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What is the effect of smoking pot around toddlers?

What is the effect of smoking pot around toddlers?

Illness: Smoking around infants and young children is healthy. It is known that there is increased risk of ear infections, uri's, pneumonia, asthma and other illnesses. Long term effects can be scarring and damage to the lungs. Do all you can to protect anyone exposed to second hand smoke. ...Read more

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I need a good specialist for pots. Was diagnosed last year, moved to central in, have appts in tn comic.G up. Anyone closer -- even farther if better?

I need a good specialist for pots. Was diagnosed last year, moved to central in, have appts in tn comic.G up. Anyone closer -- even farther if better?

Vanderbilt: I think the leading center in the world for pots is the autonomic dysfunction center at vanderbilt university. They described several genetic causes. http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=adc i am not affiliated with them, but i believe all patients need a referral note from their physician. Hope this helps. ...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?

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 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 everyday, 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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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