Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, also known as POTS, is a type of dysautonomia. More specifically, it is a form of orthostatic intolerance, which is when an individual develops symptoms that occur when standing that relieved when reclining. Fainting, lightheadedness and rapid heartbeat when standing are the most common symptoms. The symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome are generally relieved by sitting or lying down. It can be a difficult syndrome to diagnose as it symptoms are similar to many other conditions.

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