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2014-06-17 10:16:41

BMJ-British Medical Journal Symptoms can be severe and disabling, but frequently misdiagnosed and inconsistently treated A debilitating syndrome that causes an excessively rapid heartbeat on standing up, predominantly affects young well educated women, and blights their lives, because it is so poorly understood and inconsistently treated, reveals a small study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Postural tachycardia syndrome, or PoTS for short, is a by-product of orthostatic...

2012-08-13 14:48:54

A sedentary lifestyle is a common cause of obesity and excessive body weight and fat in turn are considered catalysts for diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems. But what if lack of exercise itself were treated as a medical condition? Mayo Clinic physiologist Michael Joyner, M.D. (http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/staff/joyner_mj.cfm), argues that it should be. His commentary is published this month in The Journal of Physiology...

2012-03-21 05:44:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- Are you at risk for developing heart failure? If you have hypotension, you may be! Heart failure affects 5.7 million people in the United States and caused over 281,000 deaths in 2008. Researchers found that there may be more of a connection between orthostatic hypotension and heart failure in people 45-55 years old bracket compared to those aged 56-64. High blood pressure, which was present in over half of people who developed heart failure, may be partially...

2011-06-21 02:00:20

An exercise training program worked better than a commonly used beta blocker, significantly improving "” even curing "” patients with a debilitating heart syndrome, according to research published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) "” called "The Grinch Syndrome" because most patients have a heart that's "two sizes too small" "” affects about 500,000 Americans, primarily young women. POTS is...

2008-11-26 16:26:25

Patients in a dentist's chair can experience dizziness, lightheadedness, palpitations, nausea, sweating and hyperventilation, a paper by a U.S. dentist said. Lead author Rubia Kapusta said both dentists and patients should be aware of the signs and be prepared for a condition known as vasovagal syncope, which is characterized by a loss of consciousness and muscle tone, which typically are preceded by non-specific symptoms that last anywhere from a few seconds to a minute. Any patient who...

2008-11-03 09:00:40

* Responders Demonstrated Mean Reduction in Symptomatic Score of 4.6 Units and Increase of 27mmHg in Standing Systolic Blood Pressure CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. (Nasdaq:CHTP) announced that data from the open-label titration portion of Chelsea's Phase III trial demonstrated patients treated with Droxidopa, a synthetic precursor to norepinephrine, showed a robust reduction in the severity of symptoms associated with...


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