypotension

  • Lightheadedness
  • Syncope
  • Diminished Concentration
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Dyspnea
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Palpitations
  • Tremulousness
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Nocturia

Common Things Found In Orthostatic Hypotension

  • It is the most common cause of recurring syncope
  • It is more common in women, young people, and people with low-normal to low BP.
  • Common following infection
  • Family members are also often affected with the condition
  • Findings from physical and lab tests are frequently normal
  • Hypotension or low BP goes undetected unless orthostatic stress is prolonged
  • Fatigue lasts for hours after syncope

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