June 18, 2014 | Categories: Health
Ladies, listen up! Young, well-educated woman are the primary victims of a little-known health condition called postural tachycardia syndrome, according to recently published research in the online journal BMJ Open.
Postural tachy-what?! The condition—known as PoTS—is a by-product of orthostatic intolerance, an autonomic nervous system disorder. With orthostatic intolerance, the circulatory and nervous system responses your body needs to handle stress aren’t functioning properly—which leads to a rapid heartbeat and dizziness upon standing.
This article originally appeared on Shape.com.
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