POTS is a syndrome in which you experience episodes (paroxysms) of low blood pressure when standing (orthostatic) and fast heart beats (tachycardia)
If you suffer from POTS, then your autonomic nervous system (ANS) is having trouble maintaining normal blood pressure and heart rate when you stand. Your ANS is responsible for controlling many functions in your body including heart rate, blood pressure, pupil size, temperature, blood sugar levels, digestion, sleep and wake cycles and many other vital functions.
Therefore if you have POTS, you may also be experiencing other ANS related symptoms, like digestive problems (IBS), reactive hypoglycemia, anxiety, depression, asthma, allergies, fatigue, insomnia, post nasal drip, dry mouth, dry eyes and many other symptoms.
A malfunctioning ANS is also known as dysautonomia. You can develop POTS if you are genetically susceptible and then experience too much stress in the form of poor diet, immune system problems, emotional stressors, environmental exposures like mold, hormonal imbalances and other stressors. You may also have adrenal problems or thyroid problems.
The best way to treat your POTS is by finding and eliminating (or at least reducing) the stressors that led to your problem in the first place. This requires an intelligently applied holistic approach. If you are looking for a POTS Doctor/Specialist in New Jersey, contact MD Wellness. Our practice is devoted to the practice of treating POTS holistically.
At MD Wellness, we have a lot of experience with POTS and autonomic dysfunction and can help guide you via Dr Rothman’s Metabolically Directed Wellness methods. Contact us online or call (732) 268-7663 for a consultation.