Expert Analysis for Your Autonomic Nervous System Wellness
Atlantic Endocrinology introduces a pivotal service for your health – Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) Testing. This crucial assessment offers a window into how your body’s ‘automatic’ functions – like heart rate, blood pressure, and digestion – are performing. Ideal for those experiencing symptoms like dizziness, fainting, or inconsistencies in heart rate and blood pressure, our ANS Testing is vital in diagnosing underlying conditions.
Our expert team utilizes sophisticated technology to provide accurate, comprehensive results, forming the foundation for effective treatment plans. Trust us to illuminate your autonomic health with precision and care, offering you the clarity and direction needed for optimal wellbeing.
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Atlantic Endocrinology boasts a team of renowned endocrinologists and healthcare professionals, dedicated to providing exceptional care. Each member brings a unique blend of expertise, experience, and empathy, ensuring you receive the highest standard of analysis and treatment. Our team is at the forefront of autonomic health, committed to guiding you towards a healthier, more balanced life.
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Here is a short video to talk about autonomic nervous system testing:
ANS Monitoring stands for non-invasive autonomic nervous system monitoring. This diagnostic test is a fast, pain-free, and simple measure of health. At Atlantic Endocrinology & Diabetes Center patients that have diabetes, hypertension, anxiety, or are pregnant often undergo monitoring.
The Autonomic Nervous System is a very fundamental part of the human nervous system. It:
• Maintains homeostasis.
• Switches on the digestive system when eating.
• Controls flow of waste material.
• Regulates the pace of the heart.
• Regulates the dilation of the blood vessels and consequently the blood pressure.
• Adjusts resistance to airflow in and out of the lungs.
• Regulates body temperature.
• Varies the size of the pupil and lens’ thickness.
• Controls reproductive organs.
ANS is a diagnostic tool to evaluate symptoms of vasomotor instability for any of the following:
• Diagnose the presence of autonomic neuropathy in a patient with symptoms suggesting a progressive autonomic neuropathy, including Diabetic neuropathy, Amyloid neuropathy, Sjogren’s syndrome, Idiopathic neuropathy, Pure autonomic failure, and Multiple system dystrophy.
• Evaluate the severity and distribution of a diagnosed progressive autonomic neuropathy.
• Differentiate the diagnosis between certain variants of syncope from other causes of loss of consciousness.
• Evaluate inadequate response to beta blockade in vasodepressor syncope.
• Differentiate the cause of postural tachycardia syndrome.
• Evaluate change in type, distribution or severity of autonomic deficits in patients with autonomic failure.
• Evaluate the response to treatment in patients with autonomic failure.
• Diagnose axonal neuropathy or suspected autonomic neuropathy in the symptomatic patient.
• Evaluate and diagnose sympathetically maintained pain, as in reflex sympathetic dystrophy or causalgia.
• Evaluate and treat patients with recurrent unexplained syncope to demonstrate autonomic failure.
• Detects and records variations in the R-R, or beat-to-beat, interval, and respiratory activity and plots this data.
• Data undergo spectral analysis to identify high- and low-frequency components of the heartbeat interval (HBI) plot.
• Performs spectral analysis of the respiratory signal to precisely locate the parasympathetic, or high-frequency, a component of the HBI signal.
• Respiratory activity analysis provides independent and more specific measurements of sympathetic activity and parasympathetic activity at rest to determine the balance between the branches, during individual challenges to each branch, and a combined challenge to both branches to detect degrees of neuropathy or ANS branch suppression or excess.
This is used with conditions including:
• Post-MI & other cardiac conditions.
• Neurologic problems.
• Circulation problems.
There are six challenges included in these tests:
1. Resting (initial) baseline measurements.
2. The parasympathetic challenge of deep breathing.
3. Return to baseline.
4. The sympathetic challenge of a series of short Valsalva maneuvers.
5. Return to baseline.
6. Quick postural change, going from seated position to standing, followed by quiet standing.
It’s a diagnostic test that assesses the functioning of the autonomic nervous system.
It’s crucial for diagnosing and managing conditions affecting autonomic functions like heart rate and blood pressure.
Specific instructions will be provided, but generally, fasting or medication restrictions may apply.
The test is non-invasive and generally comfortable for most patients.
It can provide insights into conditions affecting heart rate and rhythm.