Archive for the ‘POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome)’ Category

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High Tryptase Associated with Dysautonomia and POTS

Posted on October 18, 2016

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic explanation for a syndrome characterized by multiple frustrating and difficult-to-treat symptoms, including dizziness and lightheadedness, skin flushing and itching, gastrointestinal complaints, chronic pain, and bone and joint problems. Some people who experience these diverse symptoms have elevated levels of tryptase — a protein in […]

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EDS, POTS and MCAS Linked by One Gene Mutation

Posted on October 17, 2016

Author: Kate Horowitz On a good day, my shoulders, knees, and hips will dislocate two to five times apiece. The slightest bump into a table or door will bloom new bruises on my arms and legs or tear a gash in the thin skin on my hands. My blood pressure will plummet each time I stand, […]

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POTS Lecture with Carrie Burdzinski

Posted on April 1, 2016

POTS Lecture with Carrie Burdzinski   Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Dysautonomia, and the Autonomic Nervous System What is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? What are its signs and symptoms and what are the mechanisms by which all body systems are affected? How does the autonomic nervous system normally function? What is the etiology, or […]

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Free Webinar: “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTs)”

Posted on February 28, 2016

Watch the recording of this free webinar. Sponsored by www.bodysupportstore.com   Presenter: Dr. Blair Grubb Topic: “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTs)”   Click IMAGE for a link to this recording Click here for a link to the presenter’s slides   –   INVITE YOUR FRIENDS: Spread the knowledge!  Please post this announcement on Facebook, and forward this invitation to others […]

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A Neurological Disorder Known as POTS Can Cause Dizziness and Fainting

Posted on July 19, 2015

Lightheadedness and/or fainting spells upon standing are a common symptom of POTS. Not enough blood returns to the heart and brain upon standing, which causes a rapid increase in heart rate called tachycardia. Other symptoms may include chronic fatigue, “brain fog,” and pain

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“POTs and EDS” Webinar by Dr. Henry Burkholder – Recording Available

Posted on January 6, 2015

  EDS Awareness invites you to watch this FREE webinar recording!    Sponsored by: www.bodysupportstore.com     Dr. Henry Burkholder  presents “Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTs) and EDS”. He is a Pediatric Cardiologist and presenter at the 2014 EDNF Conference in Houston, TX.         PRESENTER:  Dr. Henry Burkholder, Pediatric Cardiologist   TOPIC:   Postural Orthostatic […]

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Actress Gemma Christie is Back After Struggles with Ehlers Danlos

Posted on December 24, 2014

Gemma Christie is a popular UK singer/actress with 4 disorders, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. She is returning to the stage with the goal of bringing public awareness to invisible illnesses, such as EDS. This live performance called “Gemma Climbs Her Mountain” is about hope and rising above the illness. The play focuses on Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), a disorder that is similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.   […]

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Caring Doctor Helps Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTs)

Posted on December 4, 2014

More than 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of dysautonomia, including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. POTS is common in the Ehlers Danlos population. By Hunterdon County Democrat. “Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, but they may not know it is also Dysautonomia Awareness Month. Dysautonomia is a term used to […]

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