Thousands of people nationwide have been diagnosed with heart murmurs, mitral valve prolapse, and MVP Syndrome. What is confusing for these patients is the fact that there is a group of symptoms common to several disorders that have all been labeled MVP Syndrome. Often, however, a prolapsed valve is not the cause of varied symptoms such as mitral valve regurgitation, fainting, fatigue and more. Instead, the cause is often Dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a malfunction of the Autonomic (or "automatic") Nervous System that regulates the heart, blood vessels, and blood pressure on a daily basis. In reality, MVP Syndrome is actually Dysautonomia. Similarly, POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) or sometimes called POTS disease, is a form of Dysautonomia. Accurate diagnosis is the key to getting the right help. So it can be critical to find the right doctor and clinic or treatment center that specializes in these types of disorders and can offer the best treatment options.
If you think you may have Dysautonomia, MVP Syndrome, or POTS, you want the correct diagnosis and the right doctors so that you can feel better as soon as possible. We can help you with that! Dr. Paula Moore (Internal Medicine) and Dr. Susan Phillips (General Medicine) have been seeing patients at The Autonomic Disorders and Mitral Valve Prolapse Center for over twenty years. With their move to their new clinic, Dysautonomia-MVP Center LLC, they have the latest equipment and are the best, most experienced physicians (combined experience of over forty years) in Dysautonomia. They can prescribe classical treatments and medication, as well as natural options that include exercise, diet, hydration, and vitamin supplements where needed. With our clinical, evidence-based approach, we'll help you find out if Dysautonomia is your diagnosis and, if so, form a treatment plan, beginning with the first visit. And though we're located in Birmingham, Alabama, we regularly help patients nationwide-and we can help you.
Although our patients may not have life-threatening symptoms, Dysautonomia is an autonomic disorder that can seriously affect their quality of life. We have seen many patients who have been diagnosed and treated for MVP Syndrome, POTS and mitral valve regurgitation at other clinics, but when they visit us, they begin to see results and find that they are feeling better when more accurate testing and treatment are applied. Sometimes there's nothing more helpful than a new look or the right type of testing. Now more than ever, with specialized diagnostic methods, we can make better recommendations in addition to, or sometimes instead of, medication.
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