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does anyone know what is shy-drager syndrome?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Aka MSA: Multiple system atrophy (msa)-rare condition causing symptoms to usually men older than 60 similar to Parkinson's disease. Causes widespread damage to nervous system contolling heart rate, blood pressure and sweating. Cause is unknown. Goal of treatment is to control "symptoms.".

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What are the tests for shy-drager syndrome?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: Blood pressure (lying and standing); eye exam; nerve & muscle examinatin. There are no specific tests to confirm this disease. A neurologist can make the diagnosis based on history/exam and ruling out other symptoms. Mri of the head, plasma norepinephrine levels and urine catecholamine test may be ordered.
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What is the treatment for shy-drager syndrome?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below:: There is no cure for msa, and there is no known way to prevent the disease from getting worse. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms. Anticholinergic medications may be used to reduce early or mild tremors. Levodopa may improve movement and balance. Meds can be used to treat low blood pressure, constipation too. Some need pacemakers for their low heart rate.
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What are the symptoms of shy-drager syndrome?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Shy-Drager: postural hypotensionorthostatic hypotension •autonomic failure •chronic constipationimpotenceurinary incontinence •impaired speech •breathing difficulties •swallowing difficulties •inability to sweat.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What adie syndrome, frey syndrome, and shy-drager syndrome have in common?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Shy drager syndrome treatments?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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www.rightdiagnosis.: Antiparkinsonian medication l-dopa treatments for orthostatic hypotension: high-salt diet high-fluid diet medications to increase blood pressure salt-retaining steroids alpha-adrenergic medications non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs sympathomimetic amines sleeping with head raised feeding tube - if feeding or swallowing difficulties require. Breathing tube - for breathing difficulty.

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