Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension

  • William Davison
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (PSLI)

Abstract

A critical component of the aging process is the inability to maintain homeostasis. Orthostatic (postural) hypotension (OH) is a good example of homeostatic failure which may be due to aging or to disease but is not infrequently predominantly iatrogenic. It is a serious disorder with potentially catastrophic complications including falls, fractures, infarction of brain and heart, immobility and increasing dependency. Orthostatic, hypotension is not a single nosological entity and the clinical classification, pathology, biochemistry and treatment remain a challenge.1

Keywords

Neuropathy Alkaloid Levodopa Propranolol Indomethacin 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • William Davison
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultant Physician in Geriatric MedicineAddenbrooke’s HospitalCambridgeUK

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