Dysautonomia – POTS Syndrome Dysautonomia – POTS Syndrome

Frederick Earlstein

What is Dysautonomia April 25, 2016

Dysautonomia is a term used to describe many different medical conditions that involves the autonomic nervous system. Despite being unfamiliar for many, this umbrella term affects more than 70 million people around the world. In this entry, we will go deeper to the definition of dysautonomia and its different types. Dysautonomic comes in different forms,…

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Pots Symptoms April 20, 2016

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, better known as ‘POTS’ (and sometimes called as Postural Tachycardia Syndrome), is a medical condition where changing to upright from supine position causes abnormal increase of heart rate (tachycardia). Today, what really causes POTS is still a mystery for medical scientists, and experts say there are multiple underlying problems that may…

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Dysautonomia in Children

Living a Life With Dysautonomia in Children September 5, 2015

There are many conditions that can happen to your body over time. Sometimes you need to worry about a health condition such as heart attack, diabetes, and even high blood pressure. These conditions can easily be fixed if you take the right steps for your health. But some other conditions, such as dysautonomia in children.…

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What is POTS June 20, 2015

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition characterized by symptoms that occur when the patient stands up from a lying position. At rest, the person experiences dizziness or fainting and excessive heart rate. Scientists do not fully understand what causes POTS, and treatments vary in effectiveness. When a person goes from horizontal to vertical…

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Part 2 – Signs and Symptoms October 17, 2014

POTS cannot be reduced to a simple description like, “I stand up and then I faint.” There are numerous signs and symptoms associated with the syndrome. When some combination of the following has been in place for six months or more and the correct tests have been performed, a definitive diagnosis is more likely. A…

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Part 1 – POTS and Associated Disorders October 17, 2014

A person first coming to grips with a diagnosis of POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) enters a world of confusing and overlapping symptoms, conditions, terminology and acronyms. It’s common to hear the words “POTS” and “dysautonomia” used interchangeably. Technically, dysautonomia is an umbrella term for several malfunctions of the autonomic nervous system including POTS. As…

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