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Over The Counter Treatment For Dysautonomia
Symptom, not disease: "Dysautonomia"=abnormal function of autonomic nervous system affecting automatic functions, eg.heart rate,blood pressure.Can happen when an illness (some mild,some severe)affects the nervous system.Treatment of underlying illness can help.Sometimes we give meds to control the blood pressure or heart rate.Apathy can occur as part of underlying illness, eg.Parkinson's, or can be unrelated depression ...Read more
Just like any other: Dysautonomia involves defective responses to neural mechanisms maintaining body's internal balance (homeostasis) but does not preclude drug or other treatments for fever. Things such as antiinflammatories, Acetaminophen will work. External cooling or administration of chilled IV fluids, if needed, will work also. "normal" sweating & shivering may not occur tho. ...Read more
Is cortef a reasonable treatment for profound fatigue & other symp's? Been ill w/various diseases 11 yrs, nothing else is working. Have dysautonomia.
Adrenal function: Profound fatigue can be due to multiple resins including adrenal hypo function which can have symptoms of dysautonomia if adrenal function is low then only cortisone should be usedcortisone may help symptoms of fatigue but should not be used unless you truly have low adrenal function due to potential side effects. ...Read more
Does the autonomic nervous systems (ANS) repair or heal itself particularly in cases of autonomic dysfunction (dysautonomia)? If not, what are some treatments for erectile disfunction caused by dysautonomia?
Multiple submissions: Your question has already been answered on this site. I suggest a formal physical examination and if autonomic dysfunction see a neurologist. ED requires further investigation and evaluation. ...Read more
Heel Cups, but...: As this is a condition that commonly affects active children, it is always a good idea to have this evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist to ensure that this is the correct diagnosis. Proper stretching should also always be included in a treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, don't skip meds: Addison's disease is serious; represents adrenal failure (lack of glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids & sex hormones.) without these important hormones you have trouble with glucose metabolism, stress, severe fatigue, sodium & potassium balance, immune response, sexual development, sex drive. It's important to know why the adrenals are not functioning. Meds are prescription & taken for life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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