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Familial Dysautonomia Mutation
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am dealing with ctd, dysautonomia and ft job. My coworkers think that I should work late hours more than my peers because they have kids and i don't. I spent saturdayin bed, recovering. They know about my condition but they say I have no kids. What shou
I don't like them!: I don't like your colleagues! my mother always says: "ya gotta look out for number one". Is it worth helping everyone else if you'e going to pay for it by being exhausted the entire weekend? It's your choice. Do what you have to do to do an excellent job, but take care of yourself, as it obviously affects your physical and mental health, but remember what mom says: ya gotta look out for #1. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer