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m_gal posted:
Hello, I've been diagnosed with POTS in September and I was curious if you could possibly have any suggestions on science experiments with POTS?? Please it's urgent. Would appreciate it very much if you had any ideas, thank you.
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billh99 responded:
There have been some studies that indicate that a specific exercise program helps with POTS.

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/news/20110620/exercise-may-help-treat-pots-heart-condition
 
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

Most important, please be sure to read up on/research as much as possible about this specific condition. Let us know how you're doing.

Best of luck down the road of life.

Take care,

CardioStar*

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General info/patient resources

UMD Student Helps Mayo Clinic With POTS Awareness
Huseby wants to tell others about POTS.

Even when POTS hit her the hardest during high school, she prepared a science fair project to explain the syndrome. She knows how much young people with POTS can suffer......

http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/09/pots.html

POTS - Mayo Clinic (informational video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CatWlEGPqG4


POTS: An Overview

http://www.dinet.org/pots_an_overview.htm


Dysautonomia Information Network

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POTS can be categorized as primary, meaning it is idiopathic and not associated with other diseases, or secondary, meaning it is associated with a known disease or disorder......

People generally develop POTS after becoming sick with a virus, giving birth, or being exposed to great bodily stressors (i.e. surgery, trauma or chemotherapy). Some people have had POTS their entire lives. Teenagers sometimes develop the disorder during the years of rapid growth, and 75-80% of them can look forward to being asymptomatic when they reach adulthood

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Important points about POTS -

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POTS is defined as a clinically significant increase in heart rate (anywhere from occurring immediately or to within 10-30 minutes) upon standing from a lying down or sitting position.

The length/duration of time patients diagnosed with POTS can comfortably stand varies wdely from one individual to another.

POTS often generates a temporary rise in blood pressure (BP) immediately upon standing due to rapid acceleration of the heart rate.

POTS patients often have a measurably low standing pulse pressure (that is, difference between systolic and diastolic, normal resting pulse pressure is 40 mmHg, give or take a bit), which may/can be an indicator of blood pooling (collecting).

Some patients with POTS have a damaged regulatory system that may/can result in paradoxical wild swings in BP from under 50 mmHg to over 200 mmHg. Complexly, POTS can be a low and high BP pressure problem combined.

During a Tilt Table Test, some POTS patients have large drops in BP and pass out (syncope, temporary loss of consciousness, also includes fainting), while other patients have only relatively shallow/small drops in BP, or none at all.

75% of POTS patients are female with a genetic tendency to be passed down from mother to daughter.

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