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A 27-year-old female asked:

How common is pots? and why don't many doctors know about it?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
500,000: If you are talking about postural tachycardia syndrome, one half million american have pots. 80-85% are women. Autonomic dysfunction syndromes are not that well known in general and are usually worked up by specialists. Pots is the most common of these syndromes.
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