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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.

Molly: My journey with PoTS

Hi, I’m Molly; I’m 20 and have had PoTS since I was 14. The last six years have been quite a journey; the strangest thing is getting this illness so quickly and not knowing what is wrong at all.

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  1. PoTS UK learns abut medical alert assistance dogs

    PoTS UK visit medical Detection Dogs to learn about their incredible work

  2. Paige runs the London Marathon for PoTS UK

    So I’m here to tell the tale! I completed the London marathon! Such a great day and amazing opportunity to take part in the world famous event and I had the pleasure of running in the name of PoTs!

  3. Young Eva raises funds for PoTS UK

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

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