Resources for Autonomic Dysfunction & POTS

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About Autonomic Dysfunction and POTS

  • Autonomic dysfunction and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) are conditions that disrupt the normal control of blood flow and blood pressure in the body.
  • Symptoms include dizziness, nausea, fatigue, palpitations and shortness of breath. There may also be symptoms within all the organs that typically operate without our conscious input—like digestion.
  • A sense of well-being is altered.
  • In POTS, blood flow decreases and heart rate increases as the body attempts to compensate.
  • Connective tissue laxity is usual in autonomic dysfunction. In some cases, antibodies against the autonomic receptors may play a role.

There is hope. Autonomic dysfunction is treatable.

  • Treatment involves measures to increase blood volume and flow—like increasing fluids and using compression hose.
  • Medications to increase blood volume and flow and control heart rate can be game changers.

Seek out a healthcare provider knowledgeable about these conditions and their management. Investing time and effort in finding the proper support can make all the difference on the journey to improved health and well-being.

Online Courses

Self-Study Course
Pathways to Improvement

Learn to take charge of your health to help you feel and live better. There are strategies you can use to improve your autonomic dysfunction today.
Self-management works!

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Live Online Mentorship
Pathways In Action

Learn to individualize and optimize your self-management with support from a mentor and small group. Ask your questions about autonomic dysfunction and what you can do to improve it.

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Membership to Live Sessions
Live! with Dr. Stein

Evidence-based presentations and Q&A with Dr. Stein. Credible, science-based, and cutting edge information about how to live longer and healthier.

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Webinars (recordings)

Managing Orthostatic Intolerance (OI)

Dr. Peter Rowe discusses the common types of OI (including POTS), the main clinical features, practical ways to reduce symptoms, and both lifestyle and medical management options.

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Breathe Well, Be Well

Jessica De Mars, respiratory physiotherapist, explains what air hunger is—the feeling of not getting enough air into the lungs—and teaches relaxed, effortless breathing to optimize your health.

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Vagus Nerve

Dr. Navaz Habib explains how the vagus nerve controls essential body functions like breathing and inflammation. He shares simple exercises to activate the vagus nerve and improve your health.

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Books

Let Your Light Shine Through
In this manual, Dr. Stein shares the strategies she has found to be the most successful for patients in her 35-year medical practice working with ME, CFS, FM, ES, chronic pain, and more recently, long Covid. Readers are guided through a 260-page, 4-month program specific to these conditions. Let Your Light Shine Through is filled with practical, no-to-low-cost management suggestions, tools and resources. Formats available: hardcopy coil-bound and digital download. 

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More Light

Building upon Let Your Let Shine Through, More Light contains up-to-date, science-based information, clinical approaches, and affordable interventions that you can do on your own. Currently, only individual chapters are available at affordable prices. Choose the subjects tailored specifically to your health needs. Current topics are Self-management, Diagnosis, Biology of Change, Sleep, and Energy and Activity.

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