POTS Management

Tips for managing POTS


So I recently had a conversatio with an old friend who has been diagnosed with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) since she had an opperation, so I thought I would do a summary of thigns that I've found help me with my sypmtoms. Keep in mind, some of these suggestions you'll need to try and do consistently as they can take time to have an effect, so don't give up straight away. 

Summary of what POTS is in non-medical terms

Rehydrating? Don't forget your Electrolytes!

For people with POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) or Dysautonomia, a key part of symptom control is maintaining your blood volume & blood pressure. So it's really important to keep your fluids and electrolytes up, but just plain water doesn't replenish the electrolytes that are lost. In fact, drinking water alone can actually dilute or water down the body’s normal electrolyte balance. Also, does anyone else notice that when they’re trying to rehydrate they have to pee a lot more?