October 25th is National PoTS Awareness Day, where organisations and landmarks are encouraged to light up in purple. Here at Chantry Place, we are delighted to announce that we are supporting the cause and lighting Merchant’s Hall up in purple.
PoTS or Postural Tachycardia Syndrome is when your heart rate increases very quickly after getting up from sitting up or lying down. PoTS affects everyone differently and for some, symptoms can be mild and manageable, whereas for others it is severe and disabling.
Raising awareness of PoTS is becoming increasingly more important now more than ever, as it is estimated to affect 0.2% of the population. It is a condition that is often misdiagnosed with the average time to receive a diagnosis from the onset of symptoms being 7 years.
For more information on PoTS, please visit: https://www.potsuk.org/about-us/