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.
Written by Capricious Lestrange for The Unchargeables October 2, 2018 and reprinted with permission. The original can be found here: Dysautonomia and Achieving a Better Quality of Life Through Exercise - The Unchargeables Did you know that regular exercise can actually improve the symptoms and quality of life for POTS patients more effectively than a … Continue reading Dysautonomia and Achieving a Better Quality of Life Through Exercise – The Unchargeables
Exercise is essential to caring for conditions like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and POTS. In EDS, building muscle can reduce subluxations and dislocations, improve proprioception and reduce injury. In POTS, a safe building up of strengthening and cardio can reduce overall symptoms by increasing blood volume and circulation. In both of these conditions which often run … Continue reading Organizing Your Fitness Routine
Editor's Note: This post was last checked and updated 414/19. Thank you. I’m finally going in for autonomic testing. When I first went to my vascular cardiologist, he didn’t want to bother, because my symptoms were so pronounced that he felt he should just treat me for them. Since my symptoms haven’t been responding as … Continue reading Autonomic Testing Jitters
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.