Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) , Pediatric Integrative Specialty Services

Greater Regional Health

Cheri Standing, MD

Pediatrician located in Creston, IA

Call us today to schedule a consultation to find out more about how Dr. Standing can help your child.


What is POTS?

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a malfunction of the autoimmune system which is responsible for controlling our blood pressure, gastrointestinal motility, heart rate and other bodily functions.

The cause is not known, but it sometimes develops after a viral infection or other stress such as a concussion.

Some symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Fast heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Nausea and/ or vomiting
  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Feeling worse with temperature extremes, loud sounds or bright lights

What are the treatments for POTS?

  • Healthy whole foods diet avoiding foods that cause sensitivities
  • Liberal use of salt
  • Fluids
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Graded exercise program
  • Individualized use of supplements and medications

If you are motivated and committed to making lifelong diet and lifestyle changes, are interested in helping your child learn and appreciate some of the approaches that are often only offered to adults - like yoga, mindfulness, and nutritional education - contact Dr. Standing today to reserve a seat at her next free dinner talk. Should you choose to work with Dr. Standing she will begin by meeting with both parents so together you can determine the best plan for you and your child. Dr. Standing’s 4 to 6-month comprehensive programs include individual sessions with Dr. Standing, a health coach, exercise specialists, reading material, group classes and online video material. Dr. Standing and her team will work closely with your family to mentor you through each step of the process to make sure you feel supported. As you and Dr. Standing discover what works for your child, you can help them develop healthy habits that last a lifetime.