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What are common causes of naturally occurring postural hypotension?

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Common causes of naturally occurring postural hypotension include:

�Dehydration and electrolyte loss, which may result from diarrhea, vomiting, excessive blood loss during menstruation, or other conditions

�Age-associated decline in blood pressure regulation, which may be made worse by certain health conditions or medications

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012 Mosby, 2012.

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Hypotension?"

Libby, P and Bonow, R. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saunders, 2007.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Low Blood Pressure."

Ferri, F. Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2012 Mosby, 2012.

FDA: "Midodrine Update: February 8, 2012."

Thaisetthawatkul P. Neurology 2004.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "What Is Hypotension?"

Libby, P and Bonow, R. Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saunders, 2007.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 3, 2019

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