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Postural Orthostatic Hypotension Syndrome (POTS) in a Lyme disease treatment image from Marty Ross MD

In this video article Marty Ross MD describes how to diagnose and manage POTS in Lyme disease with natural medicines and prescriptions. The full name of POTS is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. In this article I review steps to manage this problem. 

What is POTS?

POTS is a dysfunction of the regulation of heart rate and blood pressure causing racing heart, low blood pressure, fainting and near fainting, poor exercise tolerance, and fatigue. In Lyme disease it is caused by Lyme infection of a nerve called the vagal nerve. Babesia infection can also causes this type of dysfunction. The vagal nerve is one of twelve cranial nerves that regulates the adrenaline and anti-adrenaline system of the body. The vagal nerve regulates blood pressure and heart rate.

Marty Ross MD On POTS in Lyme Disease

This video was recorded during Conversations with Marty Ross MD in March 2018 while Dr. Ross practiced in Seattle, Washington.

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POTS In Lyme Treatments in Video

  • Treat Lyme and Babesia if present.
  • Natural treatments mentioned include salt, support stockings, and ashwagandha.
  • Prescription medicines mentioned include Effexor, Zoloft, Toprol, Atenolol, Midodrine, and Florinef.


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About The Author

Marty Ross, MD is a passionate Lyme disease educator and clinical expert. He helps Lyme sufferers and their physicians see what really works based on his review of the science and extensive real-world experience. Dr. Ross is licensed to practice medicine in Washington State (License: MD00033296) where he has treated thousands of Lyme disease patients in his Seattle practice.

Marty Ross, MD is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency. He is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS), The Institute for Functional Medicine, and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

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