UMD Student Helps Mayo Clinic With POTS Awareness

Posted on October 8th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

UMD junior Megan Huseby has a syndrome unknown to most people. Only five years ago, the Mayo Clinic's Dr.pt-megan-huseby Phillip Fischer diagnosed Huseby with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or POTS. It affects one out of 100 young people, and it is estimated that over 100,000 Americans have it…

 

How do you know if you have POTS? The symptoms include nausea, weakness, extreme fatigue, migraines, blurry vision, forgetfulness, low blood pressure, and insomnia. The most distinctive symptoms are dizziness and fainting when one stands up. Before the Mayo Clinic successfully diagnosed Huseby with POTS, uninformed doctors told her that her symptoms were caused by stress, allergies, or other health factors.

 

University of Minnesota Duluth, 10/6/09

Tags: Cardiology, Pediatrics, POTS - Postural orthostatis Tachycardia Syndrome

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