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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Pot On The Body

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Will regular exercise increase bodys blood volume? Have pots and want to improve.

Will regular exercise increase bodys blood volume? Have pots and want to improve.

Increased plasma...: Increased plasma volume is a consistent and natural adaptive response to regular physical activity. Period. Whether it will help your situation is unknown, but i would give it a try. Certainly, the exercise is beneficial! ...Read more

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Face was alternating between white and red, experienced body surges and felt light in the back of my head whilst driving. What was going on? I've POTS

Face was alternating between white and red, experienced body surges and felt light in the back of my head whilst driving. What was going on? I've POTS

Vague symptoms: Unclear symptoms, however if bothersome while driving suggest you don't drive. POTS largely is a function of cardiovascular deconditioning and responds to diligent efforts of a general diet including salt and a regimen of cardiovascular conditioning ...Read more

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What would cause upper body to vibrate strongly for a few minutes upon waking? Pregnant pots migraines anxiety

What would cause upper body to vibrate strongly for a few minutes upon waking? Pregnant pots migraines anxiety

I need to understand: More about vibrations confined to the upper extremities and lasting minutes. Were you conscious during the entire event? Are you sure that your lower extremities were not involved? Did you have palpitations/fluttering in your chest? Did your bowel/bladder habits change in association with this event or after? If awake, did you try to sit-up/stand-up and if so did it change your symptoms? ...Read more

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I have POTS and my whole body has been aching for a couple months like I have the flu. Is this part of POTS or something else?

I have POTS and my whole body has been aching for a couple months like I have the flu. Is this part of POTS or something else?

Possibly: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardiac Syndrome (POTS) is a general form of dysautonomia, meaning the entire autonomic nervous system can be involved. Tachycardia, lightheadedness, fainting, weakness, etc can all be common symptoms. But a smaller percentage of patients can develop generalized muscle pain and feeling achy (15-20%). So yes it may be related, but if it is ongoing get it checked out. ...Read more

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On 8g salt daily for POTS to try to keep BP up. Also on Florinef (fludrocortisone) 50 mcg daily. Is this combo terrible for my body (arteries, kidneys, etc). ?

On 8g salt daily for POTS to try to keep BP up. Also on Florinef (fludrocortisone) 50 mcg daily. Is this combo terrible for my body (arteries, kidneys, etc). ?

POTS: Person of unknown age and gender from Wi has POTS & on hi Na and florinef (fludrocortisone). ASKS is this damaging my body? ANS: not as much as fainting from low BP and banging your head or breaking a bone. I practice in WI and you can consult with me at Healthtap if you like. I may be able to help you and team get you on right track but sounds like you r on right track. ...Read more