Does anyone know what orthostatic intolerance is???

William Byrd wrbyrd at
Tue Dec 1 16:46:40 EST 1998

The Doctor said that the sweating feet is caused because of nerve endings
acting up and that it has something to do with degeneration.  She does have
low blood pressure and is drinking Gatorade and eating salt to improve that.
When she stands up she blacks out.  Sometimes it is worse than others and
sometimes it happens even when she is sitting down.  Her legs sometimes go
numb when she stands and sometimes has trouble going up and down stairs.
She looses her balance easily.  She has been told that she has a problem
with her autonomic nervous system, I think it is called dysautonomia.  In
addition to all of this she has first degree heart block and occasionally
skips beats.  Anything that anyone can tell me about this would be greatly
Denis Jabaudon wrote in message <3663ae9c.0 at>...
>Technically, orthostatic intolerance means that she doesn't feel well when
>she is upright. However, I do not understand what this has to do with
>sweating feet. If you are talking about orthostatic hypotension, than it
>means that she has problems in maintaining a proper blood pressure when she
>is standing (ie when she sits up rapidly). This has however nothing to do
>with degeneration...
>Hard to tell more without more information...
>William Byrd wrote in message ...
>>Hi.  A friend of mine has orthostatic intolerance and does not sweat on
>>feet. She was told that this was degeneration (I don't know if I spelled
>>this right, but it sounds something like this).  However, she can find
>>nothing about it in any medical books or on the internet.  Does anyone
>>what this is or anyhting about it or orthostatic intolerance in general?

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