In honor of Dysautonomia Awareness Month, we’re going to discuss dysautonomia and the ways it can present in different people, both on its own and in conjunction with other disorders.
What is dysautonomia, anyway? Well, it’s a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which tells you nothing unless you know a little bit about how the autonomic nervous system functions and what it does in the body. So let’s take this in two parts – what the autonomic nervous system does, and what things happen when it doesn’t do its job correctly.
Hello and welcome to episode 1 of season 2 of the podcast Tips and Tricks on How to be Sick.
I’m Eirenne and I will be your host as we talk about navigating the world as people with chronic illnesses, both physical and mental, disabilities, and the ways in which the world isn’t necessarily designed for us.
Before we begin, some administrative housekeeping and some thank yous are in order. Content note for the next bit: discussion of animal illness and death. Skip forward about 2 minutes if you need to avoid that.