Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Postural tachycardia syndrome
- Chronic othostatic intolerance
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Because research suggests that postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) has a variety of causes, no single treatment is effective for all affected people. Management of POTS aims to improve low blood pressure and problems with the heart and blood vessels that may be causing the condition. In some people with POTS, simple lifestyle changes such as adding extra salt to the diet, drinking more fluids, exercising, and avoiding factors that make the condition worse, may lessen symptoms. Certain medications may also be helpful in treating POTS.
Last updated: 3/6/2016
- NINDS Postural Tachycardia Syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. December 2015; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/postural_tachycardia_syndrome/postural_tachycardia_syndrome.htm.
- Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Autonomic Disorders Consortium. http://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org/ARDCRC/patients/learnmore/POTS/index.htm. Accessed 3/4/2016.
- Horacio Kaufmann, MD; Roy Freeman, MD. Postural tachycardia syndrome. UpToDate. March 2015;
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.