Guide to POTS

Hoping this makes a confusing chronic illness diagnosis easier

Common Comorbidities

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I can only speak to my own experience and hope that gives you some insight into what POTS is and how it can affect you or the people around you.

What is a comorbidity?

A comorbidity is an illness or diagnosis that happens simultaneously with one illness or diagnosis. For example if you have pneumonia and also have strep throat then you have 2 comorbidities, if you have pneumonia get better and then get strep afterwards you have 2 different illnesses and no comorbidities. 

What comorbidities are common with POTS?

There are around 11 comorbidities that are common with POTS:

Just to be clear you might have more comorbidities than is on this list, I do. I also have eczema, colloquial hives, psoriasis and often more. If I have one of the comorbidities above I linked to a different post on this website or I have linked them to a medical site.

I have have been tested for each and every one of these comorbidities at one point in my life, if not more than once and done countless research for each one or at least my mom did when I was younger. It never hurts to get checked but I’ve found I’ve just collected comorbidities and none of them have made me feel better.

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