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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.

Laura: Every day may not be good..... but look for something good in every day

Up until April 2015, I lived a pretty normal life. I have suffered with chronic headaches for the last 18 months and have had high blood pressure on and off but it was manageable. In April 2015 I fell ill with a kidney infection and was admitted in to hospital. Just before I was due to be discharged I started passing out. The hospita...

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