POTS and Long COVID: Exploring the Link
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects many people, particularly women, and is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed. It can cause a range of symptoms, including:
- Rapid heart rate, particularly upon standing.
Recently, there has been increasing attention on POTS in connection to long COVID, a condition where symptoms persist even after the acute phase of COVID-19 infection.
According to a recent article in The Washington Post, POTS can occur because of a viral infection, such as COVID-19. While the exact mechanism is not yet understood, it is believed that the immune response to the virus can trigger inflammation and damage to the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate and blood pressure.
In some cases, POTS can be temporary and resolve on its own, but for many people, it can be a chronic and debilitating condition. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.
The connection between POTS and long COVID is still being studied, but researchers are beginning to understand that some people with long COVID may be experiencing symptoms related to POTS. These symptoms can include:
- Heart palpitations.
If you are experiencing symptoms of POTS or long COVID, it is important to seek medical attention from a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable about these conditions. Treatment options for POTS can include medications to regulate heart rate and blood pressure, as well as lifestyle changes such as:
- Increasing salt and fluid intake
- Engaging in a regular exercise routine.
While POTS and long COVID can be challenging to manage, there is hope for those who are affected by these conditions. By working closely with a healthcare provider and making necessary lifestyle changes, it is possible to improve symptoms and enhance overall quality of life.
Click here to see the full scientific article from The Washington Post.
Interested in making your nervous system healthy? Click here to order B-Supreme as a dietary supplement from the Asher Longevity Institute website.