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20 Signs You May Have Dysautonomia

October is Dysautonomia Awareness month. A month that is near and dear to my heart. My birthday falls in October in addition to it being Dysautonomia Awareness Month. So - what IS Dysautonomia, anyway? And why do we care?
Dysautonomia is when one's autonomic nervous system is faulty and does not work the way it should. There are many different basic body functions that Dysautonomia negatively impacts, including but not limited to heart rate, digestion, and body temperature. Dysautonomia presents in many different forms. The most common being Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Neurocardiogenic Syncope (NCS), however there are several other forms that I am not mentioning that are very debilitating. Dysautonomia, POTS in particular, is not rare, it is just rarely known and not often diagnosed. The typical time it can take for an individual to be diagnosed is roughly 6 years. I am lucky that I was diagnosed right away, not everyone is! So, in lieu of Dysautonomia Awa…

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