Orthostatic Intolerance

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This leaflet explains all you need to know about orthostatic intolerance and how it can be managed. It is a symptom that affects most people with M.E. to some degree and many doctors would regard it as a key diagnostic feature.

Description

“Orthostatic intolerance is the medical term for problems and symptoms that can occur when people stand up, or try to remain in a standing position for more than a short period of time.

“This is something that affects most people with M.E. to some degree and many doctors would regard it as a key diagnostic feature. For some people, orthostatic intolerance becomes a very disabling part of having this illness.”

Topics discussed in this leaflet include:

  • What is orthostatic intolerance?
  • Common exacerbating factors
  • Symptoms
  • Orthostatic or postural hypotension and urinary syncope
  • The cause of orthostatic symptoms
  • What can a doctor do?
  • Treatments and management options
  • What to do if you feel faint or dizzy
  • Orthostatic research

The ME Association telephone helpline – ME Connect – is available every day of the year, during the hours of 10am-12noon, 2pm-4pm and 7pm-9pm. Please phone: 0344 576 5326 if you have any questions or would simply like to talk to someone who is there to listen.

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ME CONNECT HELPLINE

0344 576 5326

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