POTS: An autonomic disorder in Lyme disease patients
https://danielcameronmd.com/pots-and-lyme-disease/What exactly is POTS – postural tachycardia syndrome?
The symptoms of POTS are extensive. “POTS is an autonomic disorder characterized by symptoms such as palpitations, dyspnea, chest discomfort, lightheadedness, nausea, blurred vision, chronic fatigue, sleeping abnormalities, migraines, hypermobile joints, abdominal pain, irritable bowel, and bladder symptoms as well affecting various systems,” writes Tahir.
Autonomic dysfunction has been described in other disorders “such as cerebrovascular disease, movement disorders, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and peripheral neuropathies,”2 explains Xiong et al.
There are a range of pathophysiologic changes in POTS. “POTS has heterogeneous pathophysiology, including excessive sympathetic stimulation, defective peripheral autonomic function, hypovolemia, or autoimmune dysfunction,” writes Tahir.
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Symptoms of POTS often overlap with those found in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Wells and colleagues did not discuss POTS and its association with Lyme disease.