Understanding POTS Disease and How Singapore Chiropractic Can Help

POTS, or Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, is a condition that affects many individuals in Singapore and around the world. It is a condition that involves an increased heart rate and a range of symptoms that occur when a person stands up from a seated or lying position. POTS can be a debilitating condition that can impact a person’s quality of life, making it important to understand what it is and what treatments are available.

This article will help you understand this condition better and the improvement we see at our Singapore Chiropractic centre.

     What is POTS disease? 

POTS is a form of dysautonomia, a disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is responsible for regulating many functions in the body, including heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. In individuals with POTS, the autonomic nervous system does not function properly, leading to symptoms such as an increased heart rate and blood pressure, dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when standing up.

The exact cause of POTS is not known, but it is believed to be related to several factors, including a family history of the condition, underlying medical conditions such as Lyme disease or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and previous viral infections.

Women are more likely to develop POTS, and the condition is often diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 15 and 50.

     Symptoms of POTS disease

The symptoms of POTS can be diverse and can vary from person to person. Some common symptoms include:

  • Rapid heart rate: One of the most common symptoms of POTS is an increased heart rate of more than 30 beats per minute when standing up.
  • Dizziness: Many individuals with POTS experience dizziness or lightheadedness when standing up.
  • Fatigue: Fatigue is a common symptom of POTS and can range from mild to severe.
  • Fainting: Fainting is a rare but possible symptom of POTS, and it can occur when a person stands up too quickly.
  • Headaches: Headaches can be a symptom of POTS, and they can range from mild to severe.
  • Nausea: Nausea is another common symptom of POTS, and it can be accompanied by vomiting.
  • Sweating: Excessive sweating is a common symptom of POTS and can be accompanied by flushing of the skin.

     Diagnosis of POTS disease 

Diagnosing POTS can be challenging, as the symptoms are often similar to those of other conditions, such as anxiety and panic disorders. However, there are several tests that can help diagnose POTS, including:

  • Tilt table test: This test involves lying down on a table that can be tilted upright. The individual’s heart rate and blood pressure are measured, and the table is tilted to a standing position. If the individual’s heart rate increases by more than 30 beats per minute, it is indicative of POTS.
  • Blood tests: Blood tests can help diagnose POTS by measuring the levels of hormones that regulate the autonomic nervous system, such as norepinephrine and cortisol.
  • Heart rate variability test: This test involves measuring the variation in the individual’s heart rate over time.

    Treatment for POTS disease

Treatment for POTS typically involves managing symptoms and finding ways to reduce the impact of the condition on a person’s life. Some common treatments include:

  • Medications: Medications such as beta-blockers, fludrocortisone, and pyridostigmine can help manage symptoms of POTS.
  • Lifestyle changes: Making changes to a person’s lifestyle, including diet, exercise, sleep, water quality and managing stress have been shown to help with POTS
  • Chiropractic: Chiropractic patients, particularly those under Upper Cervcal Chiropractic care, report improvements in POTS symptoms and a return to normal activities

    Chiropractic helps POTS?

Chiropactors specialise in correcting Subluxations in the nerve system. These Subluxations can inteferfere with normal functions, resulting in symptoms and condiions, such as POTS. By restoring normal function the body can reduce the symptoms and patients are able to Take Their Lives Back.  Ensure to find an upper cervical chiropractic care specialist that you feel comfortable with and trust to support you and your family.

Make sure they are knowledgeable about your case, giving you lots of information about WHY this started, HOW they will help and WHAT to do in the future to prevent re-occurrences.

Top tip: ask yourself these 3 questions: Is this someone I want to come back to see? Is this someone I want my family to see? Is this someone I will recommend to other family members and friends?

Read about the Best Chiropractors in Singapore, here.

Difficult to pick a Chiropractor?

Have further questions? Feel free to contact us via 8438 9550 or help@vitalitychiropracticcentres.com, or comment on Facebook or Instagram.

Since 2013, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, DC. Shaan Rai  has helped patients achieve greater health, relocating to Singapore in 2016 and founding Vitality Chiropractic Centres. He has an impressive track record in providing relief and solutions for people who experience nerve system problems, such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo or neurological conditions.

Take your life back.

For a Complimentary, no-obligation call with the Chiropractor or to book a Consultation, call +65 8438 9550 or email help@vitalitychiropracticcentres.com to find out if we can help you at our Chiropractic Clinic in Singapore.

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Shaan Rai (Chiropractic, Singapore)

Shaan (UK) is based in Singapore. He is a GCC registered Singapore Chiropractor, completing a 5 year course at AECC, attaining his Masters in Chiropractic. His career has been specialised in neurological cases, such as migraines and vertigo. He is the Chairman for Outreach and Charity for Alliance of Chiropractic (AoC) and is a founder of Vitality Chiropractic Singapore and the NeuroPro method, combining Upper Cervical techniques with Functional Neurology Rehab.

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