2 Powerful (And Natural) Ways to Reverse POTS Syndrome...


QUESTION:

What are some of the best natural remedies for POTS disease? Pharmaceuticals don't help and I hate the side effects.



ANSWER:

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS is a condition where the autonomic nervous system (the part of the nervous system responsible for controlling automated bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, and digestion) doesn't work properly. POTS sufferers may also have a heart muscle that's smaller than a non sufferers. This debilitating condition causes the heart to beat rapidly when standing up, however, this can usually be relieved quite quickly by the person lying down. Symptoms of POTS include... dizziness, light headedness, fatigue, inability to stand for extended periods of time and fainting.

POTS sufferers do not live a normal life and must always be careful of what day-to-day activities they perform. Fortunately, there are some excellent natural remedies for POTS that have been proven to reverse this condition. Here are the top 2 you might like to consider...


Natural Cure for POTS Syndrome #1... Regular Exercise: Yes I know, at first glance this seems to go against what you have probably been told you must avoid if you suffer from POTS. However, new research has been able to prove that the RIGHT type of exercise done in the RIGHT way can significantly relieve the symptoms of POTS and even "cure" this condition.

The study, published in "Hypertension: Journal of the American Medical Association" took 19 POTS sufferers (18 females and 1 male) and had them begin a 30 to 45 minute exercise session, two to four times per week, before gradually working them up to five to six hours of exercise each week.

Because POTS syndrome can cause dizziness and fatigue when standing upright, researchers had to work out a way to help sufferers exercise safely...

"The unique component is to start training in a recumbent (semi-reclining) position, which is important to those who can't tolerate standing. This strategy avoids the upright position that produces symptoms. We don't even let patients stand up to exercise for one or even two months," explained study organiser, Dr Benjamin Levine, who is also a professor of medicine and cardiology and distinguished professorship in exercise science at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The exercises performed all involved recumbent or sitting exercises such as cycling on a recumbent bike, swimming and rowing. "To maintain the benefits these patients will need to incorporate the training program into their everyday lives indefinitely" Dr Levine went on to say.

What was interesting about the study is that "every single POTS patient who completed the exercise regime showed an improvement in heart rate responses and over half - 53 percent - were actually cured of their POTS."

So if you suffer from POTS, simply follow the same exercise regimen as what was done in the study. You can read more about it here...

Natural Cure Discovered for Debilitating Heart Syndrome POTS.


Natural Remedy for POTS Syndrome #2... Raise Your Blood Pressure: Another cause of POTS syndrome is low blood pressure caused by blood vessels not being constricted enough (which causes a lack of blood flow to the brain when standing up). Certain foods and beverages are great for raising blood pressure and shrinking blood vessels. These include...

Coffee and Tea; Have a strong cup of tea or coffee every day to help raise your blood pressure.

Ginger; Ginger is excellent for constricting blood vessels. Make yourself a nice hot cup of ginger tea every day and use it in your cooking as much as possible.

Raisins; Raisins are a traditional Ayurvedic remedy for low blood pressure. Eat at least a handful each day.

Licorice Root; This herb is terrific for normalising low blood pressure and curing fatigue. Take 400-500 mg's of licorice root capsules every day for best results.

Salt; Salt is also extremely good for normalising blood pressure and shrinking blood vessels. The best (and healthiest) salt to use is Himalayan pink rock salt. This salt is not only high in sodium, it's also high in the other essential trace minerals that help to constrict blood vessels and increase blood flow to the brain. Mix one-half teaspoon of pink rock salt in a glass of warm water and drink down. Be sure to also use Himalayan pink rock salt to salt your food to taste and add to your cooking.

Drink Lots of Water; Dehydration definitely worsens the symptoms of POTS syndrome. So it's crucial that you keep yourself hydrated at all times. Aim to drink AT LEAST 2 liters of clean filtered water per day. And be sure to add a slice or two of fresh lemon to your water as well. Lemon juice is also extremely beneficial for POTS syndrome when caused by dehydration.


So hopefully these tips and home remedies help you out.

All the best to you!


Regards

Troy (Admin)



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Jul 27, 2017
I have a question?
by: Taylor

Hi! I love this article! It gives me so much hope. I just was curious... I struggle with stairs. Should I avoid them while trying to heal? Or will I still be able to heal doing this program. I go up the stairs all the time & I don't want it to affect the results. Also, with working out, I can work out standing. It's not as enjoyable but I can do it. If I can, does that mean I should? Is it still possible to cure this problem if I do standing workouts? I guess I don't understand how working out the way described heals and what additional protocols I should take. I tend to do everything wrong and need specifics for something to be effective, lol. Thanks so much for posting this article!!
Taylor

Jul 27, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Hi Taylor. Firstly, you're welcome. Hope the tips and remedies help you out. With climbing stairs, it's a good idea to try and avoid them if you can while healing, to give your body a break. If you can't then don't stress about this too much - your body will still heal (it's an amazingly resilient machine). If you can work out standing up then yes, certainly do this. The reason why researchers had study participants lie down to do their exercises is so that none passed out. Either way can be used and both are just as effective as each other.

Hope this helps.

All the best to you!

Sep 25, 2017
Exercise Regimen
by: Pam

What exactly was the exercise regimen? We were told about rowing, but is there a specific amount of time or way of doing these exercises? The article does not give specifics.

Sep 26, 2017
Reply to Pam
by: Troy

This abstract goes into the study more Pam...

Exercise in the Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

This exercise program is also proving to be highly effective for POTS sufferers...

Instructions for POTS Exercise Program.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

Nov 07, 2017
p.o.t.s.
by: Anonymous

Hallo,
ich versuche es mit dem Rosa Salz ,aber kann es sein dass es Übelkeit ervorbringt,wenn ich ein halbes Glas trinke, ich bin P.o.t.s. Patientin
und verzweifelt.
grüsse

(Hello,
I try it with the pink salt, but may it be nauseating if I drink half a glass, I am P.o.t. patient and desperate.
Regards)

Nov 08, 2017
Reply
by: Troy

Shouldn't be nauseating. Can certainly taste a bit salty though. You can always add a teaspoon of honey to make it more drinkable if you like. :)

Feb 08, 2018
Natural treatment for POTS
by: Paula Webb

Hi,

There are lots of natural remedies and self help measures that can improve your life with POTS. There's a great new support/info group on Facebook called Natural Treatment for POTS, which is full of ideas and tips. Come over and say hello at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NaturalTreatmentforPOTS/

Apr 18, 2018
Wow! This is great!
by: Rebecca

I was diagnosed with POTS in 2008 after having had spinal surgery in 2007. My problem was a mystery to the doctors until they finally put me on a tilt table and performed a tilt test. I didn't completely pass out but came awfully close. They were finally able to register my drastic drop in blood pressure. Anyway, my journey with POTS has been challenging to say the least. I am only on one med, a calcium blocker, but I still experience symptoms. Most recently, due to forgetting to take my BP pill, I found myself with sky high BP and blurry vision. It was like looking through a stain glass window. However, I have purchased a recumbent bike recently and realize after my most recent episode that I need to commit to riding the bike. I have experimented with a recumbent bike at the gym and I do feel better when I exercise verses not doing any exercise. I am active with daily activities, cleaning house, etc, but it's not enough. I remember back when yoga and Pilates was helping me feel much better too. So thank you for posting this article as it's given me determination and initiative to get back into a daily exercise program. Thank you so much!

Apr 19, 2018
Reply to Rebecca
by: Troy

You're very welcome Rebecca. Glad it's given you motivation to get back into your daily exercise regimen.

Good luck and all the best to you! :)

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