- Talk Shows, Medical Shows, News Stations, Doctors
- United States of America
Most of us at one time or another suffer from an illness. But, what if your illness was chronic and even worse, completely misunderstood or ignored by your doctors? What if it was totally invisible from the outside? Five of my friends and I suffer from a condition called Dysautonomia.
The name is Dysautonomia which means dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is the most common form of Dysautonomia. The symptoms of it include dangerously low blood pressure, elevated heart rate, fainting, dizziness, severe fatigue, among many others. Dysautonomia affects many processes in the body, which means that the symptoms are varied and widespread.
Every day people are being ignored, misdiagnosed and are spending countless amounts of money and years trying to find the answer to their chronic, disabling symptoms.
This is a petition to get the word out, so that we can help those patients who are suffering and completely unaware of what is causing their symptoms.
As patients of Dysautonomia and/or friends of a patient with this chronic illness, we want to see this health topic strongly discussed- in news, on talk shows, in medical shows, in magazine articles. The awareness needs to be spread.
We need doctors to understand Dysautonomia and its many symptoms, so that patients are not ignored or sent from one doctor to another with no answers. Young or old, Dysautonomia can happen to anyone at any time.
We sign this petition to strongly urge awareness in every form of media. This is a health topic that is misunderstood and NEEDS to be discussed. Media, please help us in spreading awareness. You are the first step...
The Support Dysautonomia Awareness petition to Talk Shows, Medical Shows, News Stations, Doctors was written by Liz and is in the category Health at GoPetition.