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what are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Several: Diabetes can affect both somatic and autonomic nerves, but dysautonomias are classics. Not unusual to see orthostatic hypotension in Parkinsonian plus syndromes. Some collagen vascular disorders such as lupus, or even Sjogren's can affect these. nerves.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 41 years experience
A broad topic: The autonomic nervous system controlls body functions that occur automatically. This includes heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and sweating among others. Autonomic disorder can be many and varied. An example would be failure of the blood pressure to increase when stading from a lying position causing dizziness or fainting. Another may be a fast resting heart rate. Talk to your doctor for more.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What part of the autonomic nervous system regulates the 'fight-or-flight' response?

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Dr. Glenn Archibald
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Sympathetic : The system responsible for Adrenalin production, the sympathetic nervous system.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system?

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Dr. Joan Kinlan
Psychiatry 52 years experience
Mind vs body: Autonomic are the responses from our nervous system so you breath without even thinkindgabout it and you heart beats. Somatic can be the responses of our body especially when we're worrying about things so we might get a headache of a stomach ache.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor should I go see for possilbe problem with my autonomic nervous system?

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Dr. Glenn Archibald
Psychiatry 37 years experience
PCP: In my opinion, you should always go to your primary care physician first before you decide that the problem was caused by your ..... Your pcp can them decide the necessary referrals to make as he or she may be more qualified to make the diagnosis ie pinpoint the reason for the problem.

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