Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (P.O.T.S.) is a DYSFUNCTION of the autonomic nervous system.
13 years old is the average age for a child with a P.O.T.S. diagnosis.
85% of P.O.T.S. patients are misdiagnosed prior to receiving a P.O.T.S. diagnosis.
ZERO drugs have been approved by the FDA to treat P.O.T.S.
750,000 people is the average number of people living with a P.O.T.S. diagnosis in the United States alone.
There is nearly 3 million around the world.
The average time span for a P.O.T.S. diagnosis could take up to
four years due to a lack of awareness.
P.O.T.S. is more common than Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease and will cause debilitation to 25% of patients.
4% of the NIH's annual budget goes into cardiovascular research, for P.O.T.S. it's almost none.
Almost 50% of top pharmaceutical companies investments are for diseases affecting the body's nervous systems however this is not specific to the ANS nor P.O.T.S.