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What is Neurally Mediated Hypotension?

There are the various conditions that can lead to low blood pressure as well as high heart rate, but there is one that is frequently diagnosed as the cause when followed by symptoms as intense as the following.

Some of these symptoms include lightheadedness, strong headaches, aching in the muscles, as well as nerve pain, increased sweating, weariness, pain in the chest followed by heart racing, nausea and sometimes even the inability to walk properly.

The condition that is likely to manifest itself with significant decrease in the blood pressure followed by these symptoms is called Neurally Mediated Hypotension. The reason for this is some sort of malfunction in the communication between the heart and the brain. This problem is sometimes related to the amount of blood traveling from the brain to the heart is insufficient, while other times it is the heart that has difficulty receiving it.

Regrettably, Neurally Mediated Hypotension is a condition that is almost without exception followed by some other kind of nervous system disorder. This is because of the fact that when the Autonomic Nervous System is in jeopardy, as a result of the previously mentioned condition, its problems may affect some of the other organs that it is controlling.

However, lines are not always clear between these conditions as many of their symptoms overlap.

Conditions that may result from Neurally Mediated Hypotension

Chronic Orthostatic Intolerance is one of these conditions. Its symptoms include lightheadedness, exhaustion and problems with vision, even blackouts, as well as inability to preserve proper body temperature, frequent hyperventilation, and of course, low blood pressure and high heart rate.

Another condition that may arise is Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Its symptoms are very similar to the ones of the two previously mentioned conditions, from faintness and blurred vision, to weariness, chest pain and severe headaches, to low blood pressure and heart racing. Some other symptoms involve problems with digestion and sleeping. This condition is likely to be discovered through some kind of inflammation or infection as they often take place once Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome attacks the body.

Finally, Neuropathy is another problem that may occur as a result of Neurally Mediated Hypotension. Neuropathy is a term which covers a number of neurological disorders of variable severity. Neuropathy may involve any nerves in the body except those related to the brain and the spinal cord. It is likely to cause problems with the muscles, such as weakness, pain, swelling or itching. Aside from that and the problems with the blood pressure and heart rate, some of the symptoms include problems with the bladder and bowels, inability to breathe properly as well as problems with eyesight.

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