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I have small fiber axonopathy and dysautonomia. Would ivig cure it and make me sweat again and my dysautonomia go away?

I have small fiber axonopathy and dysautonomia. Would ivig cure it and make me sweat again and my dysautonomia go away?

May or may not: Although some small fibre neuropathies respond to ivig, others may not, and not clear that the full dysautonomia would reverse, but maybe worth a trial of perhaps 3 months initially. Discuss with a neurologist with experience in area of peripheral neuropathies. Might add usage of metanx twice daily as this does increase fibre density in diabetes, but not studied in other conditions. ...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


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Is dysautonomia lethal?

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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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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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 to tell if I have dysautonomia?

Symptoms: Dysautonomia is a rare symptom complex that includes inability to adjust for blood pressure ehen changing positions, inability to sweat, inability to regulate heart rate, and inability to achieve erection, among other symptoms. Lightheadedness when standing up can occur in normal individuals. ...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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How do people with dysautonomia die?

How do people with dysautonomia die?

My goodness Laura: What are you asking such questions for my dear? Schedule a virtual appointment to see me and I will first try and figure out why you're on that thought process track and 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 over 6 years with MSA...but he taught me a lot and I plan to use that. ...Read more

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Can dysautonomia progress over time?

Depends what it is: From. For example, dysautonomia from a traumatic brain injury, once stabilized and out of early storming, will remain fairly stable. If it is from a progressive disease like ms, it can get worse. Dysautonomia can also be aggravated by certain things, such as infections, that can make it feel like it is progressing. A thorough history would be needed to suggest whether it is suggestive in each case. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

Neurological: The autonomic nerves are those that work without us thinking, controlling involuntary activities, like digestion, breathing, sweating, blood vessels dilating, body temperature...Dysautonomia refers to abnormal function of this system. ...Read more

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Is there any medication for dysautonomia?

Depends: Dysautonomia can be primary (no underlying cause) or secondary due to many causes. There is treatment for the primary type as well as treatment for the underlying cause of the secondary type. But the treatment for this disorder of the autonomic nervous system of either type depends on the expertise of the doctor and the patience of the patient. ...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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Should I get a medical id for dysautonomia?

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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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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Is there many different types of dysautonomia?

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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In what ways can massage help with dysautonomia?

In what ways can massage help with dysautonomia?

May not : It depends on what the manifestations are. There are many symptoms of dysautonomia. However massage may will help the pain syndrome. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Dysautonomia?

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