The Autonomic Disorders Program provides care for autonomic nervous system disorders. Our doctors are among a few specialists worldwide with the expertise to diagnose and treat autonomic disorders. The program also offers one of the most comprehensive autonomic testing laboratories in the nation.
A condition in which your heart rate raises significantly in response to a position change from lying down to standing, or from sitting to standing. It may develop after a viral or bacterial illness and/or resolve on its own.
An autonomic nervous system dysfunction characterized by progressive symptoms of autonomic failure, such as dizziness or lightheadedness when standing, syncope, and difficulty with urination, impotence, and sweating.
A painful type of neuropathy that causes severe sharp or burning pain and can be difficult to detect or diagnose.
Stiff person syndrome
A rare neurologic disorder characterized by progressive rigidity and stiffness that often results in chronic pain, impaired mobility, and excessive curving of the spine.
Vasovagal syncope (fainting)
A common causes of fainting that occurs when the body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress, and leads to a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure.
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy
An autoimmune condition in which your immune system damages a receptor in the autonomic ganglia, part of the peripheral autonomic nerve fiber.
A type of multiple system atrophy that is associated with abnormally low blood pressure.
A common cause of fainting, characterized by rapid loss of blood pressure and low blood flow to the brain. The person loses consciousness (passes out or faints), usually for only a few seconds.
The development of symptoms when standing upright, such as light-headedness, dizziness or fainting, are relieved when sitting back down again.
Peripheral nerve dysfunction
A range of conditions or disorders which affect one nerve or many nerves. They may be congenital or the result of disease, viral infection, nerve compression or injury.
Post-infectious autonomic dysfunction
Disorders that occur when the autonomic nervous system is not functioning properly as a result of infection.
Postural tachycardia syndrome
One of a group of disorders in which an excessively reduced volume of blood returns to the heart after an individual stands up from a lying down position, causing lightheadedness or fainting as well as a rapid increase in heartbeat. Symptoms are relieved by lying down again.
This type of hypertension, also known as resistant hypertension, is characterized by abnormally high blood pressure that remains uncontrolled despite sustained therapy.
A sporadic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder that represents one indicator of multiple system atrophy (MSA).
Sweat disorders, such as anhidrosis and hyperhidrosis
A range of disorders characterized by excessive sweating and inflammation of sweat glands.
Marc Laderriere was relieved when Dr. Safwan Jaradeh, an autonomic disorders specialist, could explain and treat his mysterious set of symptoms.
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For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
Appointments are available by physician referral only.
Please call us at 650-723-6469. Faxes can be sent to 650-723-6002.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Bring as much information as possible about your family history, as some conditions that affect the autonomic system may be genetic.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
Call to schedule a follow-up visit with a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to discuss test results and review your treatment plan.
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Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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