Medication Efficacy

Gauging the effectiveness of a person’s medication is often left up to the evidence of a relief of symptoms.  While this is the current best practice standard of care, it isn’t always a complete picture.

Many prescriptions come with a list of side effects that are commonly associated with taking the medication. While relief of the original issue may be positively affected or achieved, the medication can inadvertently start a new chain reaction.

Additionally, dosing of these pharmaceutical medications are guidelines that leave room for individual interpretation. Gauging how much the dosing should be adjusted is left to educated guess, expressed symptom relief, or the development of additional symptoms.  While this may seem appropriate,  this practice leaves a lot of unknown variables. Symptoms may not be noticed or may be interpreted incorrectly, medication could be a higher dosage than what it would take to remedy the problem, or the medication may not be treating the problem as effectively as perceived.

Physio PS can remove the guesswork while prescribing and taking medications.  With the ability to track the impact that the medication has on a person’s autonomic nervous system, the provider can get the most accurate insight regarding the dosing and efficiency of the pharmaceutical to their patient’s condition, and can also monitor for side effects that may not produce initial symptoms.  The availability to gain these insights is non-invasive and can be done with frequency to gauge the impact of adjustments made to these medications.

‘RFa’ is known to be a measure of Parasympathetic activity and ‘LFa’ is known to be a measure of Sympathetic activity, based on reference: Colombo J, Arora RR, DePace NL, Vinik AI, Clinical Autonomic Dysfunction: Measurement, Indications, Therapies, and Outcomes. Springer Science + Business Media, New York, NY; 2014.