Mini-Series 2.1. POTS: The Syndrome, Not the Disease

To clarify, we are talking about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Not the disease. And certainly not pottery. POTS is a condition that millions of Americans today face, and 80% of those with POTS are women!! An absolutely crazy number because we aren’t even really sure why it affects so many women in comparison to men. Join us this week to learn a little more about POTS and hear us share some personal POTS stories!

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