POTS Treatment & Information in Dallas, TX

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

(POTS) is a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in heart rate upon standing up, along with a variety of symptoms. While the specific symptoms can vary between individuals, here are some common symptoms associated with POTS:


A rapid heart rate is a hallmark symptom of POTS. The heart rate may increase by at least 30 beats per minute (or reach a heart rate of over 120 beats per minute) within 10 minutes of standing up or assuming an upright posture.

Orthostatic Intolerance:

Symptoms that occur when standing up or being in an upright position. These may include lightheadedness, dizziness, feeling faint, or a sensation of blood pooling in the lower extremities.


Persistent or excessive fatigue that is not alleviated by rest and can be debilitating.


 Awareness of the heartbeat, irregular heart rhythms, or a pounding sensation in the chest

Exercise Intolerance

Difficulty with physical exertion, leading to increased heart rate, fatigue, and sometimes a significant decline in overall function.

Cognitive and Mental Health Symptoms

Brain fog, difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly, memory problems, anxiety, and depression.

Gastrointestinal Symptoms

Nausea, bloating, abdominal pain, and changes in bowel habits.


Frequent headaches, including migraines, are commonly reported by individuals with POTS.

Sleep Disturbances

Poor sleep quality, insomnia, or excessive daytime sleepiness individuals with POTS

Temperature Regulation Issues

Fluctuations in body temperature, intolerance to heat or cold, excessive sweating, or a decreased ability to sweat.