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A 24-year-old female asked:

how do they diagnose dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Many ways: Heart rate goes up when you arise and we put a monitor for that. In addition blood pressure drops as you get up but the body compensates, it may not be able to (orthostatic). We walk a person and see the heart rate go up if normal.

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What is the general long term prognosis for pure autonomc failure (dysautonomia)?

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Dr. Edward Smith
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