Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (nOH) Is Associated With Other Autonomic Disorders

The connection to nOH doesn’t end with Parkinson’s disease, multiple system atrophy (MSA), and pure autonomic failure (PAF). It’s related to a range of autonomic disorders, including dopamine beta-hydroxylase deficiency (DBH).

Jody,

lives with Parkinson’s disease and nOH

DBH

Dopamine beta-hydroxylase deficiencyDopamine beta-hydroxylase deficiency
A very rare congenital disease that affects the autonomic nervous system, resulting in an inability to make norepinephrine
is a very rare disease that affects the autonomic nervous system. Nearly all patients with DBH will have severe orthostatic hypotension (OH) by their early adult years. DBH appears to be present at birth, but it is not typically diagnosed until late childhood when OH becomes more severe.

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