POTS, or postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, is a condition in which too little blood returns to the heart when moving from a lying down to a standing up position. The decrease in blood flow causes the heart to beat faster. Most people affected are women between the ages of 15 and 50.
Signs and symptoms of POTS include
Other associated symptoms can include a
- decreased ability or inability to exercise,
- racing pulse or fast heart rate,
- anxiety, or
- blurred vision.
Cause of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
The exact cause of POTS is not fully understood, but the signs and symptoms often start after a viral infection, surgery, or trauma.
Other postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome symptoms
- Blurred Vision
- Decreased Ability or Inability to Exercise
- Feeling Lightheaded When Going from a Reclining to a Standing Position
- Racing Pulse or Fast Heart Rate