The symptoms of dysautonomia include sleep disorder, palpitation, dizziness, headache, sore on neck or shoulders, fatigue, loss of appetite, melancholy, and restlessness.
Symptoms of dysautonomia
The aforementioned symptoms are often considered as symptoms of emotional disorder or neuroticism, which may lead to the misdiagnosis. Diagnostic approaches are available now to objectively and quantitatively evaluate the functions of the autonomic nerves and to use it as the index for treatments.
Although dysautonomia often causes multiple system disorders, they are not affected equally. There is usually one or some systems worse than the others. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate thoroughly before the treatments is initiated. Symptoms include:
- Head: Dizziness, migraine.
- Eyes: Blurry vision or black out.
- Ears: Tinnitus or deteriorated hearing.
- Throat: Itchy, abnormal coughing
- Limbs: numbness, shaking, chills, numbness and weakness on the lower limbs (fatigue).
- Muscles and Joints: Sore shoulders and muscles all over the body, neuralgia on multiple spots, tightness and pain on the back and waist.
- Respiratory: difficulty in breathing, hyperventilation, faint, tightness and soreness in respiratory muscles, not able to breathe due to stuffed-nose-like symptom, involuntary deep breathing or sigh.
- Heart: Rapid heartbeat, strong heartbeat, heart weakness, chest tightness, chest pressure, and palpitation.
- Circulation: Ups and downs of blood pressure, dizziness, cold hands and feet, hot flash on face, dizzy spells occur when changing positions, migraine. Cardiovascular anomaly often causes orthostatic hypotension, which occurs when patients change their position. Patients feel black out, dizzy, and even pass out.
- Digestive system: Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gastrospasm, bloated abdomen, pain in abdomen, constipation or diarrhea, abnormal gastrointestinal peristalsis, frequent sensation of bowel movement.
- Bladder: Sensitive bladder nerves, frequent sensation of urination, pollakisuria, sensation of urine retention, bedwetting.
- Skin: excessive sweats, no sweat, dry skin, itchy all over the body, fever, and chills.
- Mental State: Anxiety, anger, unaccountable panic and restlessness, feeling lonely, unaccountable sadness, and deteriorated memories.
- Others: Fatigue, weak, abnormally exhausted, loss of strength, lack of appetite, insomnia, light sleep or dreaminess, sleepy and tired during the day, sexual dysfunction, low or high body temperature.