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28 July 2023


Dysautonomia is a unique disease of the XXI century

Dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction is one of the most controversial diagnoses. Doctors on this issue were divided into two camps: one believes in the existence of a mysterious disease, while others only smile. Moreover, the latter is convinced that a patient with such a diagnosis is merely poorly examined, that is, neither ill nor healthy. However, the presence of pressure problems significantly impairs the quality of life. What deviations indicate the presence of dysautonomia and how to live with such a diagnosis? GoBeauty Blog learnt a lot about this topic.

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Symptoms and diagnosis of dysautonomia

The disease has the following symptoms:

  • unconscious anxiety, nervousness, various fears, insomnia;
  • increased sensitivity to weather changes, increased physical activity, nervous tension;
  • accelerated heartbeat;
  • jumps of arterial pressure;
  • possible panic attacks, feeling of internal stress, lack of air, sharp heat, increased sweating, sharp blondness of the face;
  • vomiting, frequent dizziness, anterior consciousness.

Diagnosis of the disease is made by eliminating other pathologies that could cause similar clinical symptoms. A comprehensive set of analyses is usually provided when there is suspicion on the dysautonomia:

  • blood test (to make sure there is no anaemia or inflammatory processes of the internal organs);
  • faeces analysis on an eggplant (to make sure that the patient does not have worm infestations that can give similar symptoms);
  • Urinalysis (to exclude kidney damage or the presence of diabetes mellitus);
  • pulse measurement;
  • measurement of blood pressure.

Also, there are many functional types of diagnosis, which allow you to judge the state of vegetative-vascular tone. Assists in the diagnosis and pneumotachometer – a method of diagnosis, which gives an idea of the coherence of the sympathetic and parasympathetic departments. Besides, a competent neuropathologist can appoint an ECG (to assess the work of the heart), send you to an ophthalmologist (who can look into the abdomen and determine the state of vessels). If a person complains of back pain, he will be advised to make an MRI of the problem department of the spine or Doppler. If dystonia is accompanied by headache, usually an ultrasound of the vessels of the head or MRI of the brain is performed.

Treatment of dysautonomia

The fight against the disease is always complicated and includes three main approaches

  1. Optimising the mode of the day, controlling the ratio of sleep and wakefulness, regular exercise, avoiding psycho-emotional impact (stress, computer games, etc.). Sometimes family psychotherapy, rational nutrition, and others are shown.
  2. Physiotherapy procedures such as massage, therapeutic baths, acupuncture, aromatherapy.
  3. In the absence of non-medicated treatment, drugs are used, selected depending on the type of tone violation. To reduce the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, the preparations of magnesium, sedative remedies of plant origin, antispasmodics (papaverine), tranquillisers and antidepressants are used. To reduce parasympathicotonia, nootropic remedies, plant tissue adaptogens (Eleutherococcus, ginseng, rhodium pink), caffeine and other psychostimulants in small doses are used.

Severe vegetative-vascular crises often require urgent help using more potent medecines.

Prevention of dysautonomia

There is only one way to prevent disease, and it is to lead a healthy lifestyle. This method also has a good “side effect” – a healthy and beautiful skin, and sometimes a slim figure.

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