Autonomic Nervous System Testing (ANS)
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulates physiologic processes, such as blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, digestion, metabolism, fluid and electrolyte balance, sweating, urination, defecation, sexual response, and other processes. Regulation occurs without conscious control, i.e., autonomously. The ANS has two major divisions: the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems. Many organs are controlled primarily by either the sympathetic or parasympathetic system, although they may receive input from both; occasionally, functions are reciprocal (e.g., sympathetic input increases heart rate; parasympathetic decreases it).
Our ANS testing is a quick, clinically powerful non-invasive system to test for hidden diseases. In less than 15 minutes we can identify clinical autonomic disorders and uncover major illness and health risks including:
- Sudden Death
- Silent Heart Attack
- Syncope (Fainting)
- Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy (CAN)
- Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy (DAN)
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
- Vascular Abnormalities
- Orthostatic Hypotension
- Other Hidden Diseases
Testing of the autonomic nervous system is a recommended standard of care by the American Diabetes Association for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.