Objectives The aim of this study is to assess vitamin D levels, including the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency in Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) patients.
Background : The Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) affects primarily young women. POTS is a form of dysautonomia that is estimated to impact between 1,000,000 and 3,000,000 Americans, and millions more around the world. We frequently find vitamin D deficiency in patients who present with POTS
Methods: 180 patients were selected randomly from our clinic with POTS. Patients Vitamin D levels charts were reviewed from electronic medical records, 25-OH vitamin D (Vitamin D3 ) status was defined as Normal (>30 ng/mL), Insufficient (20.0-29.9 ng/mL), and deficient (<20 ng/mL).
Results: Out of 180 patients, 170 patients are female (94%, n=170, age 31.88±10.36), 10 patients are male (6% ,age 25.83±6.19). 79 patients had vitamin D3 level >30 ng/ml, 10 patients had vitamin D3 level range >20.0 to 29.9 ng/mL, 91 patients had vitamin D3 level < 20ng/mL.
Conclusion: Our research results demonstrated that Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) patients have a higher rate of vitamin D3 deficiency (51% have Vitamin D3 less than 20 ng/mL). Vitamin D3 levels are low in more than half of POTS patients (56% had less than 30 ng/mL )