Treating Orthostatic Intolerance in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) | Health Rising’s Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia Forums

Orthostatic intolerance (OI) refers to the inability to be vertical — sitting in a chair, or standing — without developing symptoms.

“The simple act of standing requires a complex set of interactions involving the autonomic nervous system, blood vessels, muscle and heart which work to keep the blood from draining from out of our upper body in our abdomen and/or lower body. […]”

http://www.healthrising.org/forums/resources/treating-orthostatic-intolerance-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs.406/

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