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How is autonomic dysfunction treated?

How is autonomic dysfunction treated?

Multiple options: For a review see http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/autonomic-neuropathy/overview.Html.Various strategies may be used to reduce symptoms of light-headedness or dizziness when standing. These include: extra salt in the diet or taking salt tablets to increase fluid volume in blood vessels fludrocortisone or similar medications to help your body retain salt and fluid.More... ...Read more

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Autonomic (Definition)

Autonomic is also known as Autonomic nervous system. 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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Autonomic dysfunction causes my pulmonary hypertension, if treated is it still fatal?

Autonomic dysfunction causes my pulmonary hypertension, if treated is it still fatal?

Interesting: I have not seen Autonomic Dysfunction as a cause of PHTN. I would have expected to see that you have gone through much more extensive testing than your record details before one comes to that conclusion. Your question is best reserved for a specialist in PHTN and the doc who has been ordering your tests / making the diagnoses. ...Read more

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Signs of autonomic dysfunction?

Signs of autonomic dysfunction?

Many things: In general problems with fluctuation of blood pressure or sweating or coldness are common symptoms. ...Read more

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What are key symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

What are key symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

Dizzy spells: The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. Although there are people whose autonomic systems malfunction without a reason, usually it is due to a neuropathy from diabetes. ...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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How do you get autonomic dysfunction? I'm 33 years old is it normal people my age to have this will this ever go away

How do you get autonomic dysfunction? I'm 33 years old is it normal people my age to have this will this ever go away

Variety of reasons: Reasons may be genetic, others not...(i.e. bad luck?)....there's really no known environmental cause or risk factor for acquiring dysautonomia. How were you actually diagnosed. I see you're on some serious meds. Were you diagnosed by a neurologist & by comprehensive autonomic testing or just tilt table? I'd 1st want to know your DX is real. Write me if you like: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can autonomic dysfunction difficulty to diagnose? Can it still be present and not captured during testing?

Yes: Autonomic dysfunction can be difficult to diagnose. Sudomotor reflex testing, tilt table, ekg variability, sympathetic skin response and skin biopsy can all be useful to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can autonomic dysfunction cause difficulty with concentration an inability to think clearly?If so, why?

Autonomic dysfunct: Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system is known as dysautonomia. The system regulates unconscious body functions, including heart rate, blood pressure, temperature regulation, GI secretion, and responses to stress such as the "fight or flight" syndrome. As regulating these functions involves various and multiple organ systems, dysfunctions involves various and multiple disorders. Read. ...Read more

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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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I just got my flu shot I feel like I'm going to passed out is that normal with the condition I have autonomic dysfunction?

I just got my flu shot I feel like I'm going to passed out is that normal with the condition I have autonomic dysfunction?

Vasovagal: Many people, especially young ones, get a vasovagal reflex (dizziness, sweating, fainting, etc) with certain procedures or activities that stimulate the vagus nerve. Although this can be very frightening, it is not dangerous and may not recur. However, older people who are experiencing fainting spells should be evaluated by their physician to confirm that more serious conditions are not present ...Read more

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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