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.  

hose 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?

Experts still don't know what exactly causes the syndrome but they found out that in POTS, different systems are out of balance. The syndrome may occur after a severe trauma, viral disease, pregnancy, or surgery. 

POTS Symptoms

As soon as someone with POTS stands up, he/she will experience a fast heart rate, dizziness, lightheadedness, blurring of vision, nausea, vomiting, and may even faint. Some people with POTS may also experience fatigue and poor concentration. 

POT Syndrome Treatment Options

There are different ways of managing the condition. Some of the POT syndrome treatment options include: 

  • Medications 
    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. 

  • Self-care 
    Adhering to the recommended diet which includes sufficient intake of fluids and engaging in regular physical activity can help keep the symptoms from getting worse.  

  • Compression garments 
    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. 

Bioflect Therapy Garments have a wide range of compression garments to choose from. You can consider one of these high-quality garments for your POT syndrome treatment. 

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