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Doctor insights on: Why Is Bowel Distention Possibly Related To Autonomic Dysreflexia

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Dr. William Singer
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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


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What can cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort? Is there a blood test for irritable bowel syndrome?

What can cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort? Is there a blood test for irritable bowel syndrome?

Many causes/ No: There is no blood test for irritable bowel syndrome. It is a diagnosis made by excluding other serious causes of intestinal disease. You should have a colonoscopy, ct scanning of the abdomen, endoscopy to rule out celiac disease, and certain blood tests to look for autoimmune disorders. In many cases all of these studies will be negative, and irritable bowel syndrome will be the diagnosis. Goo. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be unable to walk, have urinary incontiency, because of piriformis syndrome?

Is it possible to be unable to walk, have urinary incontiency, because of piriformis syndrome?

See her doctor!: Urinary incontinence is unlikely to be caused by piriformis syndrome. It is more likely to be a sign of worsening back pain unrelated to the piriformis muscles. You should see your family practice doctor since you are describing red flags for worsening back pain. ...Read more

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If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

If i have an overdriven sympathetic nervous system (manifesting in tachycardia &restlessness) would that be a cause of my muscle rigidity? Sooo tight

Possibly: Your system is in a high strung state and could cause muscle tightness and tension. I assume you have had endocrinology testing to rule out hyperthyroidism,pheochromocytoma,etc. If so, perhaps a stress management program would effectively treat your symptoms best and you have been recommended to avoid alcohol,caffeine and nicotine. Your physician would know best whether beta blockers would help. ...Read more

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Could low sodium levels lead to muscle issues including difficulty in walking or could it cause tge muscles in the bowel to slow like paralytic ileus?

Could low sodium levels lead to muscle issues including difficulty in walking or could it cause tge muscles in the bowel to slow like paralytic ileus?

Maybe: Low sodium is not commonly seen unless it is due to some blood pressure medications. Athletes who may drink too much water during an event can also get low sodium. Very low sodium can cause weakness and confusion. Intestinal ileus and some muscle cramping is more commonly due to low potassium. ...Read more

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Could loud bowel sounds be related to problems of the pancreas?

Could loud bowel sounds be related to problems of the pancreas?

Loud bowel noise: 33Fcanadian asks if loud bowel sounds be do to pancreas problems. ANS: yes but would be way down my list of possible causes in a 33 F with no other health problems. ...Read more

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Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Which disorders can cause postprandial hypotension in And cardiac type pain? cardiologist believes May be disorder of autonomic nervous system

Light meals: I think he is right. Try to eat light meals, lay down after your meals. Talk to your neurologist. Postprandial hypotension is not as common in young individuals, but in your case may have to do with your benign intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri. ...Read more

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Is it possible that diabeties link to bowel movement problems and inconsistent stools?

Is it possible that diabeties link to bowel movement problems and inconsistent stools?

Yes: These symptom can occur in people with automatic neuropathy. A condition in which the nerves to the bowel, bladder, stomach, and other organs are effected. I will most commonly see this in patients with type 1 diabetes that have been uncontrolled for many years and they typically have peripheral neuropathy in their feet as well. ...Read more

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Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing fainting. What condition is this?

Severe rectal pain during bowel movement causing fainting. What condition is this?

Defecation syncope,: Is what you are describing. Significant vagal nerve stimulus from painful defecation or heavy bearing down. This is due to the Insulin resistance syndrome, get checked for this and follow a low-glycemic index diet and get frequent, aerobic exercise. But why so much pain with defecation? You need to see a gastroenterologist to figure this part of it out. ...Read more

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What medications can calm vagus nerve that is causing symptoms related to digestion?

What medications can calm vagus nerve that is causing symptoms related to digestion?

None: No medication is avaialble to calm vagus nerve.Digestion should be evaluated for any issues ...Read more

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Could afib, restless leg and nervous bowel have a common cause.

Could afib, restless leg and nervous bowel have a common cause.

possible: Although afib is a well known and studied entity, restless leg and nervous bowel are less illuminated in the medical field. Therefore, it is hard to say if they could all have a common cause. However, stress can be associated with all of the above. ...Read more

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How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

How to understand nonspecific neuromuscular disorder causing esophageal motility disorder (inadequate peristalsis) if no diagnosis known & normal bloodtests?

Muscle coordination: The esophagus is just a long muscle. There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this muscle does not work effectively leading to a motility disorder. Just like your skeletal muscles sometimes cramp and get tired and dont work well this same process can happen to the esophagus muscle. ...Read more

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What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

What can be done to diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

Rome criteria: Endoscopy is important to rule out a different reason for your problems, but not necessary to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome. The duration of symptoms , the pattern of pain and the association of discomfort with bowel movements can be used to see if they are compaible with a predefined rome iii criteria which can make a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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