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Qualify for disability? Has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? Has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Needing insurance?: We don't want kids to be "disabled" but to find what they can do and build hobbies or eventually a career based on what they CAN do. Parents can ask the county for help. Here in my local area, the county program helps in several ways, and there is even some money for respite care for some families (so caretakers can take breaks). One might try applying for Medicare if insurance help is needed. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? Has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Qualify for disability? Has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or activities

Pots: Something does not sound right if she is hospitalized 5 days a month. Please have some friends tell you about their doctors and decide which one would be best for her and the family. ...Read more

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Qualify for disability? Has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or do activities

Qualify for disability? Has pots visit the hospital at least once a month and are usually admitted for 5 days she's cant go to school or do activities

Disability: Disability determination is based on a clinician's evaluation of a patient's impairments, how impairments affect functioning, and the prognosis for improvement. Disability is determined by the policies of the agency (eg, insurance company, employer, government) and is not standardized. Disability may be less relevant for a school age child. ...Read more

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What is pots and how do you diagnose and treat it?

STOP acronyms now: Someone more acronymically-attuned than I will surely be able to answer your question but I must comment that acronyms usually reflect provincialism within medical specialties. For instance I get consults from ophthalmologists so crammed with acronyms that I have to call them to find out what they mean. The new saying is "if you don't have the facts on your side, baffle them with acronyms". ...Read more

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What does failing a qsart test mean? I have pots

What does failing a qsart test mean? I have pots

Related to POTS: It is a test of autonomic nerve function. Because of low blood pressure the circulation to the nerves is faulty and the nerves that control sweat are not working. Eating 6 small meals a day, avoiding, alcohol, and high carbohydrate meals, eating your water by eating vegetables through the day every 3 hours, and exercising, while lying down if necessary can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the relation of paraganglioma and pots syndrome?

What is the relation of paraganglioma and pots syndrome?

Paragangliomas: Some paragangliomas are catecholamine producing extra adrenal tumors, which could cause or worsen pots syndrome. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) good for treating hyperadrenergic pots?

Generally no: It's not the drug of choice but may be useful in the specifics of your case. Only you're treating doc can make that judgement call. ...Read more

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Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Initially, yes: If POTS is due to dehydration, or if dehydration is contributing to blood pressure instability, then IV saline is a good starting point. However, if symptoms persist despite adequate (re-)hydration, then you have to look to medications — Florinef, (fludrocortisone) Midodrine — and other interventions (compression hose — it's actually the most effective in controlling POTS symptoms but people don't like to wear them ...Read more

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I think I may have POTS how do I get a doctor to listen?

I think I may have POTS how do I get a doctor to listen?

See a specialist: You might need to see a neurologist or cardiologist with tilt table testing ...Read more

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I have pots syndrome. I am wondering if it's linked to my sweating while I eat?

I have pots syndrome. I am wondering if it's linked to my sweating while I eat?

Posssible: It could be part of the syndrome due to excessive catecholamines because of anxiety and the klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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What is pots?

What is pots?

Definition: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This is when a person arises from supine to upright, the heart becomes very fast and low BP occurs, which is the main cause of the two is unsure as low BP does cause high heart rate as in dehydration and tachycardia causes lowering of bp. This is supposed to be an autonomic dysfunction though as in nerve response problem. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pots?

What are the symptoms of pots?

Heart symptoms-below: I assume you are talking about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This is a form of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Going from a lying down position to a standing position causes an exaggerated increase in heart rate. The symptoms include dizziness/lightheadedness and palpitations. There is a good summary on nih page: http://www.Ninds. Nih. Gov/index. Htm. Type in pots at search. ...Read more

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What is pots? How is it treated?

What is pots? How is it treated?

HR Fast Standing: POTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. "Syndrome" is important because is more than one disease the results in the same set of symptoms which are a rapid HR on standing, then sometimes dizziness, feeling faint, feeling shaky/tremulous, visual changes, throbbing in the head, weakness, chest discomfort & more. The tx depends on cause & can be simply time to cardiac procedures. ...Read more

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How is pots treated? Is it forever?

How is pots treated? Is it forever?

Prognosis is good: Most people with pots are doing better a year after diagnosis and eventually outgrow it. By one year 37% no longer have it. (mayo clinic proceedings 2012:87(8) 744-752.) treatment is: drink plenty of fluids every day, eat an unrestricted salt diet, wear support hose, get up slowly from lying down or sitting. If that fails to provide adequate relief, meds can be administered. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have both IST and POTS?

