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Doctor insights on: Autonomic Dysreflexia Treatment

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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 the Ayurvedic treatment for autonomic neuropathy ?

What is the Ayurvedic treatment for autonomic neuropathy ?

A hole in your head: Best treatment is trepanation. That's drilling a hole in your head to let out the evil humors. Ayurvedic medicine is 3000 yr old. Trepanation is even older, 10000 yr. Older is EVEN BETTER, right? Sound good? Or makes you want to run away very fast? Wake UP. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. Ayurveda is NOT medicine. It's unscientific, unproved superstition. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. ...Read more

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Will citalopram increase efficiency of autonomic nervous system? I have pots and feel rubbish without treatment

Yes: Citalopram an ssri can be extremely effective in re-regulating the autonomic nervous system and raising blood pressure. Some studies indicate that serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (snris) such as venlafaxine (effexor) and duloxetine (cymbalta) are even more effective. ...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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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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I was dx'd with small fiber autonomic polyneuropathy with microvascular injury syndrome on skin biopsy. What are treatments and prognosis will ivig he?

I was dx'd with small fiber autonomic polyneuropathy with microvascular injury syndrome on skin biopsy. What are treatments and prognosis will ivig he?

SOMEWHAT UNCLEAR: Not fully clear as to how a skin punch biopsy can lead to your diagnoses, as all that is usually seen is the number and density of your small fibres. Vascular problems are tough to see on the biopsy, and the fibres involve temperature and pain sensations, not autonomic functions. Would highly recommend a second opinion from a medical school specialist to clarify this. ...Read more

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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Autonomic drs in va beach who treat pots?

Autonomic drs in va beach who treat pots?

Generally a : Cardiologist or eps (electrophysiologist) on staff at larger hospitals. Hrs, md, facc. www.thepmc.org. ...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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Is there always a cause for autonomic neuropathy ?

YES: The major feature of the hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies (hsans) is loss of large myelinated and unmyelinated fibers. They have been categorized into five types(hsan1-5). ...Read more

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Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Can an autonomic disorder cause sleep apnea?

Certainly: 'obstructive' sleep apnea is due to anatiomical causes. The tongue, soft palate and the tonsils can block the airway during sleep. An intraoral appliance constructed by a trained dentist can alleviate this problem. ...Read more

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What's the difference between autonomic neuropathy and pots?

HR and BP.: Autonomic neuropathy is characterized by a large fall in blood pressure and a small rise in hr with standing. Pots is characterized by a large rise in hr and minimal change in BP with the same maneuver. Pots is more often seen in younger adults. Paxil (paroxetine) may contribute to symptoms of orthostasis. ...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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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 doctor do I go see for problems with autonomic nervous system?

Brain injury?: You mention brain injury..It s such a broad concept; the same goes for autonomic nervous system problems. I would have answered an internal medicine or family practice dr to start an all inclusive workup, but in view of this i assumed you might have a neurologist already taking care of you. Either one is a rational choice. On Clonazepam for..? You may consult the prescriber of this too. Good luck. ...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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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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