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Thirsty for more hydration knowledge? A POTSy perspective

Good hydration means your body has the right amount of fluid in the right places. A normal body is about 50-60% water, but body parts differ: Blood is typically about 93% water; muscle is about 73% water; fat is about … Continue reading

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8 Natural Ways to Prevent Migraines

8 Natural Ways to Prevent Migraines By Jill Brook MA, Patient & Nutrition Consultant to the Dysautonomia Clinic If you suffer from headaches or migraines (and the word “suffer” may be an understatement!) here is some good news: There are … Continue reading

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New at Dysautonomia Clinic: Nutrition Consults!

Dysautonomia Clinic is happy to provide additional services that benefit our patients with dysautonomia and other chronic illnesses. Proper nutrition plays a key role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and improving symptoms and well-being in patients with chronic illness. Currently, … Continue reading

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Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Overview: ABCs on MCAS

By Taylor A Doherty, MD Associate Professor , Allergy & Immunology UC San Diego School of Medicine Classical allergies are manifested by symptoms of itching, watery eyes, nose stuffiness, sneezing, rashes and wheezing. Sometimes allergies cause life-threatening reactions that lower … Continue reading

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Post-Election Concerns and Chronic Illness: Five Points That You Need to Know

By Dr. Svetlana Blitshteyn Americans with disability are a minority, and given the post-election discourse in the country, it is understandable that many people with invisible chronic illness or visible disability may be feeling afraid.  What will the future hold, … Continue reading

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10 Salty Fact for POTS Patients

by Jill Brook, M.A. Nutritionist and POTS patient Like many POTS patients, I eat loads of salt. The 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Expert Consensus Statement recommends 10-12 grams per day because some POTSy bodies don’t properly retain it. I consider this … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Dysautonomia Clinic blog!

Welcome to the Dysautonomia Clinic Blog – the only blog on dysautonomia written by a physician and researcher specializing in dysautonomia. In this blog, I hope to provide valuable information to you about various autonomic disorders, diagnostic considerations, therapeutic approaches … Continue reading

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