Orthostatic Disorders of Blood Pressure Control: Prevalence and Diagnosis
Unfortunately, there is no scientific basis for an accurate estimate of the prevalence of any of the disorders described in this chapter. Orthostatic hypotension due to autonomic insufficiency is a rare disorder, except in two groups of individuals: the elderly, in whom autonomic insufficiency is often associated with other CNS derangements, such as parkinsonism, and long-term diabetic patients, whose neuropathy usually involves somatic as well as autonomic nerves and is accompanied by other degenerative complications of diabetes mellitus.
KeywordsOrthostatic Hypotension Plasma Renin Activity Autonomic Failure Plasma Aldosterone Concentration Plasma Norepinephrine Concentration
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