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New Drug Approved for PD Patients with Orthostatic Hypotension by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 Feb 2014 12:45pm This recently in from: Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Northera — the brand name for droxidopa — to treat orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson’s patients. Learn more about the FDA’s decision . This approval after a lengthy review process is a true victory for people with Parkinson’s expe ... Read on »
FDA Approves Northera for Orthostatic Hypotension In Parkinson’s Patients by bibmomma Posted Wed 19 Feb 2014 6:13pm From the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Newsletter: Yesterday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Northera — the brand name for droxidopa — to treat orthostatic hypotension in Parkinson’s patients. This approval after a lengthy review process is a true victory for people with Parkinson’s ... Read on »
orthostatic hypotension by heroteo heroteo Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 6:30am I have been diagnosed as suffering from fluctuations in my blood pressure (BP). I have taken the Upright Tilt Test, and the results confirm that my BP fluctuates depending on the various positions I am in. Due to my upright tilt table test conclusions Asymptomatic through passsive tilting & given S/L GT Postural hypotension 168/81 dropped to ... Read on »
Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm What Is Hypotension? Hypotension (HI-po-TEN-shun) is low blood pressure. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps out blood. Blood pressure is measured as systolic (sis-TOL-ik) and diastolic (di-a-STOL-ik) pressures. Systolic blood pressure is the pressure when the heart beats wh ... Read on »
Hypotension aka Low Blood Pressure by Corry C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Sep 2009 10:23pm 1 Comment We hear so much about high blood pressure, but what about low blood pressure, or Hypotension as it is called in medical terms? The reason for my curiosity is not only prompted by my research on high blood pressure, but also because my blood pressure is usually below the normal 120/80 range. Hypotension occurs when the Systolic and Diastolic ar ... Read on »
Mystery Diagnosis..... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 09 Nov 2008 10:06pm I feel like this is what it's like at our house lately. Yesterday started out with Chloee not feeling well. This is how she spent her day, in the "assumed position" that is common for when she gets her headaches. She stayed like this the majority of the day, although she did get up and go to Wal-mart with me to get some groceries. But it ... Read on »
Orthostatic Intolerance and CFS by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 2:50pm Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) has been cropping up in a lot of conversations lately - on blogson Facebookthrough e-mailsand in online discussions. I realized thatalthough I mention OI a lot hereI've never really written about it in depth or fully explained our own experiencesso here we go... OI is a condition that affects over 90% of people wi ... Read on »
Curing hypotension, one letter at a time by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 10:04pm Low blood pressure and orthostatic hypotension (a massive drop in your blood pressure when you go from sitting to standing) frequently accompany eating disorders, and I am no exception to this. A recent letter my dad received from our health insurance company provided such a fantastic cure that I had to share it here: Step One: Get initial blo ... Read on »
You Can’t Be Serious by Sherri W. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 May 2011 3:51am Posted on May 4th, 2011 by Sherri Woodbridge in When talking about symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, you usually hear the basics when it comes to listing them all.  Recently I ran across a question, posed by a PD patient and answered by an online geriatric nurse that specializes in caring for people with PD.  The que ... Read on »
sixteen years of chronic illness by Jennifer aka Beautiful MInd Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 02 Apr 2010 12:00am The first time I had chest pains, I think I was fourteen years old. I remember that I ended up seeing a pediatric cardiologist, who did some kind of tests (I guess), and then told my mother that although I was definitely feeling real pains, he did not know the cause. My mother got mad, as was her usual reaction to things, and blamed me for suppo ... Read on »