10 Common Dysautonomia Misconceptions – Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Because so little is known about dysautonomia, there are a lot of misconceptions out there! I wanted to address ten of the most common ones here.

#1: Dysautonomia = POTS

As I discussed in my “What is Dysautonomia?” post, there are many different types of dysautonomia! While many people with dysautonomia do indeed have POTS, especially younger people, it’s only that way because it’s one of the most common types.

umbrella-158164_1280Dysautonomia is an umbrella term, meaning there are many subcategories. Dysautonomia International has thirteen distinct types listed on their website, and they state “this is not an all-inclusive list.” There are so many different types, and types still waiting to be classified and studied. Continue reading