How Are Dysautonomias Diagnosed?



If you have a chronic illness, then you’re likely familiar with the fatigue you just can’t shake. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

Dysautonomia is the name used to describe a number of disorders where the nervous system no longer works the way it should. The problems associated with these disorders can range from relatively minor to very severe and in the worst cases can even result in early death.  Dysautonomia disorders can have a huge impact on your daily life which makes it difficult to complete everyday tasks. This can be made even worse by the fact that dysautonomia disorders are often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Unfortunately, without a correct diagnosis, you cannot possibly treat the disorder. This can even have dire consequences. This short article will take you through some of the warning signs for dysautonomias and explain how these disorders can be diagnosed.


How To Keep Your Mood Up When Living With A Dysautonomia Disorder

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Dysautonomia disorders can be crippling and place numerous restrictions on your life. Understandably, living with a dysautonomia can be exhausting, confusing, frustrating and even demoralizing. It can often lead to mental health concerns such as anxiety or depression. Following diagnosis, often, you are left feeling overwhelmed and as though life will never be normal again.

You are well enough to be interested enough in the world around you such that you don’t long for sleep, but your brain and your limbs – Bambi-like – are tentative and trembly as you go about your business. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW


What Is Dysautonomia?

There are currently thousands of conditions in which the body might fight. For some, they do not have to deal with any medical conditions and live a seemingly normal and happy life. However, many others are not as lucky and are constantly facing an uphill struggle with illness and disease. You can be rich and still face such a thing, medical illness does not single out certain people, everyone is at risk throughout the world. One such worry is dysautonomia and while many have not heard of this exactly, it can affect many. Read on to find out a little more about dysautonomia and how it can affect your life today. Continued

Rare Medical Diseases

The person in your body drags herself to the end of the work day, manages to pour a bowl of cereal for dinner, and leaves the bowl in the sink because washing it feels overwhelming. — Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW

Strangely, in this world we live in today, we are faced with a mountain of diseases and illnesses that can plague our doors. You wouldn’t think there would be many rare medical diseases and yet there are quite a few; some are rarer than others but they can all be quite severe at times. It’s a scary world we do live in and sometimes, even with the advances in medicine, it’s not enough. There are still a lot of challenges that our health needs help with. The following are just a few rare medical diseases and hopefully, you will never have to know any more about them than absolutely necessary.


Medical Terminology

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It’s hard coming back when I used to be the person my co-workers went to when they needed a question answered and now I’m struggling with the most basic functions of my job. — Andrea Rosenhaft LCSW-R

Medical terminology often leaves many confused. When you hear the terminology associated with medicine and that field you can honestly listen and have no clue as to what people are saying. You are not alone in this. Understanding medical terminology is not easy, to say the least, and you do need to have well adverse in this area to work within it. So, what is medical terminology and how can someone learn it in today’s world? Continued