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Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Professor Jaime F. Bravo , MD

Dysautonomia for patients

What before was called Neurasthenia (inability to function due to tiredness), is now called Dysautonomia. This is an alteration of the Autonomous Nervous System (ANS) (simpatico-vagal dysfunction) which regulates automatically many important body functions, like the pulse, blood pressure, body temperature and breathing. It controls the “#flight or fight” response, in which the normal reaction to an attack is tachycardia (increase in blood pulse), increased blood pressure and strength, but in the Dysautonomic person the response is inadequate and the result is bradycardia (low pulse), a drop in blood pressure, diminution of strength, tiredness and somnolence.

                    Poster presented in Paris (France) March 2015.


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