What is Vegetovascular Dystonia?
Vegetovascular Dystonia is collection of disease condition in which there is an infringement of the vascular system of the body leading to inadequate supply of oxygen to the tissues. It is also known by the name of neuro dystonia, autonomic dysfunction, cardiac neurosis, functional cardiomyopathy. Vegetovascular Dystonia as stated is not a single entity but a collection of different conditions together resulting in the symptoms. The only way to treat Vegetovascular Dystonia is to find the underlying cause and to treat it. Vegetovascular Dystonia can be triggered off by emotional distress, alcohol abuse, infections, or stress.
What are the Causes of Vegetovascular Dystonia?
As stated, Vegetovascular Dystonia is not an independent disease condition but a collection of internal body traits. Some of the factors which can predispose an individual to Vegetovascular Dystonia are hormonal changes, pregnancy, lactation, stress, emotional distress, alcohol abuse, and infection.
What are the Symptoms of Vegetovascular Dystonia?
Some of the symptoms that an individual will feel due to Vegetovascular Dystonia are:
- Bluish discoloration of the skin
- Frequent bouts of dizziness
- Excessive sweating
- Unstable heartbeat with it becoming either very fast or very slow
- Alteration of sleep
- Cold extremities
- Numbness of the extremities
- Easy fatigue.
How is Vegetovascular Dystonia Diagnosed?
Vegetovascular Dystonia has presentations of different disorders of the body system to include psychological, neurological, cardiac, and vascular disorders. In its initial phase Vegetovascular Dystonia will present with symptoms of psychological disorder in the form of extreme fatigue, anxiety attacks, dizziness etc. It will then be followed by symptoms of cardiac disorders like heightened blood pressures all of a sudden, cold extremities, excessive sweating. Some individual will even have dry mouth at times of nervousness and stress. They may also end up having a fever. If an individual has symptoms following this pattern and all other conditions have been ruled out then the diagnosis of Vegetovascular Dystonia is virtually confirmed.
How is Vegetovascular Dystonia Treated?
Since Vegetovascular Dystonia is a syndrome and not a disease it is important to get the right treatment. The most preferred treatment of Vegetovascular Dystonia has been manual therapy, massage treatments and reflexology. With each passing treatment, the individual will feel refreshed and will have renewed energy and gradually the symptoms of Vegetovascular Dystonia will resolve.
How Can Vegetovascular Dystonia be Prevented?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to preventing Vegetovascular Dystonia. Avoiding alcohol, smoking is also beneficial. Exercising regularly and diligently is also beneficial in keeping the symptoms of Vegetovascular Dystonia at bay. In case of an infection causing Vegetovascular Dystonia, then treatment for that infection can help prevent further symptoms of Vegetovascular Dystonia.