Barrow Town Hall lights up purple for PoTS

This year, many landmarks and buildings around the UK are lighting up purple to raise awareness for Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) on the 24th and 25th of October, PoTS Awareness Day.

Barrow-In-Furness Town Hall will be lighting up purple on Tuesday 25th October to show support.

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) is a debilitating condition that can affect people of any age, and often first presents in teens and young adults. PoTS is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system and therefore can affect many body systems. Symptoms include tachycardia, dizziness, breathlessness, chest pain, fainting, exercise intolerance, gastrointestinal issues, severe fatigue, and many more.

Raising awareness of PoTS is even more important than ever, as we are becoming aware of an increasing number of reports of people developing PoTS and other types of autonomic dysfunction after contracting Covid-19.

Perhaps you know someone yourself who has developed PoTS after having COVID? We are doing everything we can to support GPs and hospital specialists, and have also worked along with NICE to update their guidance.

You can read more about the awareness day here – https://www.potsuk.org/awareness_day_25th_october


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