A new study published by Nature Cardiovascular Research states that POTS is now linked to “long covid” and is now a side effect that can be caused by the vaccine itself. You can read more on the published study here; POTS, a debilitating heart condition, is linked to COVID and, to a lesser degree, vaccines
What is POTS?
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that causes a number of symptoms when you transition from lying down to standing up, such as a fast heart rate, dizziness and fatigue. While there’s no cure, several treatments and lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms of POTS.
Each word of “postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome” has a meaning:
- Postural: Related to the position of your body.
- Orthostatic: Related to standing upright.
- Tachycardia: A heart rate over 100 beats per minute.
- Syndrome: A group of symptoms that happen together.
Normally, your body’s autonomic nervous system balances your heart rate and blood pressure to keep your blood flowing at a healthy pace, no matter what position your body is in. If you have POTS, your body can’t coordinate the balancing act of blood vessel constriction (squeezing) and heart rate response. This means that your body can’t keep your blood pressure steady and stable. This causes a variety of symptoms.
Each case of POTS is different. People with POTS may see symptoms come and go over a period of years. In most cases, with adjustments in diet, medications and physical activity, a person with POTS will experience an improvement in their quality of life.
What causes POTS?
Researchers arent sure yet what exactly causes POTS. Currently, they think there are multiple causes, which they’ve grouped into different subtypes of POTS. But, with new research being unveiled, we now know that the covid-19 vaccine is infact linked to POTS.
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Who does POTS affect?
Newly emerging research from Nature Cardiovascular Research Group shows that POTS is much more common among women than men. Which you can see below.
Is POTS a serious condition?
While POTS isnt life threatening, it can greatly interfere with daily living and tasks.