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Autonomic, Sensory and Gastrointestinal

Autonomic, sensory and gastrointestinal symptoms can sometimes be hard to tease apart. The autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls many of the body’s involuntary and vital functions such as digestion, respiration and circulation, therefore many symptoms can be categorised as both autonomic and sensory or autonomic and gastrointestinal.

These categories cover a vast range of symptoms, for example:

    • Blurred vision
    • Choking
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dizziness
    • Drooling
    • Dry eyes
    • Dry mouth
    • Erectile dysfunction
    • Excessive saliva
    • Excessive sweating
    • High blood pressure
    • Incontinence
    • Itching
    • Loss of sensation in extremities
    • Low blood pressure
    • Migraine and headaches
    • Nasal congestion
  • Nausea
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Pain
  • Reduced sense of smell/taste
  • Slow digestion
  • Swallowing
  • Temperature changes
  • Urinary urgency
  • Over stimulation by noise, lights & activity


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