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Doctor insights on: What Is A The Definition Of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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How do you know if its postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or cardiac autonomic neuropathy? Male 22. Not diabetic. Thanks

How do you know if its postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or cardiac autonomic neuropathy? Male 22. Not diabetic. Thanks

Here's my take: Postural orthostatic techycardia syndrome is fairly common and has a variety of different causes if the pathologist gets to look at nerve. Since you're asking to distinguish two not-well-understood illnesses, neither of which has a specific treatment, and since autonomic neuropathy is usually a diabetic's problem, i'd go with the good clinical fit -- if it seems like pots, then that's working dx. ...Read more

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Can autonomic neuropathy really be idiopathic ?

Can autonomic neuropathy really be idiopathic ?

Yes: Idiopathic sply means that we do not know the cause. The science may find a cause in future. Sometimes a patient diagnosed as idiopathic may develop conditions like diabetes several years after neuropathy was diagnosed. ...Read more

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If I am now a 21yr old female with autonomic neuropathy caused by diabetes, will this ever go away?

If I am now a 21yr old female with autonomic neuropathy caused by diabetes, will this ever go away?

Diabetic neuropathy: Controlling your blood sugar is extremely important to deter the progression of diabetic neuropathy. Vitamin B12 (either by oral or injection) is also very important. Recent studies indicated that vitamin B12 depletion was related with the use of metformin. ...Read more

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I need recommendations/names of MN doctors who specialize in diagnosing POTS or similar autonomic neuropathy?

I need recommendations/names of MN doctors who specialize in diagnosing POTS or similar autonomic neuropathy?

Try the Mayo clinic: The Mayo clinic is a world wide expert in this subject, and they have many helpful resources for evaluating this kind of problem. ...Read more

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What is the Ayurvedic treatment for autonomic neuropathy ?

What is the Ayurvedic treatment for autonomic neuropathy ?

A hole in your head: Best treatment is trepanation. That's drilling a hole in your head to let out the evil humors. Ayurvedic medicine is 3000 yr old. Trepanation is even older, 10000 yr. Older is EVEN BETTER, right? Sound good? Or makes you want to run away very fast? Wake UP. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. Ayurveda is NOT medicine. It's unscientific, unproved superstition. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. ...Read more

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Does autonomic neuropathy go away?

Does autonomic neuropathy go away?

Neuropathy: Unfortunately it would be very unlikely for autonomic neuropathy to resolve. ...Read more

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Is there always a cause for autonomic neuropathy ?

Is there always a cause for autonomic neuropathy ?

YES: The major feature of the hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies (hsans) is loss of large myelinated and unmyelinated fibers. They have been categorized into five types(hsan1-5). ...Read more

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What's the difference between autonomic neuropathy and pots?

What's the difference between autonomic neuropathy and pots?

HR and BP.: Autonomic neuropathy is characterized by a large fall in blood pressure and a small rise in hr with standing. Pots is characterized by a large rise in hr and minimal change in BP with the same maneuver. Pots is more often seen in younger adults. Paxil (paroxetine) may contribute to symptoms of orthostasis. ...Read more

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Difference between autonomic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy?

Difference between autonomic neuropathy and peripheral neuropathy?

See below.: Peripheral neuropathy has to do with sensation or lack of sensation of peripheral nerves: often in feet, legs and hand. Autonomic neuropathy has affects the autonomic nervous systems which control involuntary body functions such as control of blood vessel size, sweating etc. ...Read more

Autonomic Nervous System (Definition)

The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system. It is ‘autonomic’ because it does not require voluntary thought to function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic system manages “fight or flight” responses and the parasympathetic system acts as a counterpart that manages ...Read more


Autonomic (Definition)

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, ...Read more