Approach to Orthostatic Intolerance Presented by Melissa Cortez, DO presented at the Bateman Horne Center on April 6, 2016.
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This is a very interesting presentation on one of my favorite subjects of late, Orthostatic Intolerance (OI). Dr. Cortez explains in detail how NMH and POTS effects the body, how they are properly diagnosed, some conditions that need to first be ruled out to properly diagnose OI, and the best known ways to treat each kind. The presentation itself is only about 40 minutes long and it’s well worth the time. Dr. Cortez lays it all out in mostly easy to understand laymen’s terms.
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You can view the presentation slides here. If you don’t feel like viewing the entire presentation, here are some of the most helpful slides from the presentation:
Since it is not made clear on this last slide, I wanted to note this exercise regimen is specific to POTS ONLY. Exercise is NOT RECOMMENDED for NMH and can be prohibitive with NMH. For full details on these slides, please view the video. Thank you!