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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome


Other Names for this Disease
  • POTS
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome
  • Chronic othostatic intolerance
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Treatment

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How is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome treated?

Because postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is thought to have a variety of causes, there is no single treatment that is effective for all people with the condition. In general, management of POTS aims to relieve low blood volume and/or regulate circulatory problems that could be causing the condition. In some affected people, simple life style interventions such as adding extra salt to the diet, ensuring adequate fluid intake, participating in a specialized exercise program, and avoiding factors that exacerbate the condition appear to improve symptoms. Certain medications have also been used to treat POTS with some success.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 3/6/2016

References
  1. 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.
  2. Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Autonomic Disorders Consortium. http://www.rarediseasesnetwork.org/ARDCRC/patients/learnmore/POTS/index.htm. Accessed 3/4/2016.
  3. Horacio Kaufmann, MD; Roy Freeman, MD. Postural tachycardia syndrome. UpToDate. March 2015;


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Other Names for this Disease
  • POTS
  • Postural tachycardia syndrome
  • Chronic othostatic intolerance
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.