Orthostatic hypotension

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What is orthostatic hypotension?

Orthostatic hypotension, also called postural hypotension, is a form of low blood pressure that happens when standing up from a sitting or lying down position. Orthostatic hypotension can cause dizziness or lightheadedness, and may result in fainting.

Common symptoms reported by people with orthostatic hypotension

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for orthostatic hypotension

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
79
Tried for
orthostatic hypotension (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
61
Tried for
orthostatic hypotension (5)

Data from patients with orthostatic hypotension, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with orthostatic hypotension

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(ProAmatine)
Perceived effectiveness
for orthostatic hypotension (9 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue abdominal pain 6 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
orthostatic hypotension (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Florinef)
Perceived effectiveness
for orthostatic hypotension (1 evaluation)
Side effects
urinary retention
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
orthostatic hypotension (5)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with orthostatic hypotension, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has orthostatic hypotension on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 51 say orthostatic hypotension is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 26
30s 61
40s 53
50s 64
60s 59
70+ 50
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 46
20-29 years 26
30-39 years 20
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 20
70+ years 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 87
Female 224

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 165
Not Diagnosed 24

These charts show data from orthostatic hypotension patients who have completed their condition history
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