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Treating Autonomic Dysfunction

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  • Avoid exacerbating factors
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  • Prevent postprandial hypotension (reduced blood pressure after meals):
  • *avoid big meals: eat smaller, more frequent ones;
  • *drink strong tea/coffee before getting out of bed and with meals
  • Avoid supine hypertension (raised blood pressure when lying down):
  • * do not take vasoconstrictive medication after 6pm.
  • * sleep with head of bed elevated