What is dysautonomia?
The term dysautonomia is used to describe any medical condition that causes the autonomic nervous system to stop working properly.
Usually, the autonomic nervous system automatically controls actions like your heart rate, breathing and digestion, without you thinking about it.
If it does not function correctly, this may affect heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, kidney function and temperature control.
What causes dysautonomia?
Dysautonomia can be caused by another condition, such as diabetes, sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac, Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus and Parkinson’s.
What are the symptoms of dysautonomia?
There is currently no cure for dysautonomia, but there are treatments that can improve quality of life.
Symptoms of dysautonomia include:
- unstable blood pressure
- heart beating too fast or too slow