PoTS Awareness Photo Medical ID Alert Card - (Double sided)
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Product:  PoTS Awareness Photo Medical ID Alert Card

Understanding Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Imagine feeling dizzy and faint every time you stand up. This is a daily reality for many people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a condition that affects the autonomic nervous system. POTS is characterised by an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing. It's more than just feeling lightheaded; it's a complex syndrome that can significantly impact one’s life.

Recognising the Symptoms of POTS

POTS manifests in various ways, making it a challenge to diagnose. The primary symptom is a heart rate that increases by 30 beats per minute or more within ten minutes of standing, without a drop in blood pressure. Other common symptoms include:

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fainting spells
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shaking
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Extreme fatigue

These symptoms can be debilitating, affecting the ability to perform everyday tasks.

The Importance of Carrying a POTS Medical Photo ID Card

For those living with POTS, everyday activities can pose risks. This is where the POTS Medical Photo ID Card from The Card Project UK becomes essential. Our card is designed to be a practical tool for anyone with POTS. Here’s why it's beneficial:

Quick Identification in an Emergency

In an emergency, you may not be able to communicate effectively. The card clearly states your condition, ensuring that responders understand your needs. It also lists two emergency contacts, vital for quick communication with loved ones or carers.

Educating Others

Awareness of POTS is still growing. Carrying a card that explains the condition can be a conversation starter and an educational tool. It can help in explaining your condition to friends, family, and even medical professionals who may not be familiar with POTS.

Peace of Mind

Having a POTS ID card offers reassurance. It means that if you are in a situation where your symptoms become severe, the information on the card can speak for you, ensuring you receive the appropriate care.

Features of the POTS Medical Photo ID Card

Our card is the size of a credit card, fitting easily into your wallet or purse. It's made from biodegradable plastic, aligning with our commitment to the environment. The front of the card features:

  • Your photo: For easy identification.
  • Your name: Clearly displayed.
  • Brief description of POTS: To educate those who read it.

The rear of the card contains:

  • Two emergency contacts: Names and phone numbers for immediate access.

Living with POTS can be challenging, but our POTS Medical Photo ID Card is a step towards managing these challenges effectively. It's a practical, informative, and potentially life-saving tool that every person with POTS should consider. Remember, it's not just a card; it's your voice in times when you might not be able to speak for yourself.

At The Card Project UK, we understand the importance of awareness and practical solutions for health conditions like POTS. Our POTS Medical Photo ID Card is more than just a piece of plastic; it's a vital part of managing your health and wellbeing.

Let’s make life a bit easier for those living with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

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