ANS Monitoring with Physio PS
UNDERSTANDING YOUR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
Physio PS, Inc. P&S Monitoring technology provides unprecedented insight into the physiological responses of the autonomic nervous system.
The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is the major part of the nervous system that regulates and manages processes of the internal organs, including the blood vessels, stomach, intestine, liver, kidneys, bladder, genitals, lungs, pupils, heart, and sweat, salivary, and digestive glands.
The Physio PS technology provides the only available means to independently and simultaneously test the P&S nervous systems.
The Autonomic Nervous System has 2 components (Parasympathetic & Sympathetic) that need to be in balance to remain functioning at their best efficiency. When they are not in balance it is called autonomic dysfunction.
Autonomic dysfunction develops when the nerves of the autonomic nervous system are damaged. This condition is called autonomic neuropathy, dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction.
Autonomic dysfunction can range from mild to life-threatening. It can affect part of the autonomic nervous system or the entire system. Sometimes the conditions that cause problems are temporary and reversible; while others can be chronic or long term and may continue to worsen over time.
Do you experience any of these symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?
These are some of the symptoms that may indicate the presence of an autonomic dysfunction:
- Dizziness and fainting upon standing up, or orthostatic hypotension
- An inability to alter heart rate with exercise, or exercise intolerance
- Sweating abnormalities, which could alternate between sweating too much and not sweating enough
- Digestive difficulties, such as a loss of appetite, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or difficulty swallowing
- Urinary problems, such as difficulty starting urination, incontinence, and incomplete emptying of the bladder
- Sexual problems in men, such as difficulty with ejaculation or maintaining an erection
- Sexual problems in women, such as vaginal dryness or difficulty having an orgasm
- Vision problems, such as blurry vision or an inability of the pupils to react to light quickly
ANS MONITORING HAS MANY BENEFITS
Medical research has come a long way, and as a result, people live much longer today than they used to. While no one can argue that expanding the average person’s lifespan is good, many people as they grow older are not enjoying the quality of life that we would hope as they age.
About 5 million of the 18 million people with diabetes in the United States don’t even know they are diabetic!
Early detection and treatment of diabetes is important to keep people with diabetes healthy. It can be a major factor to help to reduce the risk of serious complications such as premature heart disease and stroke, blindness, limb amputations, and kidney failure.
Who hasn’t had a headache? While in most cases as commonplace as they seem, headaches are a symptom. The pain that you feel is your body’s warning sign that there is something else going.
Concussions have become a major talking point in recent years, not just among the medical community, but as a part of the mainstream news, within the sports industry, and with parents. An estimated 1.6-3.8 million sports/recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Reportedly, 23% of the adults and 20% of the teens in the United States said that they have had a concussion, and about 75% of adults and teens have sought medical attention.
These are staggering statistics!
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. Affecting as many as 40 million people in the United States over the age of 18. That is a staggering 18.1% of the population every year! With the uptick in mental health awareness, and the increased spread of information, this number is sure to grow exponentially.
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.
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (P.O.T.S.),
is a condition that affects circulation or blood flow. POTS is a form of orthostatic intolerance, the development of symptoms that come on when standing up from a reclining position. Symptoms that may be relieved by sitting or lying back down.
Pain management is one thing, that for most of modern medicine, doctors and caregivers have had to rely on the “best guess” approach. Meaning that aside from dosing guidelines and patient response the doctor was making an educated deduction of reason to administer main management.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, EDS, a type of hypermobility, is a disease that weakens the connective tissues of your body, things like tendons and ligaments that hold parts of your body together, it also can weaken blood vessels and organs.
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* ‘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.