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Doctor insights on: Autonomic Dysfunction Prognosis

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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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?

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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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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is erectile dysfunction curable?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Is erectile dysfunction curable?

Yes!!!: But you have to address cause. Make sure relationship is good. Minimize distractions like job, money, family, etc. Clean up lifestyle eg don't smoke or drink to excess. Eat right & exercise regularly. Studies show that lowering heart disease risk improves ed. Go see your family doc to review your health & meds. Some conditions & drugs worse than others. Improve bp, cholesterol & sugar control. ...Read more

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Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Is diastolic dysfunction reversible?

Depends --: it depends on the causes -- for example, obesity and elevated BP can be treated, but heart attack and heart muscle disease are irreversible ...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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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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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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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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43yo f diagnosis with diastolic dysfunction have 63% of predicted lung function, sever edema sob fatigue when does dysfunction become heart failure?

43yo f diagnosis with diastolic dysfunction have 63% of predicted lung function, sever edema sob fatigue when does dysfunction become heart failure?

Diastolic heart fail: diastolic dysfunction becomes heart failure once the pressures upstream from the heart (in the left atrium and lungs) becomes elevated. This can be manifested by shortness of breath, low oxygen levels, and edema. ...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 waldenstrom's lymphoma (current IgM 2300) cause memory impairment or erectile dysfunction?

Possibly: These are not classic symptoms of wm; however, this disease can, at extreme form cause neurological deficits, vascular compromise, and neuropathy. It is also important to note that these symptoms are relatively common complaints of adult male population. It's best to ask your hematologist about these symptoms since he/she would have an idea about the state of your disease & can speculate better. ...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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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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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Prognosis (Definition)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease ...Read more