Dysautonomia and POTS

What is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? What are its signs and symptoms and what are the mechanisms by which all body systems are affected? How does the autonomic nervous system normally function? What is the etiology, or cause, of dysautonomia? How is it diagnosed? Can it be treated? Join professor Carrie on a journey […]

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POTS Treatment

Dr. Laurence Kinsella with SSM Neurosciences Institute at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, MO, explains how autonomic function disorders are diagnosed and treated with help from his patient, Darren Rosener, who was diagnosed with POTS.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Symptoms

Phil Fischer, M.D., at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, discusses the latest research on Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Dr. Fischer treats adolescent patients with Autonomic Dysfunction.

Diagnosing Autonomic Dysfunction

Patient’s story about dealing with autonomic dysfunction and Lyme Disease.
Marc Laderriere was experiencing a set of symptoms that were both ordinary and unusual: Hot weather sapped his strength and made him dizzy, yet he was sweating less and in cool weather no goose bumps ever appeared when he grew chilled. At Stanford, Laderriere found Safwan […]

POTS Physician Dr. Blair Grubb: What Would You Like To Know?

Ask the POTS Expert
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is an autonomic disorder that is still not understood by the majority of physicians. It is a condition in which the body does not respond appropriately to changes in position. Therefore patients get used to episodes of tachycardia, or  having their heart race, particularly when going from a […]

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: By Dr. Blair Grubb

There are many questions about autonomic type disorders and one of the nation’s top experts in this area,  and director of the Electrophysiology Services at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Toledo Ohio, is Dr. Blair Grubb.  Dr. Grubb’s research and interest have focused on Syncope and the Study of Autonomic Nervous Systems Normal […]

Midrodrine To Stay In Marketplace: For Now

Patients Making a Difference:
Several weeks ago the US Food and Drug Administration announced the intent to remove midodrine from the marketplace because of a lack of clinical studies.  However, the more than 100,000 patients who rely on this medication to prevent disabling conditions including many types of autonomic dysfunction, and their doctors were in disbelief […]

Drug Which Can Benefit Dysautonomia and Other Patients with Orthostatic Hypotension Withdrawn: Patients Suffer

Midrodrine hydrocholoride (ProAmatine)  Will Come off Pharmacy Shelves Effective September 30th For many patients with autonomic dysfunction the simple act of standing up or being upright is difficult if not impossible.  Some patients have what’s called low blood pressure, otherwise known as orthostatic hypotension or postural hypotension meaning […]

Postural OrthoStatic Tachycardia Syndrome: Things That Helped Me with POTS Recovery

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS as it is called is a disorder of the autonomic system that causes an elevated heart rate or tachycardia when  changing position. For POTS patients their heart rates may increase over 30 beats per minute when going from sitting to standing. So the body isn’t responding appropriately to changes […]

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome POTS
Things that Help

POTS can be challenging to manage, but there are many things that will help patients managing their symptoms. Here is a list of things that POTS patients have reported helps!

1. Increasing Fluids – Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. It is important not to become dehydrated with POTS […]