Get Autonomic Nervous System Test Today
Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley provides a test for a variety of ailments related to the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). The ANS regulates many physiological processes in your body, including your blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, digestion, your metabolism, fluid levels, sweating, and numerous others. When the ANS systems aren’t functioning, they can cause serious and life-threatening consequences.
Learn About the Symptoms of ANS-Related Disorders
Your body’s regulation of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) occurs without conscious action and has two major systems: sympathetic and parasympathetic. Many of your body’s critical organs are controlled by either, and some receive crucial input from both. For that reason, disorders that affect your ANS can wreak havoc on your body.
Orthostatic Hypotension occurs when your blood pressure falls when you assume an upright position. It is a serious medical condition and must be addressed immediately.
Heat intolerance is a common symptom because the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) regulates your body’s ability to sweat. Extreme intolerance to heat is another indicator of a problem.
Other symptoms include nausea, constipation, urinary retention or incontinence, frequent nighttime urination, impotence, and dry mucous membranes. It is important to note these symptoms are not indicative of anything on their own but might be primary or secondary symptoms of an Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) disorder.
Schedule An Appointment with Our Medical Team
If the cardiac specialist at Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley suspect one of our patients is suffering from an Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) disorder, we perform a series of tests designed to determine the seriousness of the condition, including autonomic dysfunction, cardiovagal, adrenergic, and sudomotor exams. To learn more, give Cardiovascular and Medical Associates of the Hudson Valley a call and schedule an appointment with our compassionate and caring medical practitioners.