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.
Almost all organs. Sudden drop blood pressure, impotense, changes in skin colour, incontinence, lack of sweating, changes in heart rate, etc.

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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...

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...
Control blood sugar. One of the biggest culprits in autonomic dysfunction is fluctuating blood sugars (bs)if the bs is too low your sympathetic nervous system will be stimulated, if the bs is too high, your parasympathetic nervous system will be stimulated. By keeping bs stable you can reduce dysautonomia. Sex hormones play a role particularly estrogen in women increases parasympathetic nervous system tone. Read more...

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...
High and low BS. One of the biggest culprits in autonomic dysfunction is fluctuating blood sugars (bs)if the bs is too low your sympathetic nervous system will be stimulated, if the bs is too high, your parasympathetic nervous system will be stimulated. By keeping bs stable you can reduce dysautonomia. Read more...

I have pots from autonomic nervous system dysfunction. How does Lexapro (escitalopram) re-regulate it so I could breathe better, hr normalized, sweat comes back?

Lexapro (escitalopram) Lexapro (escitalopram) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and therefore may help increase the level of serotonin. Other mediators such as norepinephrine and Dopamine are altered but not significantly. Autonomic nervous system is regulated primarily by Epinephrine and nor-epinephrine so I am not sure if Lexapro (escitalopram) would work. Tricyclic antidepressants seem to be a better choice. Read more...
Please define. Would you please explain what pots is? I'm not familiar with that abbreviation? Read more...
Lexapro (escitalopram) Lexapro (escitalopram) may help to reduce anxiety and prevent depression in an individual with pots. In fact, it does not effect the heart function or regulate the hypotension which causes the syndrome, but it does improve the overall health. The treatment of pots is based on diet and exercise. As a physiological response to a disbalanced noradrenergic system, pots does not constitute an illness in itself. Read more...

Could being given unnecessary thyroid hormones cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction? Or similar symptoms?

Unnecessary. Are you certain that your thyroid hormones are unnecessary? If so, please check one more time with your doctor to confirm that your thyroid is OK. If so, regarding autonomic nervous system dysfunction I strongly recommend you make an appointment to see a Psychologist. More often than not the Psychologist can help you control your concerns. Occasionally the Psychologist will refer you to Neurology. Read more...

Right after surgery (2yrsAgo)I developed an autonomic nervous system dysfunction and ever since my liver enzymes (labs)fluctuate normal and high cause?

LFT elevation. Intermittent LFT increase associated with variety of illness most commonly non alcoholic fatty liver (or alcohol) Also viral hepatitis, medications / drugs or exposure to certain chemicals. To be sure this can get complicated so should probably see doc to make sure you have been tested for the major causes before thinking about many, many less common things. Read more...

I was diagnosed with POTS last year. I Don't understand why I can't get a referral to a neurologist. They have sent me to a cardiologist and electrophysiologist. Since it's a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, could I not benefit by seeing a neu

DiscussWithYourDocto. We can not advice you as we do not know why you were refered to Cardiologist and not Neurologst.May be your Doctor Suspects some underlying cardiac condition or your symptoms are not related to POTS Talk to your Doctor what he/she suspect. Read more...
Diagnosed POTS. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is typically a cardiologic diagnosis. Read more...