The Who, What, Where, When, & WhyAbout Dysautonomia
There are at least 15 distinct dysautonomias; the most common are postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and neurocardiogenic syncope. Please find below some quick facts concerning Dysautonomia.
- The effects of dysautonomias may range from lightheadedness to premature death
- Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and Neurocardiogenic syncope and are the most common of dysautonomias
- There are some researchers whom believe POTS may be an autoimmune condition
- Many dysautonomias often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
The Mayo Clinic assesses autonomic severity based on six categories called the Compass 31:
1. Orthostatic intolerance
2. Gastrointestinal disturbances
3. Vasomotor functioning
4. Secrets motor regulation
5. Bladder function
6. Pupils motor function
To decrease pooling of blood in your legs, consider wearing compression stockings, foot exercises, and tensing your leg muscles when standing.