I noticed an article today on my school's web page about a girl in our school with POTS syndrome. The article is here:
I previously didn't know anything about POTS. Apparently it has only been recognized as a syndrome for ten to fifteen years. The medical community doesn't know what causes it or how to treat it. Another strange thing about is that most teens "grow-out" of it around 18-22 years of age but some people have "adult" forms of it.
Diabetes and heart disease are conditions that simply don't exist in people living in paleo/primal and biologically natural environments. Could POTS syndrome be another disease that can be cured by adopting a paleo lifestyle?
Here is a Mayo Clinic primer on POTS Syndrome:
Here is the story of the girl at my school who suffer(ed) from POTS:
That's some great information. It reminds me of a friend of mine who is 27 but complains about a lot of those symptoms quite often (two-three times per week).
Yes, I also sent it to my 30-something friend (there is apparently an adult version that affects 30 - 50 yr olds).
Interesting: "Cragun said that no other student has come to Disability Resources with POTS, but that she isn't surprised when a new condition pops up. "We work with students with a whole variety of conditions and it's seems like more and more students, like Megan, are coming to college with conditions that are not so common," she said."
We keep seeing a WHOLE NEW crop of 'conditions' and/ or diseases as time marches on. To me, this screams "Modern nutrition AND medicine have gone very wrong!".
Also, the doctor at the Mayo Clinic said they are finding that Beta blockers are rather successful at greatly reducing the severity of symptoms (reducing dizziness by restricting arteries. Does anyone know anything about Beta blockers?