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This may be stupid to ask but i wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling (dysautonomia) can wearing those cause cold feet-its not too bad?

This may be stupid to ask but i wear compression stockings to prevent blood pooling (dysautonomia) can wearing those cause cold feet-its not too bad?

Even compression: If your hose is even and proper uniform compression, it should not cut off circulation. In my experience, blood pooling seems to cause cooler temperature sensations. The extra water in the tissues sucks up some of your heat. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dysautonomia (Definition)

Dysautonomia is a condition where there is malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which controls things like blood pressure, heart ...Read more


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I have dysautonomia & lupus trying to stay active- how can I prevent bad headaches& stiff joints after working in the yard?(cutting grass, gardening )

I have dysautonomia & lupus trying to stay active- how can I prevent bad headaches& stiff joints after working in the yard?(cutting grass, gardening )

Depends: Lupus headaches tend to correlate with activity of the disease. If you have persistent headaches there are goodmedications to help control them. See a neurologist. Unfortunately the joint pain is out if range ...Read more

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How to tell if I have dysautonomia?

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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What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

What sort of disorder is dysautonomia?

Dysfunction of ANS: One of the biggest culprits in autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction is fluctuating blood sugars (bs)if the bs is too low your sympathetic nervous system will be stimulated, if the bs is too high, your parasympathetic nervous system will be stimulated. By keeping bs stable you can reduce dysautonomia. Many autonomic symptoms will result from this disorder. ...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 dysautonomia a fatal condition?

Is dysautonomia a fatal condition?

Per se, no: It is not per se considered a fatal condition but some of the complications of dysautonomia can shorten life. ...Read more

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Where can I find a dysautonomia specialist?

Where can I find a dysautonomia specialist?

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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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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What is the general long term prognosis for pure autonomc failure (dysautonomia)?

What is the general long term prognosis for pure autonomc failure (dysautonomia)?

Slow progression: Paf carries a relatively good prognosis for function and survival. It has a better prognosis than multiple system atrophy and patients generally do not show diminished capacity to perform activities of daily living up to a late stage. ...Read more

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