POTS: 25 F Singapore asks can I have both IST and POTS. And: different parts of the world use different abbreviations for illness. Please spell out or may be lost in translation. Also, list symptoms and signs. ...Read more

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What are the key differences between POTS and IST?

What are the key differences between POTS and IST?

Basic differences...: POTS: Abnormally fast sinus rhythm at rest or minimal activity that accelerates beyond expectations and is out of proportion to physiologic necessity, not resulting from an explainable underlying cause. Diagnosed by exclusion. IST: Condition of orthostatic intolerance leading to abnormal increase in heart rate with change in position. Diagnosed with tilt table. ...Read more

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How can I minimize scrubbing on burnt pots and pans?

How can I minimize scrubbing on burnt pots and pans?

Medical question?: Doctors have to wash dishes as much as anybody else, but this question is not our best expertise. Still, one can soak burnt pots & pans in hot water and soap to see if the burnt food loosens up. If this doesn't work you need to scrub -- or consult with someone more informed about kitchen cleaning ideas. Good luck and happy cooking. ...Read more

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How are you suppose to treat hyperadrenergic pots?

How are you suppose to treat hyperadrenergic pots?

Hard to control: Pots can be a challenge. Avoiding dehydration & unnecessary stimulants (like caffeine or nicotine) can be helpful. Aerobic lower extremity exercises or compression hose can help. Meds may include fludrocortisone, ssri antidepressants, Clonidine (an alpha2 adrenergic agent), Labetalol (an alpha1/beta blocker) or even Methyldopa may be effective. May require multiple tries to find a good approach. ...Read more

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If someone has hyperadrenal pots what is the prognosis?

If someone has hyperadrenal pots what is the prognosis?

Often fairly good: Often the prognosis is pretty good. It typically takes months. Part of the future depends upon why the person got pots, though. ...Read more

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I have pots. How can I live normally & continue with this syndrome?

I have pots. How can I live normally & continue with this syndrome?

Neurology consult: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is livable. A neurologist can evaluate your condition, make suggestions such as elastic compression stockings and/or medications to manage symptoms, and refer to other specialists as appropriate. Do put your feet up above heart level for 10-20 minutes 3 or more times a day. Aerobic exercise promotes healthy blood return to the heart. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any new study on POTS syndrome? We need help what can be done to heal? Horrible syndrome!

Any new study on POTS syndrome? We need help what can be done to heal? Horrible syndrome!

POTS syndrome: POTS syndrome is a difficult condition to treat. Treatments include increased fluid, compression stockings and medications like beta blockers, Florinef (fludrocortisone) etc. one recent study suggests melatonin may help. See: Cardiovasc Ther. 2014 Jun;32(3):105-12. Doi: 10.1111/1755-5922.12067. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me general symptoms of pots and what tests are undergone in order to diagnose it?

POTS: Read this wiki for lots of information about pots:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with POTS about 4 months ago and I keep getting weird symptoms pop up. Can it be from POTS?

I was diagnosed with POTS about 4 months ago and I keep getting weird symptoms pop up. Can it be from POTS?

POTS is one of a: Number of autonomic dysfunctions and can be variably affected by your level of hydration and vascular volume. This can result in variability and severity of your symptoms as well as other autonomic manifestations. Discuss your concerns with your health care provider who has your full medical history. ...Read more

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Can pots ever go away? I got it 8 months ago at the age of 24? Ever heard of it going away? Just curious?

It depends: The prognosis depends on the etiology, if it occurred after a viral episode, around 50% of patients recover in 2–5 years. Prognosis is good in adolescent patients. In the majority >90% respond to a combination of physical methods as well as pharmacotherapy. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with pots syndrome. I want to do a science experiment with this, what could I experiment with pots?

Not a good idea to: Experiment with yourself. See this site for more information on this syndrome.
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/postural_tachycardia_syndrome/postural_tachycardia_syndrome.htm. ...Read more

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I almost pass out this morning in public I had to lay down quickly is there something else that can help me with pots?

I almost pass out this morning in public I had to lay down quickly is there something else that can help me with pots?

Yes: I assume you are already seeing a provider for this and are on medications. Thigh high compression stockings are useful in some people with POTS. ...Read more

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