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Doctor insights on: Autonomic Dysreflexia Symptoms

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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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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

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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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What happens when your autonomic nervous system isn't functioning properly? What are the symptoms?

Read : Autonomic failure is a disorder of noradrenergic neurotransmission in which postganglionic sympathetic neurons do not release norepinephrine appropriately. Subnormal norepinephrine release results in impaired vasoconstriction and reduced intrathoracic vascular volume, both of which contribute to orthostatic hypotension. The absence of an appropriate reflex-induced increase in heart rate as the blo. ...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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Would autonomic dysfunction/damage be easily diagnosed/recognized by a doctor? If so what symptoms would be apparent?

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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Could being given unnecessary thyroid hormones cause autonomic nervous system dysfunction? Or similar symptoms?

Unnecessary: Are you certain that your thyroid hormones are unnecessary? If so, please check one more time with your doctor to confirm that your thyroid is OK. If so, regarding autonomic nervous system dysfunction I strongly recommend you make an appointment to see a Psychologist. More often than not the Psychologist can help you control your concerns. Occasionally the Psychologist will refer you to Neurology. ...Read more

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Would a neurologist and cardiologist be able to diagnose an autonomic dysfunction or is it a difficult task? What symptoms would they look for?

More a neuro thing: unless you have to exclude intrinsic heart disease. Autonomic dysfunction presents in many ways depending on which parts of the autonomic nervous system are affected. One typically looks at symptoms and goes backward from there (in neurology the key question is where is the lesion followed by what is the lesion). My typical lecture on the topic is split into two parts as the topic is vast. ...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