An Introduction to Dysautonomia

Dysautonomia or Autonomic Dysfunction is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that results from the autonomic nervous system not working quite right.

The consequence is an inappropriate pooling of blood volume (usually to the lower half of the body), inappropriate rapid drops and elevations in blood pressure, and inappropriate distribution of blood flow throughout the various organs of the body (too much to some and too little to others).

The most notable organ affected is the brain and momentary interruptions in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the brain leads to dizziness or lightheadedness, tunnel vision, black-out vision (complete loss of vision), hearing perception changes, and sometimes to loss of consciousness (fainting).

Read More – Background to Dysautonomia

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