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Here's a mention to disability in the context of POTS, I saw a similar reference to disability for PVCs earlier today.
Currently, there is no cure for POTS, however researchers believe that a good percentage of patients will recover over time. Detailed long term follow up studies on the course of POTS are sparse. Doctors believe that most patients who develop POTS during puberty or adolescence usually recover by their mid teen to early 20s. Estimates are that about
50% of patients who have post-viral POTS will fully or almost fully recover within a two to five year period. With proper lifestyle and medical treatments, many patients will see a substantial improvement in their quality of life. If an underlying cause can be identified, and if that cause is treatable, the POTS symptoms may subside. While the prognosis is good for most patients, researchers have noted that some patients will not improve and may actually worsen over time. Approximately 25% of POTS patients are disabled and unable to work.
Post Edited (JungRulz) : 7/23/2014 7:12:57 PM (GMT-6)