ANS Clinic: Your consultation hour for vegetative complaints and diseases of the autonomic nervous system
You may have symptoms such as headache, dizziness, dry eyes, bladder problems and indigestion. These complaints can have a common cause, for example if there is a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system or autonomic nervous system (ANS). Without a specific investigation, the causes are often only recognized late. So far, little is known about therapeutic concepts. There are many options for treatment and relief for most complaints.
At the ANS Clinic at Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neurovegetative complaints. That means that our specialty is the Diseases of the Autonomous Nervous System. We founded the ANS Clinic in 2017. We offer a targeted medical examination, specialized function tests as well as a overall therapeutic concept with medication recommendations, a physiotherapeutic exercise program and advice on preventive measures. In addition, we bring together neurovegetative findings from various disciplines (gastroenterology, cardiology, urology, etc.). If you recognize yourself in the complaints listed below, we recommend that you discuss with your general practitioner whether an appointment at the ANS Clinic in the Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf is an option.
Prof. Dr. med. Christina Haubrich
Neuro Praxis Düsseldorf
The autonomous nervous system - the "electrics of the organs"
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the part of the nervous system whose functions remain largely unconscious. This refers to the part of the nervous system that controls the functions of internal organs. These are autonomous, that is, independent of willful influence. That is why the British physiologist John Newport Langley (1852-1925) coined the term autonomous nervous system.
The autonomic nervous system connects the central nervous system with almost all body organs and thus controls basic vital functions such as blood circulation, digestion, breathing or temperature regulation. While the brain stem controls important reflexes such as coughing, sneezing, swallowing and vomiting, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems control the functions of the internal organs. These include heart rate, digestion, breathing rate, saliva production, sweating, pupil size, bladder emptying, etc. The interactions between the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems are well coordinated. While the impulses of the sympathetic nervous system usually have a quick and mobilizing effect, parasympathetic impulses tend to have a dampening effect on many organs.