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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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Severe sensitivity in toes/feet. Light touch causes bad pain. Dr mentioned autonomic nervous system problems? Ms related to system?Ms reason for pain?

Severe sensitivity in toes/feet. Light touch causes bad pain. Dr mentioned autonomic nervous system problems? Ms related to system?Ms reason for pain?

Comments: You do not describe a cardinal symptom of MS, but you could have a peripheral nerve disease, such as small fiber neuropathy. Might also consider tarsal tunnel syndrome. See a neurologist and get this properly diagnosed. ...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 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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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 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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What is the best way to heal a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system? Do hormones influence the ans, particularly in women? And, if so, which ones?

Depends on cause: Autonomic dysfunction has a number of causes, although sometimes the cause is unknown. If it is caused by diabetes or parkinson's, then treating the underlying disease may help. Otherwise, you should work with your doctor to alleviate the symptoms, especially the cardiac and blood pressure symptoms. Hormones can affect the ans, but don't really cause the disorder. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ans)? What is the best way to heal a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ans)? Do hormones influence the ans, particularly in women? And, if so, which ones?

The : The autonomic nervous system (also called the visceral nervous system) affects things like heart rate, respiratory rate, digestion, movement of the intestines, dilation of the pupils, sweating, and other very fundamental bodily functions that do not require (or are often beyond) voluntary control. Because of this wide range of functions, it is not possible to provide a specific answer to this general question. ...Read more

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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


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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more