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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as diabetes, autoimmune disorders, connective tissue diseases, parkinson's disease, lyme disease, hereditary, injury to brain or spinal cord. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Signs of autonomic dysfunction?

Signs of autonomic dysfunction?

Many things: In general problems with fluctuation of blood pressure or sweating or coldness are common symptoms. ...Read more

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How is autonomic dysfunction treated?

How is autonomic dysfunction treated?

Multiple options: For a review see http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/autonomic-neuropathy/overview.Html.Various strategies may be used to reduce symptoms of light-headedness or dizziness when standing. These include: extra salt in the diet or taking salt tablets to increase fluid volume in blood vessels fludrocortisone or similar medications to help your body retain salt and fluid.More... ...Read more

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How is vasovagal syncope related to the autonomic nervous system?

How is vasovagal syncope related to the autonomic nervous system?

Affects organs: Vagus nerve can affect heart rate and blood pressure resulting in fainting. Vaso (= blood vessel) vagal (=vagus nerve). ...Read more

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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

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

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What causes overactive sympathetic nervous system?

Dysautonomia: Several, such as Adrenal fatigue, Headaches, Hypertension, Heart disease, Food sensitivities, Chronic fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Alcoholism, Compulsive overeating, Insomnia, Irritable bowel, Obesity, ADHD, Overactive bladder, PTSD, Alzheimer, Parkinson's disease, Excess sweating. ...Read more

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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type i diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more

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Is autonomic dysfunction a symptom of cirrhosis?

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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Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?

Is there a connection between hypothyroidism, hypothalamic dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction & Marfan syndrome?

No, there is none: I have reviewed a number of sources on marfan syndrome and have not been able to find any connection between marfan's and endocrine disorders that you listed above or any other type of endocrine disorder.. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does Fibromyalgia disease causes erectile dysfunction ?

Does Fibromyalgia disease causes erectile dysfunction ?

Yes, definitely: Fibromyalgia in men is very uncommon, but it does exist. Lack of interest in sex or erectile dysfunction just a few common symptoms of FM. Also the medication could play a role in ED (e.g. celexa, (citalopram) cymbalta). Rec.: you should discussed this issue with your treating physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does thyroid dysfunction causes death?

Does thyroid dysfunction causes death?

Thyroid dysfunction: Only in very rare instances like severe hyperthyroidism called thyroid storm. Most problems are easily treated medically. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

Describe the features of an autonomic nervous system disorder.?

A broad topic: The autonomic nervous system controlls body functions that occur automatically. This includes heart rate, breathing, blood pressure and sweating among others. Autonomic disorder can be many and varied. An example would be failure of the blood pressure to increase when stading from a lying position causing dizziness or fainting. Another may be a fast resting heart rate. Talk to your doctor for more. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist treat autonomic nervous system problems?

Of course: Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and disease involving the central and peripheral nervous system include autonomic. ...Read more

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Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux.Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

Inability to control temps, Tachy Brady, aspiration, reflux.Geneticist suggested peripheral or central nervous system disorder. Like what?

Brainstem problem?: Speculating: Cardioacceleratory-cardioinhibitory nucleus is in the medulla oblongata. So is the nucleus ambiguus (control of pharyngeal muscles). The thermoregulatory center is distant, in the preoptic anterior hypothalamus, BUT descending fibers pass through the medulla because everything must. So it could be a multisystem CNS problem or localized to the medulla. Call in a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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What is thebest method to balance autonomicnervous system(sympathetic hypertonia due to chronic stress formany years)? Symptoms:anxiety,tachycardia...

Lowdose Beta/Calc bl: Lowdose Beta Block may work. Might start w Metoprolol Succinate (not Tartrate) at 25mgs/d. Physiology: Neg feedback is if U go off equilib U come back. Positive FB is if U go off equil, U go further off. Tachycardia frm Sympath nerves due to anxiety tends to be positive: U feel worse& increa sympa output. With Beta block (CaChan Blk if Beta counterind) can keep sympath system at bay. ...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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My doc did test of autonomous nervous system, on report it says:Complete autonomous dysfunction(sympaticus&vagues),Degree of autonomous neuropathy 3(highest),Score7(difgicult).Deffinitive damage of disfunction of PNS. Is this reversible?What mean?

My doc did test of autonomous nervous system, on report it says:Complete autonomous dysfunction(sympaticus&vagues),Degree of autonomous neuropathy 3(highest),Score7(difgicult).Deffinitive damage of  disfunction of PNS. Is this reversible?What mean?

The autonomic: nervous system (ANS) controls some basic body functions including heart and breathing rates, temperature, digestion. It is made up of the sympathetic/parasympathetic systems. When it isn't working symptoms of blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, digestion regulation often result. First, confirm test and diagnosis with Doc. Treat underlying problems: alcohol, diabetes, etc. Then treat symptoms ...Read more

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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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