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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience in Rheumatology
Dizzy spells: The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. Although there are people whose autonomic system ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Autonomic NS: Parasympathetic (Cholinergic) nerve fibers regulate salivation. When they are stimulates, we salivate. When Sympathetic nerves are stimulated (Adrener ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
This is complicated: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3278937/.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience in Family Medicine
A broad topic: The autonomic nervous system controlls body functions that occur automatically. This includes heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and sweating among ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
Almost all organs: Sudden drop blood pressure, impotense, changes in skin colour, incontinence, lack of sweating, changes in heart rate, etc.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin ORourke
9 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Involuntary function: The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Several: Diabetes can affect both somatic and autonomic nerves, but dysautonomias are classics. Not unusual to see orthostatic hypotension in Parkinsonian pl ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience in Psychiatry
It can't : It can't and it shouldn't. Your autonomic nervous system is what keeps your heart beating and your temperature at 98.6 degrees. Biofeedback, meditatio ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forshing Lui
42 years experience in Neurology
Autonomic nerve test: Abnormal autonomic nervous testing is most commonly due to peripheral neuropathy which has many different causes. Occasionally it may be caused by cen ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Archibald
36 years experience in Psychiatry
Sympathetic : The system responsible for Adrenalin production, the sympathetic nervous system.
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