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how can i cope with dysautonomia?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dysautonomia: This is not an easy medical issue to overcome. It is a condition most often related to neurological disorders. The nerve system affecting your lower extremity is most common. I presume you have seen your doctor and/or neurologist. You must let them know that you are not responding as much as you like and alternative actions are likely to be discussed before a decision is made.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

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Dr. Patrick Ferry
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 18 years experience
Neurological: The autonomic nerves are those that work without us thinking, controlling involuntary activities, like digestion, breathing, sweating, blood vessels dilating, body temperature...Dysautonomia refers to abnormal function of this system.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of dysautonomia? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
Many: Dysautonomia refers to breakdown in the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Symptoms can include vague but disturbing aches and pains, faintness (or actual fainting spells), fatigue, anxiety attacks, tachycardia, hypotension, poor exercise tolerance, gastrointestinal symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, sweating, dizziness, blurred vision, numbness and headaches.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What's the most effective way to treat dysautonomia?

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Dr. Ryan Cooley
Cardiology 29 years experience
Multifaceted: Treatment should involve input from electrophysiology, neurology, exercise physiology and even pyschology. Education is often the most effective. A rigorous exercise program in 1 study was effective. B-blockers, blood volume expanders (florinef), vasoconstrictors (midodrine), anti-depressants, Mestinon (pyridostigmine) are some of the medications that are used with degrees of success.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are some common symptoms of dysautonomia?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Many possible: Dysautonomia is such a broad term that there many possible symptoms depending on which parts of the autonomic nervous system are affected. The most common symptoms are excessive thirst, excessive fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, rapid or slow heart rate, fainting (due to low blood pressure), and extreme anxiety that is not due to psychological causes. These symptoms are not disease specific.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about dysautonomia and how to cope?

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Cardiology 39 years experience
Dysautonomia/Dizzy: SEE:Orthostatic intolerance without postural tachycardia: how much dysautonomia?Clin Auton Res. Aug 2013; 23(4): 181–188. Ajay K. Parsaik, Wolfgang Singer, Thomas G. Allison, David M. Sletten, Michael J. Joyner, Eduardo E. Benarroch, Phillip A. Low, and Paola Sandroni Also needs detailed history & physical examination to assess treatable causes.

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