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Astronauts may no longer faint after touching down

07-20-2019


Astronauts may no longer faint after touching down Today’s Video of the Day from UT Southwestern Medical Center describes a new strategy that will help prevent fainting from low blood pressure. 

This condition, called orthostatic intolerance, often affects astronauts when they return from space. 

The experts found that exercise during space flight, followed by saline injections after landing, can prevent the condition. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center

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