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Doctor insights on: Familial Dysautonomia Mutation

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Is dysautonima genetic? Is there any relation between autism, dysautonomia and gluten intolerance? My mom also has macrobacterium avium. Connections?

Is dysautonima genetic? Is there any relation between autism, dysautonomia and gluten intolerance? My mom also has macrobacterium avium. Connections?

Many questions: There is familial dysautomia but uncertain about the other other associations. Some cases with gluten have been reported. Mycobacterium avium is an infectious disease and not related to the other conditions. Gluten is a different condition also. There is intolerance to gluten and treatment involves a gluten free diet. ...Read more

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In genetics, a mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal genetic element. Mutations result from unrepaired damage to dna or to RNA genomes (typically caused by radiation or chemical mutagens), from errors in the process of replication, or from the insertion or deletion of segments of dna ...Read more


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What exactly is dysautonomia?

What exactly is dysautonomia?

Nervous system: It is a malfunctioning of the autonomic nervous syste. 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 psychol. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about dysautonomia and how to cope?

Can you tell me about dysautonomia and how to cope?

Dysautonomia/Dizzy: SEE:Orthostatic intolerance without postural tachycardia: how much dysautonomia? Clin Auton Res. Aug 2013; 23 (4): 181–188.
Ajay K. Parsaik, Wolfgang Singer, Thomas G. Allison, David M. Sletten, Michael J. Joyner, Eduardo E. Benarroch, Phillip A. Low, and Paola Sandroni
Also needs detailed history & physical examination to assess treatable causes. ...Read more

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Starting florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5mg 3x/week for lightheaded spells related to dysautonomia. How long before I should feel difference if it works? Side effects?

Starting florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.5mg 3x/week for lightheaded spells related to dysautonomia. How long before I should feel difference if it works? Side effects?

Florinef (fludrocortisone): This drug should work the first time you take it if the dose is correct. It does not work immediately in the morning but causes your body to retain more fluid over the course of the day. That is intended to help regulate your blood pressure, especially when upright. ...Read more

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Is safe to drink alcohol in moderation while being on concerta, lexapro, and fludrocortisone hi I am a 21 year old woman who has been diagnosed with dysautonomia. I have been feeling back to normal and I was wondering if it is safe to drink alcohol in mod

Is safe to drink alcohol in moderation while being on concerta, lexapro, and fludrocortisone hi I am a 21 year old woman who has been diagnosed with dysautonomia. I have been feeling back to normal and I was wondering if it is safe to drink alcohol in mod

Probably: None of the medications you mention react especially badly to alcohol, although you may find that "moderation" is less that it would be if you did not have dysautonomia and were not taking these medications. Definitely check with your doctor (s) first, though, about what to look for. Also, start really, really low and see what your tolerance to alcohol is. ...Read more

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I have some kind of dysautonomia which makes my heart react too extreme. Is this dangerous and how/where can I get help? Can I take beta blockers?

I have some kind of dysautonomia which makes my heart react too extreme. Is this dangerous and how/where can I get help? Can I take beta blockers?

Vasovagal events: Fast heart rates can occur for many reasons. The most common reason is a vasovagal reaction. A holter monitor or event monitor can capture the fast heart rate and sometimes slow hr. If it is related to excess sympathetic nervous system activity then a beta blocker would be of value. Good hydration, avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, decongestants, avoiding excess heat all will reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What tests need to be ordered with new diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;local "specialist" is an EP and is informed but definitely not like Mayo or ClevelandClini?

What tests need to be ordered with new diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;local "specialist" is an EP and is informed but definitely not like Mayo or ClevelandClini?

No specific tests: The important thing is to look for medications or toxic exposures that might cause the abnormal heart rate, and also evidence of neurologic dysfunction beyond jump in heart rate. This can be done with a careful physical examination, preferably by a neurologist. If a careful review of symptoms and careful physical exam don't suggest any other problems, then no other testing is usually needed. ...Read more

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Is dysautonomia lethal?

Yes: There are many forms. The name is just descriptive and does not describe the various causes or outcomes. Here is some advanced information: http://1.Usa. Gov/mdroel and http://bit. Ly/mnybwz. ...Read more

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Are their any benefits on me being on a dairy free/gluten free non-gmo diet and taking a multi, coq10, d3, and omega (have lupus & dysautonomia)?

