Survey Sheds Light on the Effects of Orthostatic Hypotension in Parkinson’s Patients

Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH), a sudden drop in blood pressure when changing positions, can significantly affect Parkinson’s disease patients’ function and quality of life.

A recent survey highlights the need for improved awareness and education on the effects and burden of this condition, which affects one in every five Parkinson’s patients.

The survey was developed by Lundbeck in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and three specialized neurologists from Vanderbilt University, the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Harvard Medical School.

The results of the survey were reported in the study “Characterization of the symptoms of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension and their impact from a survey of patients and caregivers,” published in BMC Neurology.

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