Earlier last month Dr. Santa Maria sat down with Health Advocate and Dysautonomia patient, Ilana Jacqueline, to discuss Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Questions were sent in during the previous weeks by patients from all over the world. The just-under-an-hour program answers all your questions on everything from medications and treatments to saline therapy and Gastroparesis.
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You'll be able to submit all your questions. We'll answer as many questions as we can in the hour and a half, free, online webinar. Whether it's questions on medication, new treatment, research, or just managing day-to-day symptoms feel free to send your questions directly to PotsResearchGroup@Yahoo.com with the subject "QUESTION" in the email.
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One of the major symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is something called heat intolerance. Many POTS patients can’t regulate their body’s core temperature, causing periods of excessive heat to induce fainting, nausea, and extreme dehydration. As the summer begins, make sure to read over these few tips on how to protect yourself from heat.
We aim for these meetings to be informative, giving you the latest updates on research and studies. We also discuss different treatment options (medications, therapies) and take time for patients to be able to ask their questions to both the group and Dr. Santa Maria and to get feedback. Though Dr. Santa Maria is humbled and happy to accept new patients to his own practice, he knows that not all POTS patients can make it to his location on a regular basis. So this is a great opportunity to share information, get physician recommendations, collect resources on hospital and school protocols to bring back to your own physician.