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Picture: The nursing team observes a patient to identify the cause of the respective symptoms.

Neurovegetative problems

    The autonomic nervous system controls organ function

    The autonomic nervous system unconsciously controls many bodily functions. Among other things, it regulates the cardiovascular system, digestion and metabolism. Two parts usually act as opponents: the sympathetic nervous system promotes performance, the parasympathetic nervous system promotes recovery.

    Normally, the autonomic nervous system works unnoticed. When it gets out of sync, it can lead to problems with almost any bodily function. If this remains undetected, years of suffering can be the result. Many neurologically ill and multiply disabled patients also suffer from neurovegetative symptoms. Our task is then to recognise and treat these problems. In this way, we often succeed in sustainably improving the quality of life of the patients concerned.

    Symptoms such as restlessness and tension, increased sweating or an increase in heart rate with accelerated breathing are often the only indication of a vegetative disorder. Abnormalities in the sleep-wake rhythm are frequently observed. Constipation, flatulence and gastro-oesophageal reflux are indicative of a disturbance of the digestive function, and difficulties with urination are also often vegetative.

    All of the symptoms mentioned can always be caused by other factors, for example pain or an infection.

    The team of doctors and nurses work closely together to identify the cause of the respective symptoms through close observation and targeted intervention. This often makes it possible to treat the disorder or at least improve the condition.