Measure Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Dysfunction in POTS/Dysautonomia with Simple DIY Orthostatic Test


Complex POTS/Dysautonomia Dysfunction

In this fourth video, Dr. Artour Rakhimov and Volker Schmitz continue to discuss tests for dysautonomia. The other videos discussed 3 tests to see the general stress in the nervous system. The Parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system were expanded on. This specific video deals with more complex cases or dysautonomia dysfunction. People doing the previously mentioned heart rate d-i-y tests can experience complex results with their heart rate. In healthy tests, the heart rate would change when switching body positions to laying down or standing and then it would stay the same. The sympathetic over-activation would have the heart rate overshoot by 5 to 10 beats and then it would go down. This over-activation or disbalance between these two parts of the ANS manifests by the heart rate overshooting.

The other test relates to the parasympathetic nervous system. From standing up you would then lay down. The heart rate decreases and instead of stabilizing at a certain level it greatly decreases. It would drop from 3 to 5 or even 10 beats per minute in an extreme case.

Coaches, doctors and health professionals are aware of these tests. In the laying position, the heart rate is 70 beats per minute. When someone stands up for the test, the heart rate shoots up to 90 beats. In a case with complex results the heart rate shoots up to 90, but then the heart rate drops to 80 and then rises back up to 90. This would be a serious case of dysautonomia because the heart rate in a healthy situation increases from 70 to 90 and stays at that level. This specific case highlights an imbalance or disbalance between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. indicating dysautonomia dysfunction.

The opposite situation can also occur. For example, a person is standing and their heart rate continues to be 90 beats per minute after some time. This same person lays down in a horizontal position that occurs in about 2 seconds. The heart rate is continually monitored and it is decreasing. After some time to goes to 70 beats per minute. Usually, the heart rate should stay at 70 beats. Yet, in this case of complex dysautonomia, the heart rate goes to 70 then 80 in 5 to 10 seconds. Then the heart rate goes down back again and stays at 70. The solution to these cases of dysautonomia dysfunction relates to how we can address the whole nervous system.

Dr. Artour Rakhimov for the last 15 years has been using breathing retraining to improve the health of people. Breathing retraining can be used to help the state of the nervous system. The proceeding video of this series will discuss how breathing retraining can be used to address the various abnormalities of dysautonomia including POTS, overactive sympathetic, overactive parasympathetic, and disbalanced states of the ANS or dysautonomia dysfunction.

Webpage: Treat Complex POTS and Dysautonomia Dysfunction Fast and Naturally –

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The URL for YouTube playlist “Dysautonomia/POTS/Sympathetic-Parasympathetic OverDrives: DIY Tests and Treatment”: .

Here you can see Volker Schmitz, Buteyko breathing practitioner (Hamburg, Germany) with Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Toronto, Canada), trainer of Buteyko and NormalBreathing practitioners.

The video description was created with participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).

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