Answers to Common Nerve Disorder Questions 

Premier Physician Network doctors answer frequently asked questions about nerve disorders. 

What is autonomic dysfunction?

Dr. Zhijun Guo discusses autonomic dysfunction. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Autonomic dysfunction is when the autonomic nervous system isn’t working right, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say. 

The autonomic nervous system controls how your body and organs function without you having to think about it. Some examples include how your heart, lungs, stomach, and bladder work. 

The system also controls breathing, blood pressure regulation, and body temperature.

With autonomic dysfunction, there’s a glitch in the system that normally makes your body work correctly.

Talk to your doctor to learn more about autonomic dysfunction.

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What are the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

Dr. Zhijun Guo discusses symptoms of autonomic dysfunction. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

The most common symptoms of autonomic dysfunction include dizziness, blacking out, and fainting, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say. 

These symptoms can occur while you’re doing typical, everyday things, such as sneezing, coughing, or going to the bathroom.

Some other symptoms include:

  • Burning skin pain
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling too hot or too cold

To learn more about the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction, talk with your doctor.

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How is autonomic dysfunction treated?

Dr. Zhijun Guo discusses treatment for autonomic dysfunction. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Treating autonomic dysfunction can include many different steps, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say. 

First, some day-to-day changes could include:

  • Wearing compression socks to help with blood pressure drop when you stand up
  • Staying well hydrated
  • Keeping the right head and body position when you lay down

Medication can help some issues, such as maintaining blood pressure.

Most of all, it’s important to visit your doctor to talk about your symptoms. Your doctor might recommend that you visit a neurologist or other specialists to help support your treatment.

Visit your physician for more information about treating autonomic dysfunction.

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This website provides general medical information that should be used for informative and educational purposes only. Information found here should not be used as a substitute for the personal, professional medical advice of your physician. Do not begin any course of treatment without consulting a physician.

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