Brain Blood Flows in ME/CFS and POTS

By Cort Johnson on May 6, 2014

We’ve been looking at postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) lately. It’s clear that about fifty percent of POTS patients meet the criteria for ME/CFS and a much smaller percentage of ME/CFS patients probably meet the criteria for POTS.

The question is what do the two syndromes have in common?

Two possibilities are low blood flows to the brain and low blood volume. In this blog we cover several new studies on POTS while investigating the role brain-blood flows and low blood volume play in both disorders and conclude significant overlaps may exists between the two disorders. Reduced blood flows to the brain sound pretty dire and the effects can be significant. Let’s see what research tells about blood flows to the brain in ME/CFS and POTS.

Read more: The Blood (Volume) Will Out: Is Ischemia A Key in Both POTS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? http://www.cortjohnson.org/blog/2014/05/06/blood-volume-will-ischemia-key-pots-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/

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