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    Mayo Clinic Minute: What is POTS?

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For people with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), everyday tasks can be daunting. Symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness and stomach problems greatly impact quality of life. Patients with POTS may look healthy, but they say they feel terrible, making it hard for other people to understand. POTS falls under the category of disease called dysautonomia, and October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Jeremy Cutsforth-Gregory about POTS. He explains how one simple test can diagnose the condition and how treatment can improve symptoms.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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