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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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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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I have an autonomic nervous system disorder, it is called pots my BP drops when i stand up and if i sit up to long can anyone help me i can't get help?

I have an autonomic nervous system disorder, it is called pots my BP drops when i stand up and if i sit up to long can anyone help me i can't get help?

POTS: You're lucky you don't have also have its cousin called pans--- cuz then, you'd have what most women dread to have to face everyday, pots &pans! lol anyways, this is an autonomic system problem which a neurologist can help you regulate. There are several options for medication to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Light meals: I think he is right. Try to eat light meals, lay down after your meals. Talk to your neurologist. Postprandial hypotension is not as common in young individuals, but in your case may have to do with your benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri. ...Read more

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What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

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. ...Read more

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Abnormal ........autonomic nervous system testing .what can the problem be ?

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 central nervous system disorder. ...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 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

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


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Horner's Syndrome (Definition)

Horner syndrome is set of clinical findings where one has a lack of sweating (anhidrosis), droopy eyelid (ptosis), and constriction of the pupil (miosis) on the same side of his face. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system but can be due to a variety of causes. ...Read more