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Autonomic Care

Semmes Murphey has a team of practitioners trained and experienced specifically in autonomic imbalance diagnosis, treatment, and therapy. Our Autonomic Care Team helps provide diagnosis and support for those suffering from autonomic imbalance symptoms such as dizziness, imbalance, and cardiac rhythm disturbances.

A patient with autonomic imbalance may experience debilitating fatigue, brain fog, dizziness to the point of fainting, gastric issues including GERD, bloating, early saiety and constipation alternating with diarrhea. Sleep dysregulation including difficulty getting to sleep and difficulty staying asleep often occur. Urinary urgency and frequency, skin sensitivities as well as sweating abnormalities are seen.

Contact one of our specialists today if you need to be tested for autonomic imbalance.

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The Autonomic Nervous System

The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) quietly controls most of the body’s essential functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control, and dilation and constriction of the pupils of the eye. When any part of the ANS does not function properly, for any number of reasons, autonomic dysfunction or dysautonomia occurs, and the body will have trouble regulating one or more of its systems.

More commonly we find autonomic imbalance as a result of chronic disease states such as diabetes and other endocrine disorders, autoimmune diseases, poorly controlled hypertension, and Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, inflammatory insults such as concussion and other traumatic brain injuries may lead to autonomic imbalance. Various environmental, pharmaceutical and viral exposures often lead to autonomic imbalance as well.

While there currently is no cure for autonomic imbalance, there are many treatments available to help improve the quality of life and successfully manage the symptoms of the particular ANS malfunction.

Tests & Procedures

While there currently is no cure for autonomic imbalance, there are many treatments available to help improve the quality of life and successfully manage the symptoms of the particular ANS malfunction.

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Diagnosis and Support

Premiere Autonomic Care in the Mid-South

Our Autonomic Care Team is dedicated to this disease state and should be your primary resource for information and how it impacts your situation. They are available to answer patient questions and provide more detailed and comprehensive information.

At the Semmes Murphey Clinic, quality care is defined as a combination of outcomes and service

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