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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dysautonomia (Overview)

is a general term describing various disorders of the autonomic nervous system, which controls automatic body functions like heart rate and breathing.


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Dysautonomia shows up as what kinds of symptoms in your body?

Dysautonomia shows up as what kinds of symptoms in your body?

Autonomic NS: Dysautonomia is term used when parts of the autonomic nervous system are not working correctly. This could effect many things like blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, salivation, GI motility, ability to focus vision, problems with erection, etc. These problems can be chronic and progressive or sometimes reversible. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
262 doctors shared insights

Dysautonomia (Overview)

is a general term describing various disorders of the autonomic nervous system, which controls automatic body functions like heart rate and breathing.


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What are some common symptoms of dysautonomia?

What are some common symptoms of dysautonomia?

Many possible: Dysautonomia is such a broad term that there many possible symptoms depending on which parts of the autonomic nervous system are affected. The most common symptoms are excessive thirst, excessive fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, rapid or slow heart rate, fainting (due to low blood pressure), and extreme anxiety that is not due to psychological causes. These symptoms are not disease specific. ...Read more

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I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

You need to be seen: Talk to either your parents or other person who can help you connect with a doctor to evaluate these episodes. Without more descriptions as to what's going on when you have these tremors it's hard to say how serious or not these episodes are. If you already have a doctor who regularly follows you then, call them and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Echo showed small mitral valve insufficiens doc call normal.Symptoms could be explained by a mvps with dysautonomia diagnosis but would doc have seen?

Echocardiogram: Trivial mitral valve insufficiency is a common, insignificant finding on echocardiograms in healthy people and is ignored as a cause of symptoms including dysautonomia. Mitral valve prolapse, while often without symptoms, may cause disorders of heart rhythm. If your echo showed mvp you may be having palpitations from it. Your physician would know best as he/she examined you and has the test results. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction?

How do they diagnose dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction?

Many ways: Heart rate goes up when you arise and we put a monitor for that. In addition blood pressure drops as you get up but the body compensates, it may not be able to (orthostatic). We walk a person and see the heart rate go up if normal. ...Read more

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Do you know of a blood test called pna abs for dysautonomia caused after a viral syndrome. After blood test i will have autonomic functioning testing?

Mayo's does it: Mayo labs does the testing for these thankfully-rare autoimmune dysautonomias. These are rare but dramatic syndromes, and if you do indeed have one, i wish you good luck with this. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/articles/hottopics/transcripts/2011/02-auto-dys-eval/13.html. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dysautonomia?

Many: There are several forms of dysautonomia and thus the tests vary. When people ask the question of testing, most are asking about familial dysautonomia (hsan3) which is found mainly in ashkenazi jewish populations. This condition has a genetic marker which can be tested for and will also identify carriers of the gene. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any dysautonomia specialists in us?

Suggest: You try either the cleveland clinic (http://bit.Ly/m9say1) or the mayo clinic (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/). ...Read more

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Dx dysautonomia. Breathing difficulties. Does having both genes - Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1)ATXN1 rs697739 C CC +/+ mean something?

Peut-etre ... non: Dysautonomia is not normally associated with SCA. It is smart to treat the dysautonomia symptoms. Do you know to do this? If that is going well, then I have no advice. What is the reason you had testing for the SCA1 genes? Do you have trouble walking, or does someone in your family have trouble walking? If may be helpful to know. For now though, this may have no significance. ...Read more