By: Dr Alex Robber
Sadly, at least one form of dysautonomia syndrome has been found in many fibromyalgia patients and this can be extremely grave.
Understanding Dysautonomia Syndrome
However your body always works. Because it does a long list of incredible things without you even deliberately thinking about it. So, although you are sound asleep, you breathe efficiently. Therefore you automatically reach to scratch the itch when your nose itches. Due to blood flows effortlessly through your veins.
Therefore you process food through the body, throw away waste, and fend off viruses and other harmful intruders. Because you melted, gassed, coughed, sneezed, and hipped. So, your body even automatically keeps body temperature.
However imagine if some of those automated processes have caused your body to malfunction. Because this is what is happening in Dysautonomia Syndrome to an estimated 70 million individuals around the world.
So, this may seem like a long, hard-to-understand medical term, but it simply involves a group of health conditions affecting the ANS.
The ANS enables your body to automatically complete all these incredible tasks. This is because your blood pressure, respiration and many other functions you need to manage to live are controlled. You are alive because it controls.
Therefore it also controls automatic movements to keep you mobile and fully functional in everyday life. You can experience severe medical conditions, called dysautonomia, if parts of this system break down or are damaged.
Understanding Dysautonomia and Fibromyalgia
However at least one form of Dysautonomia Syndrome is common in people with fibromyalgia. We are aware of a dysfunction in the ANS with fibromyalgia. For many people with fibromyalgia, the reaction to stressful situations is delayed and inflated. The person suffering from fibromyalgia may experience stress without releasing the stress hormones, which generate them automatically.
The release of these stress hormones occurs once the stressful encounter has ended and the patient can relax. The person is flooded with stress hormones and suffers from the anxiety and energy that others felt in the stressful situation only long after the stress has decreased. This delayed response may show that the sudden onset of serious alarm and discomfort does not occur.
There are other forms of dysautonomia syndrome suffered by fibromyalgia patients. Just as in various individual’s fibromyalgia can create different symptoms, dysautonomia can vary accordingly.
Understanding Dysautonomia Symptoms
Some of the most common symptoms of dysautonomia are:
- Abdominal bloating
- Dizziness with or without fainting spells
- Sleep interruptions
- Extreme reactions to hot or cold weather
- Dysfunctional bowels or bladder
- Trouble focusing
- Shortness of breath
- Inefficient short-term memory
- Memory lapses
Depending on the parts of the autonomic system affected by dysautonomia, there can be many other signs that could appear in this list. For example, POTS may lead to dizziness, nausea and even fainting when you are attempting to stand up. POTS is also a disease of the disease. It’s a common form of dysautonomia for fibromyalgia sufferers caused by dysfunction in the regulation of heart rate, when you go from sitting to standing.
Therfore sometimes autonomous system problems can lead to death. Because this can happen if the condition interferes with those essential automation processes, including the rhythm of your heart. However it is important to seek medical help immediately if you think that you may suffer from any form of Dysautonomia.
However those of us who have MCS can also be more likely to experience this kind of CNS syndrome due to the impact of environmental toxins on the body and the effect on different systems, including immune, endocrine, and nervous systems in the body.
Before taking any medication always concern your health care provider and it is important to be diagnosed correctly. Stay Healthizes!