Several serious complications can result from fainting due to postprandial hypotension. Falls can lead to bruises, fractures, and broken bones. Losing consciousness while driving a vehicle can have fatal consequences. A stroke can occur due to reduced blood supply to the brain. While postprandial hypotension is typically temporary, severe drops in blood pressure can lead to organ failure if blood supply to the organs is significantly compromised. A person may also go into shock.
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