People often find it confusing when I use the words Dysautonomia and POTS interchangeably in a conversation. They’re like, “Hang on, which one is it that you have?” I know that a lot of newly diagnosed patients struggle with this too, so I thought I’d make an infographic to explain.
I’m a visual girl, so I’ll use any excuse to make a picture 😉
But I do hope it makes it a little less confusing for everyone.
‘Dysautonomia’ is the umbrella term for conditions where the autonomic nervous system (ANS) doesn’t work properly. There are lots of different kinds of dysautonomia. I personally have POTS, which you can see listed on the picture (along with the many other kinds of dysautonomia). For a more detailed (but still easy to understand) explanation of Dysautonomia, click here.
Feel free to share with your befuddled family and friends!
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