Bringing Awareness: DBHD

DBHD or Dopamine Beta-Hydroxylase Deficiency, is a very rare condition that has only been diagnosed in 20 people. It affects the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary body functions like the regulation of blood pressure and body temperature.

Symptoms include:

  • Sharp drop in blood pressure causing dizziness, blurred vision, or fainting when standing up
  • Extreme fatigue during exercise
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Nasal congestion
  • Inability to stand for a long time

Some links for more info:
U.S. National Library of Medicine
BioMed Central

Kristen Lord

Kristen Lord

Kristen is a junior and soon to be senior at Christopher Newport University. She has an Associate’s Degree in graphic design, and is working toward her Bachelors in Fine Arts focusing in graphic design. Kristen has a passion for animals and art, and in her spare time likes to paint, or design on the computer as well as playing with her dog Mr. Pickles. Kristen is happy to be moving on to a new chapter of her life soon, getting married at the end of May 2016 and graduating in April 2017.

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