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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.

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  1. PoTS UK Speaker Fund

    PoTS UK introduce new travel grant for PoTS experts.

  2. New Supporter : Darling Clothing

    PoTS UK are honored and delighted to have Darling Clothing as a supporter ... We will hand over sales and distribution of PoTS merchandise including wristbands, which should be available shortly

  3. Barnes Chairity Ball Fundraising Event

    PoTS UK would like to express their huge thanks to the Barnes Charity Ball Committee (pictured below with PoTS UK trustee Morwenna in gold) Many months of careful planning, creative efforts and hounding friends and acquaintances for actionable prizes - resulted in a superb night of medieval frolics and mayhem - and an impressive sum raised for 5 charities, including PoTS UK.

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