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What Is A The Definition Of Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy
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
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
If I am now a 21yr old female with autonomic neuropathy caused by diabetes, will this ever go away?
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
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
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
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
Is autonomic neuropathy common after chemo? If you can develop it from chemotherapy, will it go away eventually?
Can happen: Autonomic neuropathies do occur with some chemotherapy treatments, but is less common than the sensory or sensorimotor neuropathies. The prognosis is dependent on the level of change, intensity of chemotherapy, and whether modifications of the chemotherapy were given as well as if treatment was initiated. See your oncologist and discuss the issue. ...Read more
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
My doctor said today I was borderline for autonomic neuropathy he said it was rite on the border line but he would not worry about it? What to think?
Autonomic NS: The changes in your arms are due to the underlying disease process. The mottling is a sign of autonomic disregulation. ...Read more
Autonomic neurop: It is a neuropathy with symptoms caused by the autonomous nervous system manifested with vasospasm, changes in blood pressure like orthostasis or sudden changes in blood pressure, pallor, rubor, increase sweat or, warmth or cold in an specific localized área of the body. Common in diabetics. ...Read more
Autonomic neuropathy: Autonomic neuropathy is a disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system, parasympathetic and/or sympathetic, which controls involuntary body functions. It can cause abnormal involuntary functions of the heart, blood vessels, sweat glands, or digestive system. autonomic neuropathy can be a complication of a number of diseases, including diabetes, or a side effect of some medications. ...Read more
What problems are caused by autonomic neuropathy? How are they best treated? How much improvement happens?
Autonomic neuropathy occurs when there is damage to the nerves that manage every day body functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, bowel and bladder emptying, and digestion.
Treatment is supportive. Several treatments may be attempted before a successful one is found.
Check this out for more information:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com//health/autonomic-neuropathy/ds00544. ...Read more
Unlikely at your age: Autonomic neuropathy is rare. Chest pain between gerd and heart disease can give autonomic symptoms such as light headedness, shortness of breath. Diabetes, valvular heart disease and brain disorders must be considered. See a neurologist and sleep medicine doctor for testing and treatment. ...Read more
Autonomic neuropathy symptoms for 21 months. Anti hu tested negative. Could this be a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome? Any advice, thankyou.
Symptoms 21 months:
You MUST return to the doctor (s) who have cared for you!
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
I have autonomic neuropathy dystautonomia and pots and mayo clinic cannot figure out why? This is my second visit and I am still here. Can anyone help? Its been very ffrustrating for me and my family
Mayo is very good: If doctors at mayo clinic can not figure out, you are out of luck. So be patient and do what they have advised. Sometimes you can have a medical condition which is difficult to diagnose and treat. That is what autonomic neuropathy is....Very hard to find the cause and difficult to treat. So stick with them....There is not any better alternatives elsewhere! ...Read more
Have this checked!: If you aren't sweating normally that is something to discuss with your doctor, as sweating helps reduce our core body temperature when we work out so we don't overheat! So, if you aren't sweating at all, there's a chance that your core temperature could rise higher than what is safe. See what your doctor says, and follow it closely, and find out what you can do safely. ...Read more
How would you know if you have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome vs autonomic neuropathy?
POTS vs. Dysauto: In general by history and formal examination by a neurologist trained in autonomic disorders. There are lab tests that can be necessary to sort this out. Pots is classified as dysautonomia but associated with rapid heart rate in upright positions. Many other autonomic problems than that usual if autonomic neuropathy is diagnosed - GI dysmotility, loss of sweating, loss of blood pressure control. ...Read more
Are there any medications for heat intolerance? I have severe heat intolerance due to autonomic neuropathy (30 years of type 1 diabetes). I am only comfortable when an AC is blowing cold air on me.
No: Control environment Wear thin loss cloths and may need to be naked while in house and drink plenty of cold water. Avoid exposure to heat. Presume work up for Thyroid abnormalities was negative ...Read more
I'm going to be starting ivig for dysautonomia pots small fiber neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy. Anything I should be worried a anout?
