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    What is POTS?

    A Common Form Of Dysautonomia.

    POTS is a condition of the autonomic nervous system which largely affects women of child-bearing age but can be experienced by both men and women of any age.

    The autonomic nervous system controls many of the ‘unconscious’ functions of the body including:

    • Heart rate and blood pressure regulation
    • Bladder regulation
    • Gut movement and digestion
    • Sweating
    • Temperature control
    • Stress responses (fight or flight)

    This explains why those with POTS often present with a vast array of seemingly unrelated symptoms such as fatigue, headache, gut disturbance, dizziness, pain, poor concentration and light-headedness.

    POTS is associated with high levels of social, economic and health burden.  Many who experience the condition, find it difficult to work, engage in social activities or attend school. 25% of POTS patients report having to stop work or education due to the impact of the condition on their health.  Despite this, many still report a significant delay in diagnosis.

    Australian POTS Foundation

    Currently, there is no drug approved by the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme in Australia for the management of POTS.  Leaving many with the condition, in the difficult position of not being able to afford treatment.

    Please help us to make a change for the better and provide a brighter future for those living with POTS, through improving education, advocacy and research.

    Our Mission

    A brighter future for those living with POTS,
    through advocacy, support and research.

    Australian POTS Foundation

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    Help us to raise awareness of this debilitating condition in Australia. Your support will touch many lives by helping the medical community better understand, diagnose, treat and manage POTS.

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