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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.

Phoebe:

In late April 2012, studying in Malaysia on an exchange with my University, I contracted Dengue fever, ending up in hospital for 10 days. Unfortunately for me the language barrier was a real issue and the post-treatment was poor as a result. I left the hospital ten kilos lighter and still feeling terrible, but was told I was getting b...

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  1. Newcastle PoTS Day

    On Friday 19th May 2017, a ‘PoTS for Patients’ event was held within the Education Centre at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne. Organised by the PoTS UK charity, patients were welcomed by a number of medical professionals, who attended in order to deliver informative presentations and provide expert knowledge to individuals with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome.

  2. PoTS Guidelines and Research

    PoTS UK have a lot of plans underway to initiate and promote research and awareness in 2017.

  3. Coping with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome Study

    Please help Georgina with her study looking at how people with PoTS cope with their illness and whether this influences quality of life.

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  1. Masterclass: Advancing Practice in Hypermobility

    For medical, health and exercise professionals who wish to gain further knowledge and advance their clinical practice in assessing and management of children and adults with joint hypermobility, Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder and hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome-Hypermobility Type (hEDS- HT) and common comorbidities. The new criteria for diagnosis will be presented alongside the international assessment and management guidelines.

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