Life with nOH

nOH MAY IMPACT ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING

Patients with neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) may experience symptoms that can make daily tasks a challenge, including cognitive slowing, dizziness, and feeling faint.1-5 A patient may experience these symptoms of nOH at any time during the day, but the morning may be worse due to nocturnal diuresis.1,2,4-6 The unpredictability of symptoms contributes to the vicious cycle of nOH.1,2,4

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A DIAGNOSIS COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE

An nOH diagnosis may provide a path for appropriate symptom management.4 Watch as Jody, a patient with nOH, shares her firsthand account of how nOH symptoms can make activities of daily living a challenge.

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References: 1. Kaufmann H, Norcliffe-Kaufmann L, Palma JA. Droxidopa in neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2015;13(8):875-891. 2. Freeman R. Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension. N Engl J Med. 2008;358(6):615-624. 3. Kaufmann H, Malamut R, Norcliffe-Kaufmann L, et al. The Orthostatic Hypotension Questionnaire (OHQ): validation of a novel symptom assessment scale. Clin Auton Res. 2012;22(2):79-90. 4. Low PA. Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension: pathophysiology and diagnosis. Am J Manag Care. 2015;21(suppl 13):s248-s257. 5. Freeman R, Wieling W, Axelrod FB, et al. Consensus statement on the definition of orthostatic hypotension, neurally mediated syncope and the postural tachycardia syndrome. Clin Auton Res. 2011;21(2):69-72. 6. Low PA, Singer W. Management of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension: an update. Lancet Neurol. 2008;7(5):451-458.