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Postural tachycardia syndrome symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u?
User :   do you know anything about pots which is postural tachycardia syndrome
Doctor :   yeah
User :   ok let me ask u a question i check my blood pressure at home
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide these: Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status,
User :   20 male
User :   but i check my blood pressure at home sitting my pulse say is 80
Doctor :   k
User :   i stand up and check it my pulse rate jumps to 100 or more
Doctor :   k
User :   would that be the pots or is that normal
User :   blood pressure low when standing when sitting could be high or low
User :   what do you think
Doctor :   Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor?
User :   i am taking metoprolol cause my heart rate is flying
User :   but they cant find whats wrong with me
User :   im thinking its the pots
Doctor :   Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a disorder characterized by a pulse rate that is too fast when the patient stands. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, lightheadedness with prolonged standing, headache, chronic fatigue, chest pain, and other nonspecific complaints.
User :   yes but no chest pain
Doctor :   do u have all these above
User :   my heart beat extremely fast when standing
Doctor :   Causes of POTS usually are not identified in individual patients.
User :   always tired
Doctor :   Treatment of POTS depends upon the severity of the symptoms. I
User :   does it sound like pots
Doctor :   yeah
Doctor :   increase their fluid and salt intake
User :   yeah i wasnt eating much salt
Doctor :   Physical exercise, especially calf muscle resistance training,
User :   is it deadly?
Doctor :   Many patients improve with treatment,

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