Brain Health Series

The Vagus Nerve and Autonomic Dysregulation

The parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) is one part of the ANS. In some states, the PNS is not stimulated enough, as seen in some people with dysautonomia (or autonomic dysregulation). To learn more about the ANS, please click here. To learn more about dysautonomia, please click here. Quick ANS Review The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)…

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What is Autonomic Dysregulation

I wrote an introductory article about the Autonomic Nervous System, which can be found here. To review, Autonomic drive is controlled by the Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS and PNS control the ‘fight or flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ reactions, which is depicted below. Conditions with Autonomic Dysregulation…

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What is the Autonomic Nervous System

There are many divisions of the nervous system (or brain). It can get quite complicated, but for now, lets focus on the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The brain controls every physiological function within our body, and the ANS controls very specific functions. The Autonomic Nervous System The autonomic nervous system controls many vital functions. It…

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