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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.

Emma: A day in the life of a PoTS mummy

Imagine struggling to get out of bed every morning, like you have a terrible hangover, you just don’t want to open your eyes, but you have to .. A little boy relies on you pulling yourself together and playing mum another day. I look at the clock and yep it’s only an hour since I last checked.. it’s 6.45am. I can practically t...

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    Dr Robert Sheldon receives prestigious award in Canada

  2. Welcome Dr Jane Simmonds

    Dr Jane Simmonds joints our team at PoTS UK as a Physiotherapist medical adviser.

  3. Heart Rhythm Congress and Patients Day 2016

    PoTS UK and a number of members attended the Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) 2016. This is an annual event and is staged in Birmingham

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  1. Sheffield PoTS UK Patients Meeting

    Patients, friends and family members welcome. This is an opportunity to meet other, We will share a little about the work of PoTS UK, and consider how diet may affect symptoms.

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