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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.

Charles:

It all began in October time of 2014, I was studying for my diploma in Computer Networking & Architecture. I had always been fit and well, visiting the gym around 4 times per week, overly I was well.

Latest news View all

  1. PoTS Guidelines and Research

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

  2. 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.

  3. Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: A UK Occupational Therapy Perspective

    Jenny Welford, an Occupational Therapist has had her study Published in the British Journal of Cardiology.

Upcoming event View all

  1. Sheffield PoTS UK Patients Meeting

    After a successful meeting in November we will run another one at Walkely community centre, sheffield

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