IPL 2022 auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapses due to postural hypotension; all you need to know about the condition

"Postural hypotension or orthostatic hypotension is basically a form of medical condition where the blood pressure of the patient suddenly comes down," Dr Bhupesh Kumar said

The 2022 IPL Auction, held in Bengaluru, witnessed an unfortunate incident as the auctioneer Hugh Edmeades collapsed on the stage during the bidding

According to the officials, Edmeades fell down due to postural hypotension when the teams were bidding for Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasranga.

“Mr Hugh Edmeades, the IPL Auctioneer, had an unfortunate fall due to Postural Hypotension during the IPL Auction this afternoon,” the official account of Indian Premier League tweeted

“The medical team attended to him immediately after the incident and he is stable. Mr Charu Sharma will continue with the Auction proceedings today.”

As per the updates from the venue, the auctioneer is fine and suffered no internal issues.

According to Dr Bhupesh Kumar, neurologist, Neuro Pain and Care Clinic, Gurgaon, “Postural hypotension or orthostatic hypotension is basically a form of medical condition where the blood pressure of the patient suddenly comes down

It can result in a sudden loss of consciousness. So, patients can fall down, have a faint attack (syncope) or experience dizziness or lightheadedness.

“When you are sitting or lying down and you suddenly get up from your position, your blood pressure may suddenly fall down leading to postural hypotension,” he added.

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