The study revealed that both saline and ORS are effective in the short term treatment of OI. However, the ORS, with it's combination of sugars, potassium and sodium, was proven to be even more effective than the saline. While simple sodium can help raise blood volume, ORS still seems to be the better option, according to this study. Better yet, ORS is readily available, as well as affordable and it doesn't require a visit to an infusion center or the use of ports and is obviously much less invasive, providing fewer risks than any venipuncture.
Putting together a few more pieces of the dysautonomia puzzle, from the imporatance of electrolyte supplementation regardless of medications and the need to vary the amount based on activity levels.
This post was recently reviewed for accuracy and updated on 4/10/19 Head pain is an incredibly common problem for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I have struggled with head pain for so many years that I found it almost impossible to accurately identify where it hurt whenever I was examined by a neurologist. My head hurt … Continue reading Chronic Head Pain in EDS
A presentation on the diagnosis and treatment of the most common forms of dysautonomia in ME/CFS, EDS and Fibromyaliga; POTS and NMH; including practical tips you can take advantage of at home.
After reading and researching the Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) trial being conducted at New York Medical College, I decided to share with my doctor what I know about ORS and asked him if he felt comfortable with me giving it a try now, since we’ve had no real luck solving my own problems with Orthostatic … Continue reading Managing OI with ORS