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A 39-year-old female asked:

Have pots. my doc has me on sodium diet of 2 g twice daily. dizziness much better but face is puffy. how to help & will all this salt age my skin?

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Dr. Andrew Shiller
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
POTS is a SYNDROME: "Syndrome" = "we don't get it". In POTS, there is an unexplained alteration in the balance of stress/relaxation response that causes improper coordination of heart rate and blood vessel size and so-on. After cardiology has assured no dangerous abnormalities, it makes sense to try a complementary approach. cranial osteopathy or craniosacral might help. Look for credentialed providers.

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