Wearing of compression garments is one of POT syndrome treatment options.
In one study, it suggests that the use of compression stockings, which are designed to improve blood flow, may help those with POTS or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.
What is POTS?
POTS is a condition that affects millions of Americans. It's a form of dysautonomia (a disorder of the autonomic nervous system) characterized by fast heart rate felt immediately after one stands up. This can last as long as 10 minutes.
Those with POTS may feel dizzy or lightheaded after standing up. Couple with fatigue and other symptoms, POTS can make it hard for one to keep up with day-to-day life.
What causes POTS?
POT Syndrome Treatment Options
There are different ways of managing the condition. Some of the POT syndrome treatment options include:
For some people with POTS, taking of medications for high blood pressure had helped in managing the symptoms. Medications that keep the fluid balance may also help.
Adhering to the recommended diet which includes sufficient intake of fluids and in regular physical activity can help keep the symptoms from getting worse.
One study suggests that the use of compression garments may help POTS sufferers. None of the subjects who are in compression garments fainted during the trial. These subjects also reported to having decreased headaches.