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Postural Tachycardia Syndrome - Raising Awareness of PoTS

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) can be a life altering and debilitating chronic health condition.  Simply standing up can be a challenge for people with PoTS as their body is unable to adjust to gravity. PoTS is characterised by orthostatic intolerance (the development of symptoms when upright that are relieved by lying down).  Symptoms include headaches, fatigue, palpitations, sweating, nausea, fainting and dizziness and are associated with an increase in heart rate from the lying to upright position of greater than 30 beats per minute, or a heart rate of greater than 120 beats per minute within 10 minutes of standing. 

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Who are we?

PoTS UK was founded by a group of individuals with PoTS who had a desire to increase awareness of this condition. We now benefit from the support and guidance of a number of doctors and specialist nurses with an interest in this field.

The aim of PoTS UK

We aim to support and encourage individuals with PoTS. We hope to educate family, friends and medical professionals within the United Kingdom to this widely unknown and misdiagnosed condition by means of sharing up to date medical research and resources. PoTS UK desires to offer hope that life can be enjoyed while living with this health condition.

George: Never let your POTS stop you from achieving your goals

My name is George, I am 21 and currently a student at Loughborough University. It all started when I contracted glandular fever in 2013. I suffered from pretty bad complications due to not resting enough in the first few weeks!

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  1. Young Eva raises funds for PoTS UK

    Eva bakes and sells little gem cakes to raise funds for her favourite charities.

  2. Key gene may be switched off in some cases of PoTS

    Science Made Simple: A review of a recent paper from Australia that shows that PoTS may be caused, in some people at least, when a gene for removing noradrenaline is switched off.

  3. Christmas Cards now available to down load

    Tasmin is a 21 year old MA Public Relations Student. She was diagnosed with PoTS and EDS during her early teens. Tasmin wants to help support people with PoTS and to spread awareness of the condition. She hopes you enjoy the PoTS Christmas cards she helped to create, and wishes to support the charity in the future

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