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Orthostatic Hypotension: Test Your Knowledge Quiz

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1. What is the primary physiological change occurring in orthostatic hypotension?

2. Which part of the autonomic nervous system is primarily responsible for reacting to a sudden drop in blood pressure?

3. What is the minimum systolic blood pressure drop used to diagnose orthostatic hypotension?

4. Which of the following is NOT a common cause of orthostatic hypotension?

5. How can increased salt intake benefit some individuals with orthostatic hypotension?

6. Orthostatic hypotension can lead to which of the following if not appropriately managed?

7. In managing orthostatic hypotension, why is it recommended to rise slowly from a seated or lying position?

8. Which medication class is commonly used to treat orthostatic hypotension by increasing blood volume?

9. What role does the hormone aldosterone play in the context of orthostatic hypotension?

10. Which lifestyle modification is NOT usually recommended for managing orthostatic hypotension?