London Roundtable: Manifestations of dysautonomia in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE - LONDON, UK - SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
Our current knowledge of the autonomic nervous system and what happens when it goes wrong, called dysautonomia, is relatively new when compared to our knowledge of the rest of the body. The autonomic nervous system controls lots of daily functions that you generally don't think about: your cardiac cycles, breathing, gastrointestinal systems and more. When this system goes haywire, a lot of different things can go wrong-- temperature regulation, sleep cycles, heart rate/blood pressure, and more.
Prof. Christopher Mathias
describes the autonomic system, dysautonomia, and how physicians are able to diagnose and treat this often complex syndrome in patients who come into the clinic. He also describes the connection between dysautonomia and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
This lecture was presented at the 2019 London Roundtable, provided in partnership with the Ehlers-Danlos Society
, discussing issues including dysautonomia, connective tissue disorders, Chiari malformation and related syndromes. (2019)