Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a disorder where a person experiences symptoms of orthostatic intolerance such as an elevated heart rate with standing or minimal exertion, dizziness or lightheadedness, and/or passing out after sitting or standing for long periods of time. POTs can make it difficult to exercise or exert yourself because it can make you feel woozier or lead to fainting. There is no specific age when someone develops POTs, but it mainly affects women more than men. Some women experience worsening of POTS symptoms right before and during their menstrual periods. POTS often begins after a pregnancy, infection, major surgery, or trauma/concussion. At Arizona Heart 360, we are familiar with assessing this condition and have a holistic treatment program for our patients.