A reduced ability to smell and to detect odors. Some people have anosmia and can detect no odors.
A birth defect in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis or below the penis. Treatment involves surgery to repair and reconstruct the urethra.
Any blood pressure that is below the normal expected for an individual in a given environment. Hypotension is the opposite of hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure). Hypotension is a relative term because the blood pressure normally varies greatly with activity, age, medications, and underlying medical conditions. Low blood pressure can result from conditions of the […]
- Hypotension, orthostatic
A temporary lowering of blood pressure, usually related to suddenly standing up. Healthy people may experience orthostatic hypotension if they rise quickly from a seated position, especially after a meal. Orthostatic hypotension occurs most commonly in older people. The change in position causes a temporary reduction in blood flow and therefore a shortage of oxygen […]
- Hypotension, postural
from sitting to standing or from lying down to sitting or standing. Postural hypotension is more common in older people. The change in position causes a temporary reduction in blood flow and therefore a shortage of oxygen to the brain. This leads to lightheadedness and, sometimes, a “black out” episode, a loss of consciousness. Tilt-table […]