Up until a couple of days ago I was under the impression my heart tests were all normal, but after some investigating, (on my own), my echo was NOT normal. I was diagnosed with POTS in December, and despite the IMPAIRED LV RELAXATION indication on my echo, the cardio told me to massively increase my salt and water intake. I don't think so. He never even mentioned this finding to me, which seems unethical and incompetent.
I am a 42 y/o female with a BMI of 20. Never smoked, drank socially when young, but haven't really touched alcohol in years, never smoked and never illegal drugs. Up until this past year I NEVER had an issue with blood pressure being high - it was always borderline low. Now I deal with fluctuating pressures, but it still averages out at about 100 over 70. Outside of the POTS (tachy when standing, fatigue) and a palpitation issue on and off for 15 years, I have no dyspnea or swelling or coughing whatsoever. had a normal stress test five years ago (a long time), and the cardiologist told me then I was out of shape, despite being slim (need to exercise, which I'm now working on).
what on earth would cause this and what are my options as a POTS patient - that is if i have POTS at all, maybe it's just the diastolic dysfunction).