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Doctor insights on: A Portion Of The Brain That Controls Autonomic Nervous System

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Autonomic Nervous System (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages ...Read more


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Can geodon (ziprasidone) and celexa together change heart rate controlled by the autonomic nervous system? Feel heart rate elevated during withdrawal from both

Can geodon (ziprasidone) and celexa together change heart rate controlled by the autonomic nervous system? Feel heart rate elevated during withdrawal from both

Yes: Geodon (ziprasidone) has been associated with a prolonged qt interval on ekg tests as well as doses of Celexa 40 mg a day and above. Both meds could together could potentially cause the risk for developing arrhythmias to increase. If you have stopped both meds recently, then you may experience some changes in the electrical conductivity in your heart which could be perceived as an elevated heart rate. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

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. ...Read more

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Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system?

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Can you describe the dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system?

Autonomic nervous sy: Dysfunction affects the motor innervation of smooth muscles, heart muscle & gland cells. It can affect the sympathetic or the parasympathetic components, or both. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autonomic nervous system?

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. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages “rest and digest” functions. ...Read more

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What happens when your autonomic nervous system isn't functioning properly? What are the symptoms?

What happens when your autonomic  nervous system isn't functioning properly? What are the symptoms?

Read : Autonomic failure is a disorder of noradrenergic neurotransmission in which postganglionic sympathetic neurons do not release norepinephrine appropriately. Subnormal norepinephrine release results in impaired vasoconstriction and reduced intrathoracic vascular volume, both of which contribute to orthostatic hypotension. The absence of an appropriate reflex-induced increase in heart rate as the blo. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Of course: Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system include autonomic. ...Read more

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What doctor do I go see for problems with autonomic nervous system?

Brain injury?: You mention brain injury..It s such a broad concept; the same goes for autonomic nervous system problems. I would have answered an internal medicine or family practice dr to start an all inclusive workup, but in view of this i assumed you might have a neurologist already taking care of you. Either one is a rational choice. On Clonazepam for..? You may consult the prescriber of this too. Good luck. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What can cause the autonomic nervous system to be out of whack making me sweat.... Dripping from face/head/torso? What can be done? I have ai issues.

Hyperhidrosis: Many causes for autonomic disorders. Check out the dysautonomia website which has a lot of great resources. There are treatment options but seek an autonomic specialist for further workup and discussion. ...Read more

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Are there any neurologists on this site who specialize in autonomic nervous system dysfunction conditions,, i.e. Dysautonomia? Their location is insignificant because I already have confirmed diagnosis, I just have general questions on the subject.

General ?'s: U say you have general ?'s on dysautonmia. And you live in NYC. Good websites to start at would be www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com. Also in NYC go to Neurological Institute at CPMC or Cornell or Albert Einstein MC. ...Read more

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At what point can autonomic nervous system transmission be completely blocked?

At what point can autonomic nervous system transmission be completely blocked?

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, meditation, yoga and the like can slow things down, but let's don't wish you could really make it stop. Then you'd be dead! ...Read more

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Can you compare the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system?

Nervous system: somatic nervous system is under your control, example making given him smoking up and down. Autonomic nervous system not to not under voluntary control, example your heart rate and blood pressure are dramatically controlled depending on the needs of the body, your interest and will move by peristalsis, movement of the bowels ...Read more

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Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Can be neurological: We can see this with scleroderma and other connective tissue dieases. Your physicians can help to evaluate for this but most of the consideration is clincial with very few specific testing. This occurs because of the associated vascular changes with scleroderma adn otehr connective tissue diseases. Vasculitis can also occur. ...Read more

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What are the difference between central nervous system and autonomic nervous system?

What they control: The central nervous system refers to the brain and the spinal cord. The autonomic nervous system is a part of the peripheral nervous system that is involved in processes related to heart rate, sweating, blood pressure, and other processes that we don't think about, aka the name "autonomic". Autonomic nervous system disorders include fainting, fast heart rate, fatigue and sweating disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Autonomic (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system (ans or visceral nervous system or involuntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions, such as heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, ...Read more