According to the Dysautonomia Information Network, “Dysautonomia literally means dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system is the master regulator of organ function throughout the body. It is involved in the control of heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, respiration, digestion and other vital functions. Dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system can produce the apparent malfunction of the organs it regulates. For this reason, Dysautonomia patients often present with numerous, seemingly unrelated maladies.”
Types of Dysautonomia include: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Mitral Valve Prolapse Dysautonomia, Idiopathic Hypovolemia, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), Pure Autonomic Failure (PAF), and Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS).
Some common symptoms of Dysautonomia include: Recurrent or near syncope (fainting), orthostatic hypotension, dizziness, lightheadedness, exercise intolerance, excessive fatigue, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, chest discomfort, tachycardia, palpitations, shortness of breath, visual disturbances, tremulousness, weakness, brain fog/forgetfulness, mood swings, anxiety, migraines, seizures, weakness in legs, bladder dysfunction, frequent urination, impotence, mild anemia, noise/light sensitivity, insomnia, and temperature regulation problems.