The autonomic nervous system consists of a network of nerves that finely tune the involuntary functions of the body. These nerves control things like our circulation, heart rate, breathing, sweating, gut motility, tears and sexual function. For most of us, we never have to think about our autonomic nervous system.
Autonomic disorders are a group of different conditions which affect the function of the autonomic nervous system. At the Dysautonomia Center we bring together physicians, nurses and researchers to understand and treat autonomic disorders. We specialize in rare autonomic disorders caused by neurodegenerative processes or genetic errors.
We have a dedicated research lab, in which we study autonomic reflex responses and run clinical trials to find new therapies to treat autonomic disorders. We provide training fellowships for talented young physicians and research scientists to learn more about autonomic disorders and how to treat them.
Learn more about our Center, our laboratory and our research work and find out ways to get involved.