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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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 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.

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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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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What in the autonomic nervous system makes you salivate?

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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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 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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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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When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

When we get cold and get goosebumps, is this the autonomic nervous system? Also is it small fibre nerves?

Pilo erectors: Goose bumps are caused by activation of the sympathetic nervous system which secretes Adrenalin (fight or flight reaction) which causes the tiny muscles to raise hair follicles temporarily. Cold temperatures can also do this. ...Read more

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What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

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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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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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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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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Dr. Walter Husar
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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more