Jul 232021
Episode 009: Hyper POTS

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In This Episode:

Hyper POTS which stands for Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic tachycardia Syndrome. It’s a mouthful so from here on out, I’m referring to it as hyper POTS. People who have POTS refer to themselves as, POTSies. There is POTS and then there’s Hyper POTS. In this episode we talk about the difference.

POTS itself is a form of dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a term used for when the autonomic nervous system in the body isn’t working the way it should. The autonomic nervous system controls the systems and functions of the body that we don’t have to think about. Like breathing, digestion and motility (moving food through the digestive tract), peeing, blood pressure and blood flow. And then this can also affect our parasympathetic nervous system which is the body’s rest and relaxation state.

Read more about Dysautonomia and POTS over at Dysautonomia International, this is a great resource!

Key Takeaways:

The takeaway from this episode is knowing what POTS is and the take home is having this in your back pocket in case you or a family/friend start noticing these kinds of symptoms and aren’t sure what’s going on.

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