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How is POTS Treated?

POTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. For more information on what POTS is or how it’s treated, feel free to read our post that explains it all.

TREATMENTS FOR POTS

The first line of treatment for POTS is typically lifestyle modifications. This can include increase hydration, electrolyte intake (via electrolyte drinks and/ or salt tabs), and exercise therapy. These should be individualized to each patient.

Pharmaceutically there are several medications that can treat POTS. What’s important is that you try to find any underlying causes and treat those. These can include other autoimmune diseases or vitamin deficiencies. If left with POTS, there are several classes of medications you can try.

POTS often occurs alongside MCAS (Mast Cell Activation Syndrome) and EDS (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome). In some cases, addressing these other syndromes can improve POTS symptoms.

Compression stockings (socks, tights, or even abdominal binders) can help with symptoms as well. Check out my post on compression for more details.

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