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What is autonomic neuropathy?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Autonomic neurop: It is a neuropathy with symptoms caused by the autonomous nervous system manifested with vasospasm, changes in blood pressure like orthostasis or sudden changes in blood pressure, pallor, rubor, increase sweat or , warmth or cold in an specific localized área of the body. Common in diabetics.
Dr. John Baker
Neurology 14 years experience
An: Damage or dysfunction of the autonomic, or 'automatic', nerves in our bodies....These nerves contribute to control of blood pressure, heart rate, peripheral vasoregulation, GI motility, sweating, tear production, oral and respiratory secretions. People with this have trouble with the above processes, namely dizziness on standing.

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What exactly is autonomic neuropathy?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Autonomic neuropathy: Autonomic neuropathy is a disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic and/or sympathetic, which controls involuntary body functions. It can cause abnormal involuntary functions of the heart, blood vessels, sweat glands, or digestive system. autonomic neuropathy can be a complication of a number of diseases, including diabetes, or a side effect of some medications.

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