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If you don't feel well when upright: manage & check for POTS

Many folks, including those recovering from Covid, report that their symptoms get worse when sitting or standing. They may be experiencing a phenomenon called Orthostatic Intolerance, or OI. Sometimes, OI is caused by Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, also known as POTS. There are other related conditions, such as OCHOS. I'll post more about these syndromes soon. In the meantime, you can use these guidelines to help determine if you have OI -- and possibly to get some degree of relief. How to manage & check for POTS syndrome There are some practical things you can do to manage POTS and orthostatic syndromes. In a nutshell, you need to encourage increased bloodflow to your upper body and brain. Everyone's a little different. "Trial-and-error" may be the best way to identify which ones work best for you. Check with your doctor before making any major changes. 1. Increase fluid and salt intake Increase fluid and salt intake to increase blood volume, ensuring

A Practical Guide to Long Haul Covid

Blogger Anisha Sekar nails it in  A Practical Guide to Long-Haul Covid . It's "a practical description of what has and hasn’t worked for me as I continue to battle long Covid." And it aligns quite closely with my own experience.