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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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I have pure autonomic failure and chronic severe abdominal pain and nausea, does this type of dystautonomina cause gastroparesis?

I have pure autonomic failure and chronic severe abdominal pain and nausea, does this type of dystautonomina cause gastroparesis?

Yes possible: Is a degenerative diseases of autonomic nerves, as sympathetic and parasympathetic (autonomic n ) are responsible for tone of bowel contractions, propagating peristalsis, their interruption will causes gastric paralysis, and delays emptying of the stomach. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Shy Drager is the clue: This falls into a group of conditions under the heading of dysautonomia. In my view you have overwhelming mitochondrial dysfunction, resulting in energy deficiency, particularly in the lower brain. Though it sounds unlikely, you need to be given intravenous water-soluble vitamins to stimulate the mitochondria. I suggest that you find a physician that practices Alternative Complementary Medicine. Though the symptoms may sound to be psychological, they are the result of abnormal chemistry. ...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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Gastroparesis, what to do?

Gastroparesis, what to do?

Diet: small frequent meals, low in fat. drink plenty of fluids control your sugars if you are diabetic get your thyroid checked ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis come and go?

Yes: Or patients with at least symptomatic gastroparesis may have periods of being asymptomatic and other times have symptoms. ...Read more

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How is gastroparesis diagnosed?

How is gastroparesis diagnosed?

Gastroparesis Dx: The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'. That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gastroparesis?

Nausea and vomiting: Gastroparesis is a delay in the emptying of the stomach contents into the small intestine. Patients will feel full early when they begin eating. The condition is seen in diabetes, low thyroid function, viral infections and may occur as a result of certain medications. The diagnosis is confirmed by a nuclear medicine gastric emptying study. Small, multiple, low fat meals are a preferred diet. ...Read more

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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


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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more