When walking through chronic illness or long lasting symptoms, the journey can begin to feel bleak and hopeless. When all hopes for healing disintegrate and questions are left unanswered, one can begin to define themselves by their disease rather than the beautifully complex human they are, that may be in a current state of imbalance. At TCLM we shift the focus from disease by providing compassionate care, understanding, and tools to guide patients along their healing process. We are determined to get to the root causes of symptoms, rather than simply masking or medicating them. We acknowledge that our members are a human first, and are experiencing more than just physical symptoms, but various emotional and spiritual implications that are either contributing to, or a result of lasting symptoms.
Dysautonomia is a medical condition that affects the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for regulating vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature control. It can be a challenging condition to diagnose and treat, but with the right approach, it is possible to manage its symptoms and improve quality of life.
One specific type of dysautonomia is called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which is characterized by an abnormal increase in heart rate upon standing up from a seated or lying position. POTS can cause a range of symptoms, including lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, brain fog, and heart palpitations. It can be a debilitating condition that significantly affects a person's ability to function in daily life.
At Texas Center for Lifestyle Medicine (TCLM), we offer a comprehensive, integrative approach to managing and healing dysautonomia and POTS. Our team of healthcare professionals includes physicians, nurse practitioners, a mind-body coach, and registered dietitian. We also collaborate with experts in our community who share the same mission and vision as us, and offer lasting solutions for our Dysautonomia members. We focus on evidence-based lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat chronic diseases through healing the whole person.
Our Program for dysautonomia and POTS includes:
Comprehensive medical evaluation: Our team will perform a thorough medical evaluation to assess your symptoms, medical history, and any underlying conditions that may be contributing to your dysautonomia or POTS. We will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Click HERE to get to know our team!
Lifestyle interventions: Lifestyle interventions are a key component of our approach to managing dysautonomia and POTS. We will work with you to develop a personalized plan that includes recommendations for exercise, nutrition, stress management, and sleep hygiene. Click HERE for a list of all of our services. Click HERE for a printable Welcome Packet describing our team and services, our gift to you!
Medication management: In some cases, medication may be necessary to manage the symptoms of dysautonomia and POTS at certain points in the process. Our team will work with you to determine the most appropriate medication regimen based on your individual needs and preferences. We have a conservative approach to medication and supplementation, but wish to make our members as comfortable as possible with their health plan.
Supportive therapies recommendations: We collaborate with specialists and healing experts who are familiar with dysautonomia and POTS, including acupuncturists, physical therapists, airway dentists, sleep specialists, chiropractors, and more. We know that healing takes a village, and often specialists in our community help us peel back the layers of healing to get to the root cause of illness.
Follow-up care: We believe that ongoing support is critical for managing chronic conditions such as dysautonomia and POTS. Our team will work with you to develop a long-term care plan that includes regular check-ins and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.
At TCLM, we are committed to providing personalized, compassionate care to our patients with dysautonomia and POTS. We believe that a comprehensive approach to lifestyle medicine can help improve quality of life and reduce the impact of these challenging conditions. If you or a loved one is living with dysautonomia or POTS, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help.
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