Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome - POTS
Positional Dizziness & Fainting
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a nervous system disorder (dysautonomia) that affects blood flow throughout the body. Altered blood supply can lead to dizziness or fainting when standing. This typically causes the heart rate to increase by 30 beats per minute or the heart rate to reach 120 beats per minute or greater within 10 minutes of standing up.
POTS Symptoms Beyond Dizziness
Symptoms are wide ranging and can include problems with the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and perspiration. Fatigue, lightheadedness, fainting (syncope), weakness and cognitive impairment can also occur.
Autonomic dysfunction can occur as a primary issue or as a secondary condition of another disease process, like diabetes. POTS often goes hand in hand with other nervous system disorders like migraine, anxiety, chronic dry eye or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Treatment for this condition consists of gentle brain stimulation. Through specific motions, the nervous system is activated appropriately to control the processes of blood flow throughout the body.