By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.
This blog is part IV in a series of blogs covering the issues presented at the 2018 Dysautonomia International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
As if we needed another syndrome. Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), fibromyalgia (syndrome), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are old-timers in the ME/CFS/FM world. In the last couple of years, mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) joined the party. Sjogren’s Syndrome (SS), which was all over the Dysautonomia International conference, may be a late entry, and now it seems we can add antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) – which is apparently very common in POTS – to the list of syndromes that play together in these interrelated diseases. It’s also another autoimmune disease.
In fact, Dr. Hughes, the U.K. rheumatologist who discovered the syndrome, said that if you’re dealing with POTS, you’re very likely dealing with APS, which is also called “Hughes Syndrome”, as well.
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