Support Groups

NEW POTS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING ON JULY 5th in SOUTH FLORIDA When you have a disease that is commonly misdiagnosed, difficult to treat, and requires the force of an entire medical team–cardiologists, internists, geneticists, gastroenterologists, etc.–the...
Ask Dr. Santa Maria: What Causes Brain Fog? And How Can We Treat It?

Ask Dr. Santa Maria: What Causes Brain Fog? And How Can We Treat It?

Many POTS patients suffer with brain fog—a symptom that causes patients to feel confused, lack clarity, and feel inattentive or unable to stay focused on a thought. Though it may not possible to test for brain fog, it’s a symptom that patients will learn to recognize on their own. It is a common complaint of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia, and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

Ask Dr. Santa Maria: Albumin, Bilirubin and AST Blood Results

Ask Dr. Santa Maria: Albumin, Bilirubin and AST Blood Results

What does it means when your Albumin, Bilirubin and AST are all low?

Albumin is a major blood protein that will either go up or down in many different situations. Poor nutritional intake or excess protein losses through bowel movements or urination can cause it to drop. It will also drop when there is systemic inflammation (also known as a reverse acute phase reactant.)

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