Parkinson’s Disease and Dizziness When Standing Could Be a Sign of Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension (nOH)

Parkinson’s disease, which affects an estimated 1 million Americans, is a progressive nervous system disorder that damages the brain and nerve cells that control movement. This damage can lead to tremors, muscle rigidity, stiffness in the legs and body, and difficulties walking and keeping balanced. Parkinson’s disease commonly affects people starting in their 50s. Visit the American Parkinson Disease Association website to learn more about Parkinson’s disease.

About 1 in 5 people with PD may also have symptoms of nOH

Could nOH Be the Cause?

Symptoms of nOH, including dizziness, lightheadedness, muscle weakness, and feeling faint after standing, can occur in a person who is at any stage of Parkinson’s disease. People often think these symptoms are part of their Parkinson’s disease and are something they must learn to live with, but these symptoms may be a sign of nOH—a separate condition that can also be managed

Real People, Real Symptoms—Living With Parkinson’s and nOH

Many people think the symptoms of nOH are a progression of their Parkinson’s disease. Watch Keith and his wife, Linda, talk about Keith’s journey to an nOH diagnosis.

This webinar features Dr. Daniel Claassen, a neurologist, who helps to explain the basics of blood pressure, what causes the symptoms of nOH, and why people with Parkinson’s disease are at risk. Watch the webinar to learn more.

Share your story!

By sharing their personal stories, people living with or caring for someone who has nOH can help others. Learn more about the nOH Champions ambassador program.