Autonomic neuropathy refers to damage to or disease affecting the involuntary nerves.Autonomic neuropathy refers to damage to or disease affecting the involuntary nerves.
Bradycardia, a slower than normal heart rate, can cause the heart to pump too little oxygen-rich blood to the body.
A heart arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. Arrhythmias can be a byproduct of damage to the heart from disease or age.
Low blood pressure (hypotension) can be a sign of good health or of a life-threatening condition. Find out more about hypotension's causes and treatment options.
Multiple system atrophy is a rare degenerative disorder that affects the brain and central nervous system, and is characterized by significant decreases in blood pressure.
Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension) is a form of low blood pressure that occurs when you stand up.
Tachycardia, a rapid heart rate, is caused by an abnormality in your heart's electrical impulses. Tachycardia can cause serious complications, including sudden cardiac arrest.
Vasovagal syncope (fainting) is a sudden and brief loss of consciousness that occurs when the blood flow to your brain is markedly reduced.
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