• POTS: What It Really Is & Why It Happens

  • By: Patrick Ussher
  • Narrated by: Brian McKiernan
  • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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POTS: What It Really Is & Why It Happens

By: Patrick Ussher
Narrated by: Brian McKiernan
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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is currently defined as a "syndrome", a collection of symptoms for which the root cause has not yet been identified. This book aims to rectify this by arguing the case for POTS being considered a form of neurological injury to the limbic system following an antecedent trauma, such as a viral illness, pregnancy, surgery, or psychological trauma (or a combination). 

Patrick Ussher himself had POTS but recovered by following a limbic system rehabilitation program (originally developed to treat multiple chemical sensitivity) called the dynamic neural retraining system (DNRS). After recovery, he set about mapping the idea of a limbic system impairment onto preexisting research into POTS and found that it could explain many key findings including: NET protein deficiency (which is responsible for blood vessel constriction problems and resulting elevated heart rate upon standing), low aldosterone and poor sodium retention (which are responsible for low blood volume problems), and mast cell activation problems. 

This book will simultaneously act as a guide for those interested in using the DNRS as a treatment for POTS and also as a call for further research into the potential efficacy of the DNRS for treating POTS. 

©2017 Patrick Ussher (P)2020 Patrick Ussher

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Only The Authors Opinions on Specific Treatment...

The introduction makes it clear that this book isn't about POTS alone it is about the authors opinion on how it can be "cured" and treated with this treatment that he hopes will inspire more research for it. He also says he will not discuss how to do this treatment you will have to seek it out through dvds or other methods. It also specifically says it can give hope for POTS patients because of this treatment. I find this incredibly misleading and it is not helpful for those hoping to learn about this chronic illness. It shouldn't be a book... more so a medical hypothesis journal.

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mindblown!! every POTS patient should listen/read

amazing! I have a lot to talk to my team of doctors about in hopes of actual recovery from this horrible illness.