Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by orthostatic intolerance—too little blood returning to the heart when moving from a lying down to standing up position. This syndrome affects 1 in 100 people, and is generally diagnosed between ages 15 and 50. It is most frequently seen in young women, less than 35 years of age. The cause of this disease is poorly understood, but researchers suspect that the syndrome may have more than one cause.

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