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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

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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Can sleep apnea be related to an autonomic dysfunction?

Can sleep apnea be related to an autonomic dysfunction?

Yes: Research has shown a relationship to all disease and sleep apnea, most recently linked to cancer. While the debate similar to the "chicken and egg" dilemma exists, seek treatment for the sleep apnea asap. ...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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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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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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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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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?

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

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