Featured Video of the Week: POTS: Exercise

This week’s Featured Video of the Week with Dr. Qi Fu focuses on the topic of POTS and exercise.  Dr. Fu has been practicing medicine for over 15 years and is currently on staff at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  One interesting fact is when astronauts return from space, they tend to have Orthostatic Intolerance or POTS like symptoms.  Dr. Benjamin Levine and his team were able to conduct a study based off of this finding and how exercise helped to improve symptoms.  One major question for POTS patients is how do you exercise safely?  Dr. Fu states that in the very initial stages of exercise, it’s important to implement horizontal exercises for instance, rowing, recumbent bike, swimming – all at a low intensity and short duration with a gradual increase.  Want to learn more?  Click on the button below!

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