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Two Week Out-Of-Town Treatment Program

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About Our POTS Treatment Program

The POTS and Dysautonomia Treatment Center offers patients collaborative, alternative care aimed at treating the whole person, not just the disorder. Our team consists of a psychophysiologist, an internal medicine doctor, clinical health psychologist, and a registered dietitian who work with you to provide compassionate care through a full range of services. We want patients to leave our program able to live longer, healthier, more enriched lives. 
 
For more information on our treatment go to: Treatment Options.

POTS Treatment - POTS Symptoms - DysautonomiaWhat is POTS?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is not a specific disease but a syndrome which is a collection of symptoms. It is clinically defined as a heart rate increase of 30 beats per minute or more from the lying down to the standing position within 10 minutes or less. The diagnosis for POTS is usually established when a patient fails the Tilt Table Test: patients usually experience extremely rapid heart rate increase (Tachycardia) over 100 bpm and/or have significant changes in blood pressure. Some patients pass out (syncope). The reason for this problem is a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (dysautonomia).

POTS symptoms are widespread and can vary from day-to-day, because the autonomic nervous system plays an extensive role in regulating functions throughout the body.

Common Symptoms of POTS

  • orthostatic intolerance
  • light/noise sensitivity
  • tachycardia
  • bradycardia
  • headaches
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • exercise intolerance
  • chest pain
  • gastrointestinal issues
  • shortness of breath
  • insomnia
  • blurry vision
  • joint/muscle pain
  • tingling in the legs
  • feelings of heat
  • sweating
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea
  • menstrual irregularities
  • fainting
  • thermoregulatory issues
  • tremors
  • low mood
  • brain fog
  • frequent urination
  • anxiety
  • cognitive impairment
  • seizures/convulsion
  • adrenaline rush
 

POTS Treatment - POTS Symptoms - Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Systems - Fight or Flight ResponsePOTS & Dysautonomia Treatment

The goal of this program is to gain control of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and thereby directly addressing the dysautonomia. When a person has dysautonomia, symptoms are caused by an overactive sympathetic nervous system (they are stuck in “fight or flight” mode).  This program uses techniques to engage the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response) which promotes greater balance within the ANS and lessens symptoms. This is done without medication and is therefore more appropriate for these patients, since they tend to have difficulties with taking medication. Patients are eventually able to re-establish an automatic thermostat within their body that controls their bodily functions. Advanced technology has made it possible to train the brain to self regulate and balance the ANS.

Program Procedures:

  • Regulation of Heart Rate
  • Education
  • Biofeedback
  • Counseling
  • Physiological Stress Management
  • Relaxation Training
  • Nutrition
  • Better Sleep
  • Exercise Management

POTS Treatment Programs:

Patients travel to the center for two weeks to attend the the two week accelerated program. The program is Monday-Friday, and sessions last 3-6 hours per day, depending on the program chosen. For more information click here: Treatment Options.