Autonomic disorders are a common health problem, affecting as many as one million people in the United States. The autonomic system is the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary functions, such as beating of the heart, blood pressure and sweating. Problems with the autonomic system can occur alone or as a result of another disease, such as diabetes or Parkinson's disease. Autonomic disorders can cause debilitating symptoms including dizziness, fatigue, and weakness.
The Division of Autonomic Neurology provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation of autonomic disorders, small fiber neuropathies and evaluation of dysautonomia associated with other common conditions. The Division offers a complete range of diagnostic tests including autonomic testing (deep breathing, Valsalva maneuver, tilt test and sweat tests), skin biopsies for assessment of small fibers and evaluation of neural autoimmunity and cerebral blood flow evaluations.