Dysautonomia – POTS Syndrome Dysautonomia – POTS Syndrome

Frederick Earlstein

Pots Medical Condition July 5, 2016

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, or better known as POTS is a type of dysautonomia, which is an umbrella term scientists use to describe different medical conditions that leads to Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). ANS is characterized by rapid increase of heart rate, usually above 120 bpm or an increase of 30 bpm from normal when getting…

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Pots Syndrome in Adults June 28, 2016

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or commonly known as POTS, is one of the many disorders with Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) as its primary symptom. It is a form of dysautonomia which affects the blood flow throughout the body. OI is characterized by decrease of blood volume to the heart, which is accompanied with excessive increase of…

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Pots Prognosis June 20, 2016

POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) are one of the most common medical conditions out there for people from all age groups, yet it is also widely misunderstood, even by doctors. POTS is a relatively new condition, and for which, it lacks the universal understanding and predefined treatment guidelines. Thus, it results to confusion and frustration…

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Treatment for POTS June 14, 2016

Since POTS may arise from different underlying medical conditions and various contributing factors, treatment can be tricky. Also, since it’s a case-to-case basis kind of condition, its symptoms differ from one patient to another, which means treatment strategies will differ as well. Though there are no hard and fast rules in treating Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia…

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What Causes POTS? June 6, 2016

POTS or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and its symptoms can be caused by many different issues in the body, from abnormalities to underlying medical conditions. Though many medical conditions associated with this syndrome have been identified, while many still remain unknown. This makes it difficult for physicians to distinguish between the causes and effects of…

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Who Develops POTS? May 31, 2016

POTS or Postural Tachycardia Syndrome, is defined by excessively high heart rate upon upright posture (standing). Patients of this condition will experience around or more than 30 bpm (beats per minute) increase in their heart rate, or 120 bpm upon standing. This exaggerated increase of heart rate usually happens within the 10 minutes of standing.…

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History of POTS and Its Different Types May 23, 2016

Overview Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or better known as POTS is not a disease, rather, a autonomic disturbance. This syndrome is characterized by orthostatic intolerance symptoms, such as fatigue, sweating, light-headedness, palpitation, anxiety, tremor, exercise intolerance, syncope, etc. upon upright posture. These symptoms are normally relieved by getting to reclined position or lying down. POTS…

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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome May 9, 2016

POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) is a type of Dysautonomia (an umbrella term used to coin many different medical conditions that results to Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) malfunction) estimated to affect around 1M to 3M Americans, and millions more around the globe. POTS is a type or orthostatic intolerance (OI), which causes different symptoms when…

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Pots Syndrome Diet May 3, 2016

Medical scientists may yet to fully understand the cause of POTS, but this medical condition, along with its symptoms, can be addressed with non-pharmacological treatments. In this entry, we will talk about the most common measures doctors recommend for people suffering from POTS. It is however, important to note that treatments for POTS, pharmacological or…

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