POTS: Please Explain in Words I Understand!

What makes a complex subject like postural orthostatic, tachycardia syndrome (POTS) easy to understand?

For me, good intentions are a large part of the equation.

That’s one reason I had high hopes for a POTS explanation written by Dr. Marc Le Gras of the Pediatric Cardiology Center of Oregon. I mean, it’s a pediatric center—they HAVE to have easy-to-understand info, right?

Well… I think the intentions are good, but the actual piece needs work. Large blocks of small type intimidate me—and I’m a major reader!

HULU tv nbc scrubs reading POTS
Nothing like a good book. Source: www.giphy.com

But I really like the “real world” questions that break up the text somewhat. The one upside of small, dense blocks of type is that you can fit a lot of information on a page—and there really IS a lot of good information offered here. IMHO, it’s worth the time and difficulty to slog through the layout in search of the answers you need.

So if you’re confused about what POTS, what it looks like, how it can affect you, and the many different ways your doctors may approach treating it, keep this web page on your list of places to go for good information/education about POTS!



EmpatheticBadass is a young-at-heart writer from Ohio (Go, Bobcats & The Marching 110!)) who is passionate about being a voice for the patient perspective.

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