At-Home Treatment Available for POTS

POTS is a debilitating disorder suffered by millions of women that cause them to get dizzy and faint when standing up from lying down.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is not a fatal condition but is a potentially debilitating autonomic nervous system disorder.

POTS is triggered when a person stands after lying down. Due to a reduced blood level when standing, a person can suffer lightheadedness, fainting, and rapid heartbeat. Conditions lessen when the affiliated person lies down.

POTS typically affects women between ages 15 and 50.

Dr. Diana Driscoll, Clinical Director of POTS Care in Colleyville, may have relief for sufferers.

Driscoll has launched the POTS Care Package, a two-month comprehensive recovery package for at-home treatment of POTS.

POTS Care is the only clinic dedicated to locating and treating the underlying medical causes of POTS, not just the symptoms.

“POTS is a health issue that few doctors understand or treat,” said Driscoll. “The concept of an abnormal inflammatory reaction driving POTS is a new concept for most people. Unless recognized, patients can continue to suffer from dramatic symptoms, and worse – they can get sicker.”

Driscoll added, “POTS Care Package is not a substitute for medical treatment, rather it is a way to provide answers for sufferers and begin addressing some of the common underlying causes of Inflammatory POTS.”

According to Dysautonomia International, POTS is estimated to affect one to three million Americans, including one out of every 100 teenagers.

These numbers do not include COVID-19 triggered POTS for patients who have recovered from COVID but have lingering symptoms. Ten to 30 percent of COVID patients develop POTS.

According to Driscoll, many patients are told to exercise more, drink more water, eat more salt, or even take antidepressants. Those traditional treatments for POTS are not only inadequate but often damaging to patients. As explained in the POTS Care Package, this dramatically different approach to POTS is a necessary paradigm shift for patients and doctors alike.

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