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Living Well with Orthostatic Intolerance

A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment

Peter C. Rowe, MD

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The essential guide to living with orthostatic intolerance.

Orthostatic intolerance (OI) describes a group of circulatory disorders whose symptoms are characterized by a dramatic drop in blood flow to the brain when people sit down or stand up. It is often associated with other acute issues, such as substantial drops in blood pressure, tachycardia, dizziness, and fainting, or long-term problems, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and "long COVID." Living Well with Orthostatic Intolerance is an indispensable guide for those diagnosed with the disorder, their families, and physicians.

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The essential guide to living with orthostatic intolerance.

Orthostatic intolerance (OI) describes a group of circulatory disorders whose symptoms are characterized by a dramatic drop in blood flow to the brain when people sit down or stand up. It is often associated with other acute issues, such as substantial drops in blood pressure, tachycardia, dizziness, and fainting, or long-term problems, such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and "long COVID." Living Well with Orthostatic Intolerance is an indispensable guide for those diagnosed with the disorder, their families, and physicians.

Written by Peter C. Rowe, MD, a pediatrician, researcher, and professor who directs the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, this guide explains:
• The symptoms, causes, and different forms of OI
• What a diagnosis of OI entails
• How to manage OI symptoms using medications, physical therapy, and other treatments
• How diet affects OI

Guided by decades of research on managing and treating OI patients, Dr. Rowe provides illustrative case studies to help explain the disease and includes additional resources for further information.

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Living Well with Orthostatic Intolerance is a brilliant and timely book that will help patients around the world. Written by an international expert with decades of experience, Dr. Rowe provides the basics, the latest treatment approaches, and invaluable clinical pearls and patient vignettes. This book brings light into the darkness of this much misunderstood disorder.

Peter Rowe has been a leader in understanding and caring for patients with orthostatic intolerance for over 30 years. In this book, he makes his wisdom available not just to those lucky enough to get an appointment to see him in person in Baltimore, but to patients around the world. A wonderful tool.

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Preorder
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9
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176
ISBN
9781421450254
Illustration Description
4 b&w photos, 12 figures
Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
1. Basics of Orthostatic Intolerance
2. Symptoms
3. Diagnosis and Causes
4. Treatment
5. High Sodium Diet
6. Common Medications
7. Illustrative Cases
8. Further Information

Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction
1. Basics of Orthostatic Intolerance
2. Symptoms
3. Diagnosis and Causes
4. Treatment
5. High Sodium Diet
6. Common Medications
7. Illustrative Cases
8. Further Information and Resources
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Author Bio
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Peter C. Rowe, MD

Peter C. Rowe, MD, is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the inaugural Sunshine Natural Wellbeing Foundation Professor of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Related Disorders, and the Director of the Chronic Fatigue Clinic at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.