RICHARD H. YOUNG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The term orthostatic, or postural, hypotension has been applied to a condition characterized by a marked fall in the systolic and diastolic blood pressures when the patient changes from the recumbent to an erect posture. The salient features, besides the orthostatic hypotension, in order of frequency, are: 1. Weakness; 2. Anhidrosis, or hypohidrosis; 3. Increased distress in summer; 4. Greater urinary frequency at night; 5. Variation in pulse rate with change in posture; 6. Loss of libido and potentia; 7. Orthostatic syncope with loss of consciousness; 8. Low basal metabolic rate, — 10 or lower; 9. Blood urea of 40
YOUNG RH. ASSOCIATION OF POSTURAL HYPOTENSION WITH SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DYSFUNCTION; CASE REPORT, WITH REVIEW OF NEUROLOGIC FEATURES ASSOCIATED WITH POSTURAL HYPOTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:910–916. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-910
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):910-916.
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