Preventing and treating orthostatic hypotension: As easy as A, B, C

Juan J. Figueroa, Jeffrey R. Basford, Phillip A. Low

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Orthostatic hypotension is a chronic, debilitating illness that is difficult to treat. The therapeutic goal is to improve postural symptoms, standing time, and function rather than to achieve upright normotension, which can lead to supine hypertension. Drug therapy alone is never adequate. Because orthostatic stress varies with circumstances during the day, a patient-oriented approach that emphasizes education and nonpharmacologic strategies is critical. We provide easy-to-remember management recommendations, using a combination of drug and nondrug treatments that have proven efficacious.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-306
Number of pages9
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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