nOH: Orthostatic Hypotension (OH) Caused by Nervous System Disorders

People living with Parkinson’s diseaseParkinson’s disease
A nervous system disorder associated with damage to nerve cells in the brain and nerves that control movement and cause malfunction of involuntary bodily functions (such as blood pressure control)
multiple system atrophy (MSA)Multiple system atrophy
A rare, Parkinson’s-like neurologic disorder that causes problems with movement, loss of coordination, and malfunction of involuntary bodily functions (such as blood pressure control)
pure autonomic failure (PAF)Pure autonomic failure
A very rare, neurologic disorder characterized by damage to regions of the nervous system that control involuntary bodily functions (such as blood pressure control)
, and other nervous system disorders have told us that getting a diagnosis of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) went a long way in giving them answers and hope for relief.

By definition, nOH is related to a problem with the nervous system. However, people often mistake the symptoms of nOH for something else. They may think the symptoms are just another part of their underlying nervous system disorder (eg, Parkinson’s disease or MSA) that they must learn to live with.

Watch this video to learn more, and talk to your doctor if you think you may have nOH.