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In general, this kind of hypotension occurs if there is a problem of the natural mechanism of the body to counteract low BP. It may occur with the following conditions;
- NSD (nervous system disorders such as amyloidosis and Parkinson’s disease).
- Heart problems (such as heart valve disorder, heart failure, heart attack, and bradycardia (low heart rate disorder)). These may affect the performance of your heart in pumping adequate blood to meet the body needs.
- Diabetes. This glucose metabolism disorder can cause the nerves damage, including nerves for maintaining blood pressure.
How about risk factors? According to NYU Langone medical center, your risk increases with the following risk factors:
- Your age! If you are now over 65, you are greater risk of developing more episodes of this kind of hypotension.
- Having certain health conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and heart problems – as noted before!
- Certain medicines, such as some for treating hypertension and Parkinson’s disease.
- Pregnancy. While it can be potential to cause secondary hypertension, sometimes it may also cause postural hypotension.
- Prolonged bed rest. If you stay in your bed due to illness for a long time, you’re likely to have postural hypotension while standing up from your bed.