Cerebral hypoperfusion causes the symptoms which have plagued me for ten years and for which I was given the diagnosis by one doctor of fibromyalgia. These symptoms of fatigue, lightheadedness, headache, exercise intolerance, and cognitive impairment also seem to mimic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
However, when I allow my brain to get the blood flow it needs, I feel a thousand times better.
And this is how I take care of my brain:1) Avoid prolonged standing and sitting.
2) Rest as needed.
3) Adopt postures that aid in maintaining an adequate blood flow to the brain: sitting in a low chair or any way in which the knees are close to the chest.
4) Eat a low carbohydrate diet; high carb meals cause vasodilation.
5) Maintain a liberal fluid and salt intake to ensure that the blood vessels are filled adequately.
6) Improve physical conditioning and endurance through activity such as rowing and using a recumbent bike.
The symptoms of POTS are exacerbated for me when living at high altitude. My home has been
but this summer I lived on the coast of Colorado .
Unlike healthy people my heart rate remains high and fails to accommodate to
the lower saturation of oxygen in the atmosphere of Maine .
I feel much better at sea level. Colorado