Illustration of the nervous system, including brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves

Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart and the widening or narrowing of your blood vessels. When something goes wrong in this system, it can cause serious problems, including

  • Blood pressure problems
  • Heart problems
  • Trouble with breathing and swallowing
  • Erectile dysfunction in men

Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result of another disease, such as Parkinson's disease, alcoholism and diabetes. Problems can affect either part of the system, as in complex regional pain syndromes, or all of the system. Some types are temporary, but many worsen over time. When they affect your breathing or heart function, these disorders can be life-threatening.

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  1. Autonomic Nervous System Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your ... with breathing and swallowing Erectile dysfunction in men Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result ...
  2. ... that the body responds appropriately to different situations. Autonomic Nervous System Generally, the sympathetic division prepares the body for ... the skin (somatic nervous system). Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System Division Effects Sympathetic Increases the following: Heart rate ...
  3. Glossary of Terminology (Interstitial Cystitis Association)  
    ... sometimes damaging the tissues and causing disease. index "> autonomic nervous system The part of the nervous system that regulates ... breathing and the G.I. (gastrointestinal) tract. The autonomic nervous system consists of two parts, the parasympathetic nervous system ...
  4. What Is Neuroblastoma? (American Cancer Society)  
    ... makes the tumor a ganglioneuroma (see below). Other autonomic nervous system tumors in children Not all childhood autonomic nervous system tumors are malignant (cancerous). Ganglioneuroma is a benign ( ...
  5. Glossary of MS Terms (National Multiple Sclerosis Society)  
    ... and pathophysiologic processes of these diseases are unknown. Autonomic nervous system The part of the nervous system that regulates ... e.g., of the gut), and glands. The autonomic nervous system has two divisions: the sympathetic nervous system accelerates ...
  6. Lewy Body Dementia Glossary (Lewy Body Dementia Association) - PDF  
    ... symptoms, including numbness or tingling, weakness, and nausea. autonomic nervous system: Part of the peripheral nervous system which regulates ... heart rate, digestion, breathing, salivation, and perspiration. The autonomic nervous system has two divisions: the sympathetic nervous system and ...
  7. Genetics Home Reference: Multiple system atrophy From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... and balance and disrupts the function of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls body functions that are mostly involuntary, such ...
  8. GI Disorders: Glossary of Terms (International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders)  
    ... which is critical to our survival, involves the autonomic nervous system , the HPA axis , and the cardiovascular, metabolic, and ... Anus The opening of the rectum. Autonomic Involuntary. Autonomic nervous system The part of the nervous system that controls ...
  9. ... the nervous system that controls involuntary body processes (autonomic nervous system) would react to such an imbalance by stimulating ... crest cells migrate to form parts of the autonomic nervous system, many tissues in the face and skull, and ...
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