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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

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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Can inflammation from autoimmune disorder cause dysautonomia? If so, if you treat the inflammation, the dysautonoma symptoms settle down?

Can inflammation from autoimmune disorder cause dysautonomia? If so, if you treat the inflammation, the dysautonoma symptoms settle down?

Probably: When dysautonomia exists, the system no longer functions in a balanced or sufficiently rapid manner. Studies show acute inflammation is associated with a temporary deterioration in cardiac autonomic nervous system function in healthy subjects. Abnormal autonomic function is often found in as and RA patients. Moreover, most inflammatory peptides if released in the cerebral vascular cause dilation. ...Read more

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Recent diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;new echoEF 40% hypokinesia no CHF;calling it cardiomyopathy;low salt/fluids but POTS requires increased salt/fluids;treat?

Recent diagnosis POTS/dysautonomia;new echoEF 40% hypokinesia no CHF;calling it cardiomyopathy;low salt/fluids but POTS requires increased salt/fluids;treat?

Treat POTS: Treat POTS first, otherwise a very poorly understood condition that I do not have specific experience with. For whatever reason I believe POTS is at the root of your overall hypokinesia and impaired ejection fraction. ...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