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Dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction) is any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The autonomic nervous system controls a number of functions in the body, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestive tract peristalsis, and sweating, amongst others. Dysfunction of the ANS can involve any of these functions.

A number of conditions are forms of dysautonomia: postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST), vasovagal syncope, pure autonomic failure, neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS), neurally mediated hypotension (NMH), orthostatic hypotension, orthostatic hypertension, autonomic instability, paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, and a number of lesser-known disorders such as cerebral salt-wasting syndrome and mitral valve prolapse syndrome (different from mitral valve prolapse). Dysautonomia may occur as the result of other diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, multiple system atrophy (Shy-Drager syndrome), Guillain-Barré syndrome, Lyme disease, or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, along with a number of other conditions that may affect the nervous system.


Wikipedia: Dysautonomia

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xjenavivex
Jul. 25th, 2014 08:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, this is what the geneticist/cardiologist and her resident think might be contributing to Brandon's condition. He is going to the Duke Children's Consulting Services Center in Raleigh in September to be evaluated there in their Dysautonomia/POTS clinic.

Once we get back from that his primary care physician is sending him to an adult neurologist because of his hands. She is thinking Brandon may have something like one of her other patients who was diagnosed after she saw the same issue with his hands. Apparently this neurologist specializes in conditions that act like MS but are not. ::shrugs:: I do know that everything I looked up about his hands in relation to that seemed very scary.

natf
Jul. 25th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, scary. I am not sure whether there is any point me seeing if my intermittent and occasional tachy is this or not. I know that many of my MS symptoms also appear on this list. I just don't know…
xjenavivex
Jul. 25th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this and pointing me to it.
natf
Jul. 25th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
We3ll, I posted it for myself but you reminded me else-LJ that Brandon may have POTS and so thought it might be of interest.
xjenavivex
Jul. 25th, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting this and pointing me to it.
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