Though dizziness and vertigo have been commonly reported in the setting of Parkinson’s disease (PD), the diagnosis may be missed and treatment may not be optimal. The terms dizziness and vertigo can be defined in many ways. Most experts agree that the terms refer to a sensation of spinning or whirling and that the sensation has been frequently associated with balance problems.
A new study suggests updated diagnosis and treatment guidelines for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) who experience orthostatic hypotension (OH), a rapid drop in blood pressure which often occurs when changing positions into an upright position (e.g., getting out of bed or standing up after sitting). The findings were published online February 12 in Movement Disorders.