The definition and further information on dysautonomias is listed below. The most commonly known dysautonomic issues we see are orthostatic hypotension (feeling faint upon standing) and POTS (an acronym for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). All dysautonomias involve the ANS or autonomic nervous system. In NT (Neural Therapy – an alternative form of medicine originating in Germany) much research has gone into stressors of the ANS and they have 9 major categories of stressors. At Manhattan Advanced Medicine we Combine NT and other alternative medicine techniques along with Allopathic medical techniques to address all of the known stressors to the ANS.
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Dysautonomia refers to a wide range of conditions that affect the autonomic nervous system.
Symptoms include fainting, cardiovascular issues, and breathing problems. It is linked to conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and diabetes.
Dysautonomias come in many forms, but they all involve the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
The ANS is responsible for maintaining a constant internal temperature, regulating breathing patterns, keeping blood pressure steady, and moderating the heart rate. It is also involved in pupil dilation, sexual arousal, and excretion.
Symptoms of dysautonomia usually appear as problems with these particular systems.
Dysautonomia affects an estimated 70 million people worldwide.
This article looks at some of the different types of dysautonomia, their symptoms, and treatments.
Fast facts about dysautonomia
- There are around 15 types of dysautonomia.
- Primary dysautonomia is usually inherited or due to a degenerative disease, while secondary dysautonomias result from another condition or injury.
- The most common types are neurocardiogenic syncope, which leads to fainting. It affects millions of people globally.
- There is no single treatment that addresses all dysautonomias.
Dysautonomia is a series of conditions affecting the neural network that controls automatic processes such as breathing, pupil dilation, and the heartbeat.
There are many different types of dysautonomia, and symptoms will differ for each one. In many cases, symptoms are not visible and occur internally.
However, there are common traits that can occur in people with dysautonomia.
Symptoms can be hard to predict. These effects can come and go and normally vary in how severe they are. A particular physical activity can trigger more severe symptoms. This may cause people with dysautonomia to avoid overexertion.
Common symptoms include:
- an inability to stay upright
- dizziness, vertigo, and fainting
- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- chest pain
- low blood pressure
- problems with the gastrointestinal system
- disturbances in the visual field
- breathing difficulties
- mood swings
- fatigue and intolerance to exercise
- disrupted sleep pattern
- frequent urination
- Temperature Regulation Problems
- concentration and memory problems
- poor appetite
- overactive senses, especially when exposed to noise and light
These can occur in a range of combinations, making dysautonomia a difficult condition to diagnose.