BENEFITING: Dysautonomia International
What if your heart rate, blood preasure and breathing dropped so low you were worried about your life? What if every time you stood on your feet you would become so dizzy, blackness would soon follow? What if your stomach hated almost everything you put in its system leaving you hunched over in excruciating pain and very nauseas?
These are just a few of the sysmptoms people with Dysautonomia experience. It is a scary medical condition that effects the autonomic nervous system which regulates all "automatic" functions of the body that we do not have to consciously think about, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and temperature control (just to name a few). People who suffer from any form of Dysautonomia, have an autonomic nervous system that is severely out of whack.
I fight for awareness not just to benifit myself, but to help the 70 million men and women worldwide who also have this debilitating condition. Dysautonomia is actually more common than MS and Parkinson combined yet doctors don't have the education in this condition so it is commonly misdiagnosed.
“There is no cure for any form of dysautonomia at this time, and despite the high prevalence of dysautonomia, most patients take several years to get diagnosed due to a lack of awareness amongst the public and within the medical profession. Dysautonomia International is funding research to develop better treatments, and hopefully someday a cure for each form of dysautonomia.” - Dysautonomia International
Please help me raise funds to support the important work Dysautonomia International is doing. They are a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that advocates, educates and has research programs in place studying to find a cure. Every dollar donated goes directly to fund their research and hopefully in the near future they will find a cure!
For the month of October AWARENESS will be spread about this chronic invissible illness!
For more information: http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/
You can also follow along on my journey with chronic illness on my blog: Highway To Healing.