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Gravity-induced exercise intervention in an individual with CFS/ME & PTS: a case report

Gravity-induced exercise intervention in an individual with chronic fatigue syndrome/ myalgic encephalomyeltis and postural tachycardia syndrome: a case report, by Robert Ballantine, Victoria Strassheim, Julia Newton in International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 2019 vol 26,#5   Abstract: Background/Aims Chronic … Continue reading

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Low sensitivity of abbreviated tilt table testing for diagnosing postural tachycardia syndrome in adults with ME/CFS

Low sensitivity of abbreviated tilt table testing for diagnosing postural tachycardia syndrome in adults with ME/CFS, by C (Linda) M van Campen, Peter C Rowe and Frans C Visser in Front. Pediatr., 16 November 2018 Introduction: Orthostatic intolerance is common among … Continue reading

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Skin conditions in POTS are common and diverse

Research abstract: Background and Purpose: Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a syndrome of orthostatic intolerance in the setting of excessive tachycardia with orthostatic challenge, and these symptoms are relieved when recumbent. Apart from symptoms of orthostatic intolerance, there are many … Continue reading

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Sleep disturbance in POTS

Many patients with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) suffer from fatigue, daytime sleepiness and sleeping disturbances. The objective of this study was to compare subjective and objective sleep quality of PoTS patients with a group of healthy controls. All Patients completed … Continue reading

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Reduced blood flow following reduced nitrergic nitric oxide in POTS

Abstract Cognitive deficits are characteristic of postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Intact nitrergic nitric oxide (NO) is important to cerebral blood flow (CBF) regulation, to neurovascular coupling, and to cognitive efficacy. POTS patients often experience defective (NO) mediated vasodilation caused by … Continue reading

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One third of ME patients could have POTS

A third of the people who believe they have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME, may be suffering from a treatable illness, a professor claims. There is currently no medication for ME, which is characterised by fatigue, muscle aches and memory … Continue reading

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POTS affects mostly young women

Abstract Objective To examine a large UK cohort of patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), to compare demographic characteristics, symptoms and treatment of PoTS at one centre compared to the largest patient group PoTS UK and to verify if their … Continue reading

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Blood flow increases in the brain in POTS

Abstract Decreased upright cerebral blood flow (CBF) with hyperpnea and hypocapnia is seen in a minority of patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS). More often, CBF is not decreased despite upright neurocognitive dysfunction. This may result from time-dependent changes in … Continue reading

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Brain fog due to reduced blood flow in CFS

Abstract Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is defined as greater than 6 months of persistent fatigue that is experienced physically and cognitively. The cognitive symptoms are generally thought to be a mild cognitive impairment, but individuals with CFS subjectively describe them … Continue reading

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Autoimmune basis for Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Abstract BACKGROUND Patients with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) have exaggerated orthostatic tachycardia often following a viral illness, suggesting autoimmunity may play a pathophysiological role in POTS. We tested the hypothesis that they harbor functional autoantibodies to adrenergic receptors (AR). METHODS … Continue reading

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