Mild dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system (ANS), also called mild dysautonomia is commonly comorbid with all primary headaches (migraine, TTH, NDPH). The ANS controls those body functions that we consciously have no control over, such as breathing, blood pressure regulation, heart rate regulation, digestion/GI motility, temperature regulation, sweating, or nervous system over-stimulation. Common causes … Continue reading Autonomic Nervous System Sensitivity
Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches: A comprehensive guide for Nurse Practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents I started my blog as a way to communicate to pediatric providers about the care of pediatric patients with all kinds of headaches. Over time, I decided to turn it into a book. I felt that the … Continue reading My book is available!!!
Ever notice that your kids and teens with headache/migraine also have some other symptoms? Like sweaty hands and feet? Tremor? Lightheadedness and dizziness? Dilated pupils? Palpitations? Constipation or diarrhea? Gastric upset? Cold extremities? Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet? Fatigue? What’s up with that? Well, a wide variety of these findings are very … Continue reading Dysautonomia symptoms and headaches