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    Where can one get tested for PoTs in Australia - Qld?

    Many tests and no answers, found PoTs site saw the symptoms and said "At last", would like to get tested.
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    My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    I understand that the Austin Hospital (Victoria) has staff who know about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. See http://www.austin.org.au/page?ID=567 .

    Perhaps you could contact them - they might be able to suggest somebody in Queensland who can help you.

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    Nathan Butler

    Exercise Physiologist

    Nathan Butler is an exercise physiologist and founder of the multi-disciplinary Active Health Clinic whom specialise in chronic health especially Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, orthostatic intolerance … View Profile

    As Simon mentioned the Austin Hospital has a great team and will be able to assist you. Some testing can be done by your GP and/or health professional using a blood pressure cuff.

    The diagnostic criteria state that if a persons blood pressure decreases by 20+ mmHg and/or heart rate increases by 30+ beats per minute with the following testing it is indicative of orthostatic intolerance / postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (OI/POTS).

    To test this lie in a horizontal position for 5 minutes and measure blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR), stand up and measure BP and HR again and then stand still for 5 minutes with <u>no figiting </u>and measure BP and HR. If you find this is positive as per the above criteria or can not complete the test it indicates OI/POTS.

    If you are unsure then a referral onto a cardiologist or neurologist for confirmation and/or a tilt table test would be able sort this out.

    Good luck

    Nathan Butler

    Active Health Clinic - 2014 ESSA Private Practice of the Year

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