Autonomic Issues

Autonomic Issues in Rett Syndrome

Join Rettologist Jeffrey Neul, MD, PhD, Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and the Neul Laboratory to discuss the autonomic nervous system disruptions that your child or adult might experience; current interventions and treatments; and research that is underway. The autonomic nervous system regulates certain body processes, such as heart rate, blood pressure, circulation, rate of breathing, digestion and urination. This system works automatically (autonomously), without a person’s conscious effort, and disordering of the autonomic nervous system can happen in Rett syndrome.