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What Is The Difference Between Sympathetic And Parasympathetic Nervous Systems
Is this a school: assignment? Here is a great explanation: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/auto.html ...Read more
Need more characters: We are limited to 400 characters in our reply, wouldn't be enough to explain this. They overlap in ways so they aren't completely separate. Sympathetic counteracts the parasympathetic and the central nerves and the peripheral nerves make up the total anatomic nervous system. The Sym/Parasym nerves are more the functional part of the nerves. ...Read more
Simple explanation: Sympathetic= fight or flight Para= Rest and digest One is the Gas pedal if you will The other would be the bodies brakes. Hope that helps ! ...Read more
A PairofSympathetics: The answer could be made VERY complicated but, just to sort-of give an overall picture: if you are jagged-up by the sympathetic system, you won't have much of an appetite unless you're a shark on the make (well, a shark is a Chondrichthyte so technically doesn't have a sympathetic nervous system....whatever...), but if you are calmed down parasympathetically your juices will flow, ready to eat. ...Read more
Are Ganglionic Blockers used to balance the nervous system between parasympathetic and sympathetic? Thats what it sounds like? Realign imbalances?
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
What meds reduce sympathetic or increase parasympathetic nervous system? My system is way out of whack after many illness & horrid reaction to sudafed
Sorry, you lost me: Your autonomic system doesn't just sit there. Its activity constantly changes from moment to moment. Please repost & explain what you think you mean by "way out of whack." Also, unfortunately, "horrid reaction to sudafed" is useless as pt history. Finally, please explain why you imagine that your sympathetic nervous system needs reduction & your parasympathetic increasing. Why not the opposite? ...Read more
What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?
Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting functioning, sleep or affecting body such sa crampos, mucle tichness, shaking, intestinal problems- you may need an ssri that increases serotin. Good luck! ...Read more
What's the difference between tremors and nervousness? Don't the both of them involve shaking? What else?
Exam and f/u recom: Check w/ your doctor for an exam & tests if needed. Diff causes and types of tremors. Some are benign tremors can increase with stress. Many tremors are related to a neurologic response. Thyroid disease, some drug exposures/withdrwl can result in tremor like sxs. Oder patients, Parkinson's along with other conditions. Muscle twitch & shaking may seem like tremors, may occur when not a neuro tremo ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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