Nerve Disorders

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about nerve disorders.

What are the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

Dr. Zhijun Guo discusses symptoms of autonomic dysfunction. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What are the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

The most common symptom are dizziness, particular when they stand up, or faint, even blacked out when they exert themselves, such as coughing, sneezing, or on toilet. Occasionally, we see people black out, even become excessively emotional. That is some of the most common symptom. People can complain of fatigue, drained all the time. They can complain of abnormal body, hot or cold sensation. In some case, patients complain that burning pain to skin with color change, texture change. Those probably is the most common symptoms from the dysfunction.


The most common symptoms of autonomic dysfunction include dizziness, blacking out, and fainting, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say. 

These symptoms can occur while you’re doing typical, everyday things, such as sneezing, coughing, or going to the bathroom.

Some other symptoms include:

  • Burning skin pain
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling too hot or too cold

To learn more about the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction, talk with your doctor.

Source: Zhijun Guo, MD, PhD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute