Postural Orthostatic Tachycardic Syndrome (POTS) is a condition where the patient experiences dizziness, tachycardia, weakness when getting up from a lying or seating position.
There are 3 types of POTS:
1. Hyperadrenergic POTS
This is associated with the release of excessive adrenaline similar to the fight/flight response. This results in increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, dizziness, and sweatiness. This kind of POTS can feel like a panic attack.
2. Neurogenic POTS
This is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system or (autonomic dysfunction) where the nerves do not respond normally to the drop in blood pressure when the patient stands. This results in decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate, dizziness, weakness, and sometimes fainting.
3. Hypovolemic POTS
This type of POTS is associated with low blood volume, causing sympathetic activation when the patient goes from lying to sitting and standing.
POTS is part of a group of chronic conditions that are more prevalent in women, affecting five times as many women as men. We specialize in chronic conditions that are prevalent in women such as POTS.
Most patients with POTS are not given clear answers to why they are having symptoms. Many are not even told which kind of POTS they have. It's important to work with a knowledgeable POTS doctor so that you can get the help that you need.
Our approach is natural and holistic, which is different from 95% of doctors out there. We offer powerful, science-based natural therapies from Functional medicine that have helped many POTS patients reclaim their function and quality of life. Learn more about Functional medicine.
Our functional medicine approach to POTS has helped many patients return to health and function. Our practice philosophy for healing POTS includes:
1. Expert Functional medicine care
Taking care of POTS is complex and requires understanding of the underlying dysfunctions. To add to this complexity, many patients with POTS also have comorbid conditions such as Autoimmunity, Ehlers Danlos, GI issues, and Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS). We offer high-quality, expert care for POTS based on functional medicine that is difficult to find elsewhere.
2. ADVANCED lab tests
Unlike other patients, the majority of POTS patients have received extensive lab testing from many conventional doctors and specialists to "rule out" diseases. Despite this extensive lab testing, these patients are not any closer to getting an answer to their symptoms. We offer POTS patients hope and real solutions by doing an ADVANCED lab tests from functional medicine to look for underlying dysfunction that is not tested for in conventional medicine.
3. Natural therapies
We offer powerful natural therapies from functional medicine that can help with POTS.
4. Holistic approach
Our approach is holistic. This means that we treat you as a whole-person. We do not focus on POTS and ignore the rest of you. We find that patients get the best results when Healing POTS is combined with hormone optimization from our Anti-aging HRT Plan since the majority of POTS patients have hormone imbalances.