Can Parkinson's disease cause pots/ dystautonomia and autonomic neuropathy? Mayo clinic cannot find my cause to many diagnosis.. ...Any help
Have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. My BP sat down was 115/60 hr 64 stood up 135/80 hr 97. Autonomic neuropathy or just pots? Male 22
Autonomic neuropathy: To define autonomic neuropathy, must have other aspects of that part of the nervous system assessed or tested. Problems with maintaining bp, abnormal sweating, GI motility, pupils, etc. Pots implies tachycardia on going upright with maintenance of bp. As an example, autonomic neuropathy would probably have drop in blood pressure without increase in heart rate. ...Read more
Is it possible a non diabetic person suffered peripheral neuropathy or autonomic neuropathy problems? What is the best supplement for me to take? Help!
Autonomic neuropathy sympts for 21mths. Anti hu tested neg. Could this be a paraneoplastic neurological syndrome? My GP says don't worry PNS rare. Ideas
Autonomic neuropathy: Occurs in women typically with onset in the 4th or 5th decade. First confirm you have it (see a neurologist and have an EMG-NCS done. If the diagnosis is in question thermal testing and a tilt table test can clarify matters. Read about POTS and its many causes ...Read more
Is autonomic neuropathy a presentation of small cell lung cancer? If so how long until the tumor appears?
It can be: Autonomic neuropathy has many causes, including diabetes. Cancer would be the most unusual cause. Rarely autonomic neuropathy can be the first sign of cancer like small cell lung cancer. There is no way to tell when the tumor will appear, but most patients have anti-Hu antibodies on a blood test. If your doctor has ruled out every other cause, it might make sense to do that blood test. ...Read more
Autonomic neuropathy 2 years. Antibody and recent pet/ct negative. Could this be paraneoplastic, what test could I look at next to get diagnosis, thanks?
Doubtful: Most paraneoplastic syndromes would have revealed the culprit after two years of symptoms ...Read more
What causes severe pain to even slightly cool or warm water in the hands? It's very painful. Also, I have "autonomic neuropathy", from my doctor says
Can I still have autonomic neuropathy if I had a neg tilt table test? (had the test today) my symptoms are, lightheaded, synoscope, eyes go black,
Basilar artery spasm: Many young women experiences episodes of lightheaded, vertigo, closing down of vision into a tunnel with near or even completed faint. Described by bickerstaff many years ago. Associated with spasm of the artery at the base of tbe brain. Often associated with tendency for migraine headaches. Discuss these issues with your doctor. ...Read more
I have autonomic neuropathy pots /gilberts syndrome / first degree av block and GERD. Gonna sound weird but my voice is changing on m? Why is this?
Changing voice: You need to see a doctor. Some of things which he would check will be your thyroid function and ian ENT doctor visit to check your vocal cords. ...Read more
Confirmed autonomic neuropathy on a skin biopsy. Burning pain in my muscles...Doctors cannot find the cause of the an? Any idea as I am in discomfort
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
I have autonomic neuropathy / pots / sleep apnea / GERD / 1st degree av block / gilberts syndrome / doctors cannot find my cause for an and pots?
Hospital setting: I would consider being referred to some sort of hospital setting, like mayo clinic, that can have you be seen by several related departments and get collaboration of the findings and tests. ...Read more
Just had unremarkable CT 2 years after start of autonomic neuropathy. Can this rule out small cell lung cancer or should 6 monthly CTs continue?
Mgt: High resolution CT scans are useful in diagnostic screening. Small nodules may be missed though, and if there are any other signs such as pleural involvement, swelling of the lymph nodes, additional screening is indicated. Serum markers EA, PSA, NSE, CA19-9, AFP, β-HCG, and ProGRP, can help to identify a cancer that is not seen by imaging. Sequential screening is continued every 6m x 4 yrs min. ...Read more
Have leg & arm weakness, fatigue & autonomic neuropathy symptoms. Will a VoltGatedCalciumChannel VGCC blood test add any value to my suspicions?
Neurological consult: Further specific test such VGCC must be discussed with your neurologist, as he/she has full picture about your case. ...Read more
night sweats EVERY night, nausea and fatigue. How do I know if it's perimenopause or autonomic neuropathy. I have small fiber neuropathy. 37yrs old?
Check hormones: Best if you see an endocrinologist as he or she will likely be interesting in checking your LH, FSH, estrogen and thyroid levels to ensure your ovaries are working properly. Dysautonomia is not uncommon in individals with neuropathies. Make sure you also have your vitamin and mineral levels checks and also to rule out gluten sensitivity/celiac disease. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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