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What problems are caused by autonomic neuropathy? how are they best treated? how much improvement happens?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Supportive: Autonomic neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the nerves that manage every day body functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, bowel and bladder emptying, and digestion. Treatment is supportive. Several treatments may be attempted before a successful one is found. Check this out for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com//health/autonomic-neuropathy/ds00544.
Dr. Lauren Romeo
Wound care 19 years experience
Ulcers and trauma: Autonomic neuropathy is complex and effects the skin, muscle, and bone..As well as the nerve processes. If you have no feeling in your feet, you may injure yourself. Lack of nerve stimulation can lead to bone loss and muscle loss over time and give you problems with walking and balance. If the neuropathy comes from high blood sugar, you must decrease it to normal levels.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2013

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