Katie Bates’ Medical Condition Revealed, What Is It?

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Bringing Up Bates star Katie Bates Clark spilled to fans what medical condition she suffers from. This isn’t something that she’s talked about in the past, but amid the arrival of her first child, the topic came up. So, what are the details about Katie’s condition? Keep reading to see what was revealed.

On Feb. 17, Katie and her husband Travis Clark welcomed their first child to the world. It’s a girl, and they named her Hailey James. Since Katie announced her pregnancy last summer, she has been keeping fans updated via Instagram and YouTube. Because they have been talking about Katie’s health, there was a point when her health condition came up in a YouTube video.

Katie Bates - YouTube
Katie Bates – YouTube

Katie Bates’ medical condition is revealed.

Katie’s sister Carlin Stewart traveled to New Jersey to be there for Hailey’s birth. Carlin recorded a couple of videos while Katie was in pre-term labor and before heading to the hospital. At one point, when Katie was timing her contractions and keeping an eye on her heart rate, Carlin said, “We are kind of worried because Katie’s heart rate is spiking, but she has POTS, so she’s had some heart issues that she’s checked out with a cardiologist. So, we’re trying to keep an eye on that.”

She reassured fans that Katie was monitoring her heart rate on her watch during labor.

POTS stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. According to Cleveland Clinicit “is a condition that causes a number of symptoms when you transition from lying down to standing up, such as a fast heart rate, dizziness, and fatigue.”

This isn’t a life-threatening health condition. However, it can affect how people live their everyday lives. There is currently no cure for POTS, but there are ways for the symptoms to be managed.

Bringing Up Bates fans react to this news.

Over on Redditfans discussed the new video, and some of them caught the comment about Katie Bates having POTS. Many were surprised to learn this detail about Katie. One Bringing Up Bates viewer said, “I noticed that too, pretty sure this is the first time it’s been mentioned.”

Another fan added, “I was so surprised when she said that too.”

It’s possible Katie will share more about POTS in the future. The former UPtv star invites fans into her life on both YouTube and Instagram, so it doesn’t seem unlikely that she would talk about this too.

So, did you know that Katie Bates was diagnosed with POTS? Have you heard of this condition before? Sound off in the comments section below, and come back to TV Shows Ace for more news about the Bringing Up Bates stars. Below, you can watch the full video Carlin shared about Hailey’s birth.

Aubrey Chorpenning

One Comment

  1. I didn’t realize that Katie was diagnosed with POTS. I can tell you anything that you want to know about this condition being diagnosed myself 10 years ago. Ironically, my daughter was also diagnosed several years ago also. I can tell you that at its worst it feels like you are dying and is very debilitating.

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