How to Get Better from POTS Through Lifestyle Changes?

  • Skill Level
    intermediate
  • Lectures
    2 Videos
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    58 students

What you'll learn

POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is commoner than we think. 1 in 3 people with a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or ME also have POTS. Similarly, a large number of patients with Fibromyalgia probably also have POTS. In my practice, I have the privilege of managing the treatment of about 150 patients with POTS. read more »»

I have found that lifestyle and behavior change recommendations can be a very valuable and effective adjunct to pharmacotherapy in terms of both empowering the patient and helping improve the overall quality of life. The aim of the lifestyle modifications are five-fold: To increase the amount of blood volume within the body To minimize pooling of blood in the legs by compression or strengthening the leg muscles To prevent further deconditioning to minimize adrenaline surges to correct any electrolyte, nutritional and hormonal deficiencies Here are some of the lifestyle measures that I recommend to all my patients who have POTS.

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians in Primary Care, Family Practice, Cardiology, Internal Medicine As Well interested Allied Health Professionals Such as Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants in these Fields and also who Suffering from POTS.

Key concepts covered include:

  • POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is commoner than we think. 1 in 3 people with a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome(CFS) or ME also have POTS. In this video, I will discuss some lifestyle modifications which can help in reducing POTS.

Instructor

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield York Hospital, UK


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Consultant Cardiologist, Nuffield York Hospital, UK

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