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WHEREAS, dysautonomia is a group of medical conditions that result in a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for ‘automatic’ bodily functions such as respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, temperature control and more; and

WHEREAS, dysautonomia impacts millions of people around the world, and includes conditions such as diabetic autonomic neuropathy, vasovagal syncope, pure autonomic failure, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome; and

WHEREAS, dysautonomia impacts people regardless of age, gender, race or background; and

WHEREAS, dysautonomia can be disabling, resulting in social isolation, stress on the families of those impacted, and financial hardship; and

WHEREAS, increased awareness about dysautonomia will help patients receive a diagnosis, earlier treatment, save lives, and foster support for individuals and families coping with dysautonomia in our community; and

WHEREAS, Dysautonomia Awareness Month provides an opportunity to recognize the contributions of medical professionals, patients, community organizations, and family members who are working to educate our citizenry about dysautonomia in Nevada;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2019 as

DYSAUTONOMIA AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of October, 2019

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