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Is This A Moral Dilemma Between Patient Autonomy And Beneficence
Sometimes: Autonomy means the patient can do whatever he or she wants. Beneficence means that a doctor or other professional is looking out for the patient's best interests. Some conflict examples: a patient may still choose to smoke (autonomy) even though he knows it's bad for him and his/her doctor has counseled him to quit (beneficence). ...Read more
Independence is the normal condition as a child matures into an adult, leading to an independent adult capable of taking care of his own life. Severe illnesses, major injuries, and mental disorders can all cause a person to lose his independence and have to rely on ...Read more
Have you ever heard or seen a patient suffering with an Autonomic dysfunction, which seems to be related directly with their bowels?
Yes: But just to clarify what you're really asking. First, I'm a neurologist. I see lots of things which appear to have NOTHING to do with the nervous system but then, they do. So that's not so new....but are you asking whether or not I've seen a case of Autonomic Dysfunction manifest SOLELY or FIRSTLY as Bowel dysfunction? That's an interesting question. Wanna chat? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Why do pure autonomic failure people usually die of pulmonary embolis? Is this true of POTS patients aswell? Or is POTS pretty much benign?
Benign: POTS is pretty benign. People don't die from it and the majority get better over time. The Mayo Clinic has a nice study that demonstrates this. ...Read more
Do people with somatization or undifferentiated somatoform disorder's experience symptoms during sleep? Is it typical for a patient diagnosed with a somatoform disorder to experience symptoms of autonomic dysfunction while sleeping? The sleeping symptoms
I : I also don't think it is typical for autonomic dysfunction to occur in people with somatoform disorders during sleep. It does happen; part of differential diagnoses and workup for somatoform disorders include screening for adrenal problems which are a source of adrenaline, heart problems like atrial fibrillation. It's been said that patients with these mental health conditions have high autonomic arousal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Has any doc ever encountered autonomic neuropathy symptoms in a patient that led to a diagnosis of Small Cell Lung Cancer. Thank you?
I'll guess not: The symptoms alone would not be the basis for a cancer Dx. Your Dr must have had a number of specific tests run beyond asking you about symptoms. Please talk to the Dr to clarify this and to obtain good info on the Dx, the Tx plan and your options. Knowing what to expect can be very important. Bring someone w/ you if you have trouble w/ this topic. Get it in writing too. Best wishes! ...Read more
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
I've allegedly got an autonomic disorder - however my BP lability makes me think i may have baroreflex failure. What is the difference b/t the 2?
Bizarre: There's an old saying in medicine that "common things happen commonly." the corrollary to that wisdom is that "rare things happen rarely." barorecptor failure is so rare that you can forget about it. Look for a different explanation. ...Read more
Wikipedia: ANS: 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, urination, and sexual arousal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer