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Doctor insights on: Autonomic Nervous System Sympathetic And Parasympathetic

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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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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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, connective tissue diseases, parkinson's disease, lyme disease, hereditary, injury to brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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

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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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

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What is the parasympathtic nervous system?

What is the parasympathtic nervous system?

Parasympathetic: Part of the involuntary nervous system that slows heart rate, increases intestinal & glandular activity, and relaxes sphincter muscles. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?

OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more

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How does the parasympathetic nervous system affect bronchoconstriction?

How does the parasympathetic nervous system affect bronchoconstriction?

Pulmonary functions: Both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves affect both broncho- dilatation and brochoconstriction, and are secondarily affected by several drugs. A beta blocker may cause constriction, epinephrine may result in bronchodilatation. ...Read more

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What is the autonomic nervous system (ans)?

What is the autonomic nervous system (ans)?

Autonomic nervous: System is the part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the "automatic" body functions -- heart rate, respiration, digestion, perspiration, hormone secretion, etc, versus the motor nervous system that controls voluntary movement. Biofeedback research has proven that even many ANS functions can be consciously affected or trained -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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How is vasovagal syncope related to the autonomic nervous system?

Affects organs: Vagus nerve can affect heart rate and blood pressure resulting in fainting. Vaso (= blood vessel) vagal (=vagus nerve). ...Read more

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Which spinal nerves are associated with the sympathetic nervous system?

Which spinal nerves are associated with the sympathetic nervous system?

Learning: You have asked a lot of questions that are suggestive that this is related to school project. It is important to learn and not just look for a quick answer. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/autonomic_nervous_system_disorders/overview_of_the_autonomic_nervous_system.html ...Read more

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Does the autonomic system control goosebumps and shivering?

Does the autonomic system control goosebumps and shivering?

Yes: The best way to understand the autonomic system is to change the word to "automatic". It controls things that our body needs to be in charge of like increasing the heart rate when we need to "flee or fight", sweating, shivering, how oily or dry our skin is as well as those things you mentioned. These are the result of years of genetic changes from evolution to improve the survival of our species. ...Read more

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What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

What is the autonomic vs central nervous system?

Unvoluntary: The autonomic is visceral, not on command, like control of heart, respiration, digestive, urinary systems, sexual arousal, etc central is brain and spinal cord--then there is peripheral like nerves control movements of the limbs. ...Read more

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What in the autonomic nervous system makes you salivate?

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Autonomic NS: Parasympathetic (Cholinergic) nerve fibers regulate salivation. When they are stimulates, we salivate. When Sympathetic nerves are stimulated (Adrenergic), we get dry. ...Read more

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What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

What reflex is independent of the central nervous system (CNS)?

More than I can list: With which organ system outside the BRAIN & SPINAL cord do you wish to start? What's the clinical context of the question so I can better understand the purpose of the question. This forum is basically for questions of a general clinical nature and what you ask seems to be for more academic purposes. ...Read more

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What is the role of parasympathetic nervous system?

ConstrucT : Anabolism and catabolism both continue emergency arise so sympathetic or flight fight comes in action emergency over reconstruction begins parasympathetic takes over again which is our base line. ...Read more

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How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?

Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath.Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Heldman
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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