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A list of ways postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome affects daily life.


6 Ways POTS Affects Daily Life

  1.  Temperature Regulation “Full body shivers Luke you’re in a freezer.”
  2.  Having to stand up slowly “Because of the change in heart rate, standing up can lead to loss of consciousness.”
  3.  Being unable to drive “Fainting sells, brain fog, chronic fatigue.”
  4.  Orthostatic Intolerance “Just standing or walking for too long can be difficult.”
  5.  Exercise and heart rate “We’re encouraged to exercise, but are also told it can make symptoms worse.”
  6. Fatigue “Sometimes it’s nearly impossible to get out of bed.”

POTS can be truly debilitating.

Let’s help spread awareness.

Originally published: February 15, 2017
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