Are their any benefits on me being on a dairy free/gluten free non-gmo diet and taking a multi, coq10, d3, and omega (have lupus & dysautonomia)?

Lots of supplements: You must have a lot of money to spend
exercise and good diet are key
no alcohol or drugs is important
there is no proof that gluten or dairy will be an issue for your lupus nor is the gmo food particularly bad - it is made so they use less pesticides which are bad! ...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

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I hav low grade temperature 37.6 every evening. However if I take propranolol temperature is significantly reduced. Dysautonomia from mvp?

NO, no, no!: Propranolol has no effect on temperature. Dysautonomia doesn't cause fever. Mitral valve prolapse doesn't cause dysautonomia. You have some misguided ideas, I'm afraid (nothing personal, please don't be offended). ...Read more

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I think I have dysautonomia, feel really unwell, tests normal. Pcp just unsure. Need to fly to uk from oz, 26 hours, am dreading. Any suggestions?

R/o postural hypoten: If there is no more than 10 mm of mercury difference in blood pressure and there is not rise of pulse rate on assumption of standing from sitting, very small dose of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) could help. ...Read more

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How can I cope with dysautonomia?

Dysautonomia: This is not an easy medical issue to overcome. It is a condition most often related to neurological disorders. The nerve system affecting your lower extremity is most common. I presume you have seen your doctor and/or neurologist. You must let them know that you are not responding as much as you like and alternative actions are likely to be discussed before a decision is made. ...Read more

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How do people with dysautonomia die?

How do people with dysautonomia die?

My goodness Laura: Why are you asking such questions my dear? Schedule a virtual appointment to see me & I will first try & figure out why you're on that thought process track & if you really want to hear details then, I'll share how things can go down. You know I recently lost a very good friend who I was caring for as a patient for >6 years with MSA but he taught me a lot & I plan to use that for others' benefits. ...Read more

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Is fainting due to dysautonomia dangerous?

Is fainting due to dysautonomia dangerous?

Yes: Any fainting is dangerous, due to fall risk!
this is a difficult diagnosis, and needs to be fully assessed and treated. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat dysautonomia?

What's the most effective way to treat dysautonomia?

Multifaceted: Treatment should involve input from electrophysiology, neurology, exercise physiology and even pyschology. Education is often the most effective. A rigorous exercise program in 1 study was effective. B-blockers, blood volume expanders (florinef), vasoconstrictors (midodrine), anti-depressants, Mestinon (pyridostigmine) are some of the medications that are used with degrees of success. ...Read more

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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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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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Could. 1mg of fludrocortisone cause high cortisol on its own? On it for dysautonomia

Could. 1mg of fludrocortisone cause high cortisol on its own? On it for dysautonomia

More the opposite: Actually, the more common effect on cortisol is to see it lowered since the adrenal cortex tends to get shut down in the presence of chronic doses of Florinef (fludrocortisone). Remember, Florinef (fludrocortisone) is a synthetic equivalent of cortisol. You can watch cortisol levels rise as you begin to decrease to taper off Florinef (fludrocortisone). ...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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Erythropoetin will it increase blood volume? Use for dysautonomia.

Erythropoetin will it increase blood volume? Use for dysautonomia.

Red cell volume only: Erythropoietin stimulates the production if red blood cells. It generally does not fix the problems from dysautonomia. ...Read more

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What causes dysautonomia (dysfunction of autonomic nervous system)?

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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Why is it not dangerous for heart if u have aome sort of dysautonomia? If hr goes to 40?

Why is it not dangerous for heart if u have aome sort of dysautonomia? If hr goes to 40?

Says who?: Heart dysautonia is where your heart does not compensate when the body needs it to. It is a result of a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system.
You can have:
lightheadedness, dizziness or vertigo
heat intolerance
rapid heart rate or slow heart rate
orthostatic hypotension, sometimes resulting in fainting. ...Read more

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Is there really such a thing as post-viral dysautonomia, and is it ok to get pregnant if you have it?

Uncertain: I am not familiar with that diagnosis designation, but it could be. Dysautonomia can be idiopathic but we sometimes see it with other diagnoses. That being the case you need to get evaluated to be certain of the diagnosis especially since you are planning pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dysautonomia (Definition)

Is a general term describing various disorders of the autonomic nervous system, which controls automatic body functions like ...Read more