Luciano et al reported risk factors for postprandial hypotension. The authors are from Bayside Medical Center and Tufts University.


Risk factors for postprandial hypotension:

(1) taking 4 or more medications (polypharmacy)

(2) therapy with diuretics (possibly due to dehydration)

(3) a meal rich in carbohydrates

(4) a hot meal

(5) breakfast

(6) diabetes mellitus

(7) autonomic dysfunction

(8) Parkinson's disease

(9) hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease

(10) Fragile X mutation

(11) hypertension (probably because of the drugs used to treat)


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