Table 1

Some of the symptoms resulting from postural hypotension, and impaired perfusion of various organs

Cerebral hypoperfusion
 Dizziness
Visual disturbances
 Blurred
 Tunnel
 Scotoma
 Greying out
 Blacking out
 Colour defects
Loss of consciousness
Impaired cognition1-150
Muscle hypoperfusion
Paracervical and suboccipital (coathanger) ache1
Lower back/buttock ache1
Cardiac hypoperfusion
Angina pectoris2
Renal hypoperfusion
Oliguria
Non-specific
Weakness, lethargy, fatigue
Falls1-150
  • 1-150 More common in elderly people. 1=these are relieved by supine rest and are presumed to be due to muscle hypoperfusion. 2=an example of a relatively rare symptom. Adapted from Mathias2.