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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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PCOS: The Fatty Liver and Sleep Apnea Connection

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is usually characterized by menstrual irregularities and hormone imbalances [1]. A common trend I see in PCOS patients clinically, is suboptimal sleep, of which there are several causes. Another intriguing connection is the one between sleep apnea and fatty liver. As you’ll learn here, many of the underlying hormonal issues found in…

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