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What is Dysautonomia?

It’s Dysautonomia Awareness Month

Do you know what Dysautonomia is? I’ll start with the fact they are increasing linking it to LONG COVID, as a post infectious disregulation of the autonomic nervous system.

I’ll be sharing a lot on this… but for now, here’s some introductory information.

What is dysautonomia? According to Dysautonomia International:

“Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System. The Autonomic Nervous System controls the "automatic" functions of the body that we do not consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye, kidney function, and temperature control. People living with various forms of dysautonomia have trouble regulating these systems, which can result in lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates, malnutrition, and in severe cases, death.

Dysautonomia is not rare. Over 70 million people worldwide live with various forms of dysautonomia. People of any age, gender or race can be impacted. There is no cure for any form of dysautonomia at this time, but Dysautonomia International is funding research to develop better treatments, and hopefully someday a cure for each form of dysautonomia. Despite the high prevalence of dysautonomia, most patients take years to get diagnosed due to a lack of awareness amongst the public and within the medical profession.”

From Dysautonomia International - visit their website to learn more!


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