This is one of the main causes of falls in PD which leads to hospitalization and broken bones frequently hip fractures which are very hard to rehabilitate …Pd patients especially women are higher risk of osteoporosis so any minor fall can result in severe injury! Stand up SLOWLY!!
“Everybody’s always asking me about my blood pressure. They did an interview once where they hooked me up to a blood pressure machine and they rile me. I’d yell and scream and then it would go back to normal in few minutes. Everything else probably rotting inside – but my BLOOD PRESSURE is spectacular.” Lewis Black
Today, I thought I would visit the topic which causes much distress and casualties in many people suffering from Parkinson’s disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes known as low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension. Especially important is the fact that after more than 10years, there is finally a new drug approved in the states by the FDA for neurogenic orthostatic hypotension [OH] (abnormal low blood pressure with standing). [This is of significance because February is “Go Red“month to promote cerebrovascular and cardiovascular-heart and brain health- and having too low of a…
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