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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Autonomic Dysfunction

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Does the autonomic nervous systems (ANS) repair or heal itself particularly in cases of autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia)? If not, what are some treatments for erectile disfunction caused by dysautonomia?

Does the autonomic nervous systems (ANS) repair or heal itself particularly in cases of autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia)? If not, what are some treatments for erectile disfunction caused by dysautonomia?

Multiple submissions: Your question has already been answered on this site. I suggest a formal physical examination and if autonomic dysfunction see a neurologist. ED requires further investigation and evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Autonomic Nervous System (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages ...Read more


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Is physical therapy or a personal trainer more efficient for dealing with deconditioning from prolonged illness? What if it's Autonomic dysfunction?

Is physical therapy or a personal trainer more efficient for dealing with deconditioning from prolonged illness? What if it's Autonomic dysfunction?

Personal Trainer: Will construct a plan of action to help w/your de-conditioning. A physical therapist helps w/specific post trauma conditions such as tears, breaks, surgery, etc. Continue to be monitored by your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is autonomic dysfunction as it relates to blood pressure?

Dysautonomia: Or autonomic dysfunction, is a general term for various conditions in which the autonomic nervous system does not work correctly. This includes blood pressure regulation and heart rate control as well as many functions regulated by the vagus nerve. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of autonomic dysfunction? Tachycardia up to 190bpm?

What are symptoms of autonomic dysfunction? Tachycardia up to 190bpm?

Other cause fr tachy: Pl see link for a brief overview of autonomic dysfunction which generally does not include tachycardia in this range. If this is usual heart rate it could indicate SVT necessitating a cardiac evaluation and treatment to slow down the heart rate as indicated. ...Read more

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Can a person with autonomic dysfunction received versed for a colonoscopy? Any risks?

If you have: Autonomic dysfunction, I would recommend and sedation be given to you by an anesthesiologist dedicated to your care rather than a nurse supervised by the endoscopist. ...Read more

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Having catecholamine blood testing lying down & standing up. What is this testing for? Autonomic dysfunction?

Having catecholamine blood testing lying down & standing up. What is this testing for? Autonomic dysfunction?

Yes...: ...And also can be testing for hypoadrenlism or cathecolamine excess. I assume this is for low blood pressure or possibly alternating with high blood pressure. It looks like you are on rheumatologic meds that are typically used for rheumatoid arthritis. This sounds appropriate of you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Would autonomic dysfunction/damage be easily diagnosed/recognized by a doctor? If so what symptoms would be apparent?

Autonomic dysfunctio: Not an easy diagnosis. Autonomic system consists of 2 components, sympathetic and parasympathetic. Both systems work in opposition through various receptors and neurotransmitters. Dysfunction of autonomic system may affect multiple systems of the body producing various symptoms. An internist with good understanding of autonomic nervous system can pin point the problem ...Read more

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My doctor said I have autonomic dysfunction when it is hot out I noticed that my body don't work right I feel out of it is that normal?

My doctor said I have autonomic dysfunction when it is hot out I noticed that my body don't work right I feel out of it is that normal?

CONTROVERSIAL: Not normal....I learned and do believe that all autonomic nervous system issues are directly related to the presence of toxins, pathogens, and allergens present in the body. Pathogens will resonate with biomarker l-homocysteine. In TCM there is typically blocked chi when there is ANS issues. ...Read more

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What is organic disease? Is a non-organic always psychological? Would autonomic dysfunction or orthostatic intolerance be an example of a NON-organic?

Organ related: Organic means the pain is related to one of the organs in the body. Functional abdominal pain, is an example of a pain that is felt in the abdomen but not related to a disease occurring in a particular organ. It is a real pain, experienced by the person, but no disease. So Organic means- disease related causing pain in the organ. ...Read more

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What are key symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

What are key symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

Dizzy spells: The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. Although there are people whose autonomic systems malfunction without a reason, usually it is due to a neuropathy from diabetes. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction?

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. ...Read more

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Is autonomic dysfunction a symptom of cirrhosis?

It can be: Both large and small fiber neuropathies can be associated with liver cirrhosis, but the question is whether this is because of the etiology of the cirrhosis (such as chronic alcoholism) or because of the cirrhosis itself. Regardless, evaluation by a neurologist and electrophysiologic studies can clarify. ...Read more

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My pupils are generally always large, can this be related to my autonomic dysfunction? Why are they so large?

Fight or flight: Response includes elevated hear rate, elevated BP. Dilated pupils drying up of secretions and increased blood flow to skin and muscle. This is due to activation of the sympathetic nervous system. Anticholinergic drugs do the same thing. ...Read more

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Can I take hydroxycut gumimes with autonomic dysfunction? My Dr not calling me back so I guess it's ok to try it

Can I take hydroxycut gumimes with autonomic dysfunction? My Dr not calling me back so I guess it's ok to try it

Not shown to be: Effective by FDA. Plus most products contain caffeine (discuss with your doctor weather or not you can take caffeine with the type of autonomic dysfunction you have.)
In 2009 Hydroxycut was pulled from the shelves because an ingredient caused liver failure and rhabdomyolysis. They have re-introduced a new formula since then but as I should remind you there has been no formal scientific study ...Read more

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Have you ever heard or seen a patient suffering with an Autonomic dysfunction, which seems to be related directly with their bowels?

