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Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotention (nOH)

Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) is a common PD symptom referring to drops in blood pressure when changing positions, especially when standing up. Non-pharmacological changes can be very effective. These include increasing fluid intake, increasing salt and caffeine intake, wearing compression stockings or an abdominal binder, and raising the head of the bed during sleep. Medications can also improve nOH in people with Parkinson's. Possible side effects include high blood pressure when lying down.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this Parkinson Association of Alabama Resource Center is for awareness and educational purposes only about Parkinson's medication. The PAA does not endorse any specific brand or type of medication. All discussions about medication should be between you, your care partner, and your medical teams.


Davis Phinney Foundation. Parkinson's Treatments and Therapies. Chapter 7 - Medication. Page 122. Every Victory Counts. Manual. Sixth Edition, 2021.

Parkinson's Foundation. Medications. A Treatment Guide to Parkinson's Disease. "Brochure."

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