I’m back just in time for Dysautonomia Awareness month.
According to WordPress I haven’t posted in over 10 months. Time for that to change.
October is the month of pumpkin spiced lattes (I’ve never had one, are they nice?), woolly jumpers, Halloween and it is also Dysautonomia Awareness month.
Dysautonomia is the umbrella term for conditions that are a result of a breakdown, or failure of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls much of your involuntary functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and perspiration.
A lot of these conditions are also referred to as Invisible Illnesses. It can take months, if not years (like in my experience) to by correctly diagnosed with Dysautonomia. There is currently no cure for dysautonomia, but symptoms may improve and be controlled with specialist treatments.
“How can I get involved with Dysautonomia Awareness Month” I hear you cry. Well it’s quite simple. Throughout October share, like and comment on social media posts that relate to dysautonomia.
You can donate money to a number of charities over the month of October. My charities of choice are STARS and POTS UK. You can donate now by clicking on the charity name, or you can donate to another charity that helps people affected by Dysautonomia.
Turquoise is the official colour of Dysautonomia Awareness Month so why not get colourful and dye a part of your hair or sport a turquoise ribbon, badge. Alternatively you can buy a t-shirt that supports Dysautonomia Awareness Month. (I tried to find a turquoise font colour but it’s not that easy)
Whatever you do, be sure to let people know that you’re supporting Dysautonomia Awareness Month let’s Make some noise for Turquoise!