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Orthostatic Intolerance can be a hidden blood circulation problem that affects quality of life.

Introduction and Update

G-suits are pants that can save the life of a fighter pilot. G-suits are pants that have "saved" My Life, too.

I had a chronic illness for 6 years. When I started learning about a problem called Orthostatic Intolerance (OI), I realized it could be causing a lot of the symptoms I had been experiencing.

So I took the test for Orthostatic Intolerance and the Results showed that I was having blood pressure, pulse, and circulation problems.

Then I read a book called Faces of CFS in which two doctors were doing the OI test and then fixing the blood circulation problem by using MAST trousers (medical inflatable pants). These were not usable in everyday life, so God gave me the idea of trying a G-suit. I found out that Research had already been done successfully using g-suits for Orthostatic Intolerance (OI).

I was so excited for the opportunity to feel better I could not wait to see Pictures of a g-suit. I also needed to figure out the Size and where to Buy a g-suit so I could try one.

When I got a g-suit, there were a lot of Basics and Fitting issues and other Questions to answer. I have even learned about the History of g-suits and that they were originally invented for medical use. My experience with a g-suit has been very good. I have been Wearing a g-suit daily since August 2001. I am feeling better and have gotten to do many things I was not able to do Before wearing the g-suit.

So now it is time to let others know about this information through this website.

There are lots of ways to move this idea forward for Researchers, Manufacturers, and Doctors and Patients.

As I was gathering information for this website, I was told about an exciting new development for Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) called an Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) (a small, simple breathing device).

I would like to give other people the opportunity to have the improved quality of life that I have experienced. I would not have wanted to miss out on all of the fun things I have gotten to do these last few years.

***Update 2014*** Since launching this website, I have had the opportunity to have a thorough Orthostatic Intolerance (OI) evaluation and participate in several Research Studies. Through this process, I found a medication that is helpful to me. With continued improvement, I decided to pursue College again. I discovered a very flexible degree program to complete my undergraduate degrees and will be starting a masterís degree program soon.

I have also added a special feature to the Search page to create an easy way to search my favorite websites about Orthostatic Intolerance and college topics. If you would like to support my efforts with this website and graduate school, please check out the Fundraiser page, too. Thank you for visiting my website; I hope you will find helpful information!

I chose a giraffe to represent this website in the logo because a healthy giraffe does not get Orthostatic Intolerance (OI). One of the reasons is that giraffes "have a very tight sheath of thick skin over their lower limbs which maintains high extravascular pressure in exactly the same way as a pilot's g-suit."
(Thefreedictionary.com Giraffe - encyclopedia article about giraffe: online http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Giraffe, 6/18/2006. Note: Link will open in new window.)

 

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