Why Diabetes Patients Get Orthostatic Hypotension?

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Orthostatic Hypotension means low blood pressure when rising from a reclining position. The common symptoms are dizziness, lightheadedness, generalized weakness, leg buckling, nausea, blurry vision, fatigue, and headaches. Symptoms can vary greatly among different people. Some feel subtle symptoms while some feel strong dizziness or even blackout. Patients with diabetes have a higher risk of orthostatic hypotension. It's because diabetes patients may develop peripheral neuropathy that can affect nerves of the autonomic nervous system, and as a result. Patients with poorly-controlled diabetes have the potential of becoming dehydrated. Both are the causes to orthostatic hypotension.