Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Doctors wear blinders. Even the specialists tend to live in silos, and PCPs are overworked. No matter the reason, it’s undeniable that too many people with dysautonomic disorders go undiagnosed - Deborah J. Cornwall

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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Though the basics of POTS are known – a malfunctioning autonomic nervous system which causes orthostatic intolerance and manifests in dizziness, migraines, joint pain, pounding heart, inability to sleep, depression, anxiety, chest pain, etc. – there exists no cure.

Lifestyle changes such as increasing salt and fluid intake, wearing compression stockings, gradually increasing exercise in addition to medication trials can mitigate some symptoms, but many POTS patients are unable to ever reach a stable and symptom free life...

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