Patient discussion about nervous
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Q. Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System?
Is fibromyalgia related to Central Nervous System? Among men and women who is more prone to the symptoms of fibromyalgia?
|A1||here is a quote from the National Fibromyalgia Association site:|
"Little research has been conducted that measures the prevalence of fibromyalgia, and estimates vary widely as to the proportion of male versus female patients. A 1999 epidemiology study conducted in London found a female to male ratio of roughly three to one. However, a 2001 review of the research literature in Current Rheumatology Reports stated the ratio was nine to one."
|A2||Yes. Fibromyalgia is related to CNS. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome in which the central nervous system translates non-painful stimuli into pain. It affects men and women of all ages and races including children. However, women over the age of 30 is more prone to fibromyalgia. It affects 2% – 4% of the total population.|
Q. What is dysautonomia?
My friend has dysautonomia. What does it mean? What are the symptoms? Is it curable?
|A1||Dysautonomia is any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. The symptoms of dysautonomia conditions are usually “invisible” to the untrained eye. The child can appear to be as healthy as other children. The manifestations are occurring internally, and although the symptoms are often are not visible on the outside. Symptoms can be unpredictable, may come and go, appear in any combination, and may vary in severity).There is no cure for dysautonomia. There are medications to assist in stabilization, but are often needed on a long-term basis.|
|A2||Dysautonomia is a medical term often used to describe a group of complex conditions that are caused by a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS regulates all of the unconscious functions of the body, including the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, metabolic system, and endocrine system. Symptoms of dysautonomia may include: Tachycardia (extremely fast heart rate), bradycardia (slow heart rate), palpitations, chest pain, dangerously low blood pressure, wide swings/sudden drops in blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance (the inability to remain upright), excessive fatigue, exercise intolerance, dizziness, fainting/near fainting, gastrointestinal problems, nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath, anxiety, tremulousness, frequent urination, convulsions, cognitive impairment, visual blurring or tunneling, and migraines. It is a chronic disease and is not curable.|
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