Yes: But just to clarify what you're really asking. First, I'm a neurologist. I see lots of things which appear to have NOTHING to do with the nervous system but then, they do. So that's not so new....but are you asking whether or not I've seen a case of Autonomic Dysfunction manifest SOLELY or FIRSTLY as Bowel dysfunction? That's an interesting question. Wanna chat? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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If you have autonomic dysfunction can it effect you not getting better quickly the more I think of this maybe that the reason I'm not feeling good?

P.O.T.S.: 33 yo female bemoans chronic ill feeling, "autonomic dysfunction, syncope & collapse" & might have underlying joint hypermobility (see Brighton Criteria), which can underlie Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, and a symptom that can be associated with Fibromyalgia. Mitral valve prolapse needs to be ruled out. Osteopathic & Rheumatologic evaluations might be helpful. ...Read more

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I have autonomic dysfunction - and I have lupus does this mean I will have a poor prognosis and die early from lupus? Autonomic dys. Is under control

I have autonomic dysfunction - and I have lupus does this mean I will have a poor prognosis and die early from lupus? Autonomic dys. Is under control

Depends: Depends on how lupus is affecting you. Two people with lupus may not share a single problem. Some lupus problems require no treatment; others are life threatening. Within 2 years of onset, you will know the risks. ...Read more

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Could years of sleep apnea obstructive cause autonomic dysfunction?

Could years of sleep apnea obstructive cause autonomic dysfunction?

See below: Good question. Obstructive sleep apnea (osa) ; autonomic dysfunction have been studied intently over the recent years. There are direct links surfacing between the two but more indirect links exist via osa ; Insulin resistance. So to answer your question, it's possible, especially if the osa is poorly controlled w/ other comorbidities present exacerbating the situation. Best to keep osa in check! ...Read more

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If sleep apnea is due to autonomic dysfunction, what can be done to stop it?

If sleep apnea is due to autonomic dysfunction, what can be done to stop it?

Splinting: Obstructive apnea is often a "side-effect" of the body's self-preservation mode during sleep. The same mechanisms that prevent us from acting out our dreams (think sleep walking and its risks). When muscles are "paralyzed" in sleep, the loss of tone of the muscles of the throat result in partial (snoring) or complete (apnea) collapse when inhaling. CPAP or dental devices splint the airway open. ...Read more

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I just got my flu shot I feel like I'm going to passed out is that normal with the condition I have autonomic dysfunction?

I just got my flu shot I feel like I'm going to passed out is that normal with the condition I have autonomic dysfunction?

Vasovagal: Many people, especially young ones, get a vasovagal reflex (dizziness, sweating, fainting, etc) with certain procedures or activities that stimulate the vagus nerve. Although this can be very frightening, it is not dangerous and may not recur. However, older people who are experiencing fainting spells should be evaluated by their physician to confirm that more serious conditions are not present ...Read more

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I have autonomic dysfunction causing severe rapid resting heartbeat breathlessness, what medication is useful to slow this all down?

I have autonomic dysfunction causing severe rapid resting heartbeat breathlessness, what medication is useful to slow this all down?

What's diagnosis?: It would help to discuss the diagnosis first. If you have low blood pressure, your heart rate may simply be trying to adapt. If you used something to lower your heart rate in such a case it would cause you to faint! ...Read more

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What is autonomic dysfunction & could someone develop it from a strep infection as a child? What kinds of psychological issues can AD cause?

An illdefined entity: Autonomic dysfunction is an ill defined entity which is often reported in older age groups. This diagnosis implies lack of good control over your blood pressure on standing up from a flat position. There may be other associated symptoms. If you are concerned about this diagnosis, you should get a neurologist to examine and advice you further. ...Read more

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Hi I was diagnosed with cardiac autonomic dysfunction yesterday. Is it life limiting I am very worried as I have two children and am a single parent.

Hi I was diagnosed with cardiac autonomic dysfunction yesterday. Is it life limiting I am very worried as I have two children and am a single parent.

Cardiac issue.: What you have is not necessarily life-limiting, but it is life-altering in that you really need to double-down on your health maintenance strategies. Eat properly. Exercise regularly. Don’t smoke or drink alcohol excessively. Get enough sleep. Maintain a positive outlook on life. Control your weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol profile. ...Read more

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What is autonomic dysfunction? What are the symptoms?

Dysautonomia: Too many to list here. Please refer to the website referenced below. This is an excellent review of dysautonomia. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/dysautonomia
dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction) is any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ans). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Autonomic (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system (ans or visceral nervous system or involuntary nervous system) is the part of the peripheral nervous system that acts as a control system functioning largely below the level of consciousness, and controls visceral functions, such as heart rate, digestion, respiratory rate, salivation, perspiration, pupillary dilation, ...Read more