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What are some common symptoms of dysautonomia?

What are some common symptoms of dysautonomia?

Many possible: Dysautonomia is such a broad term that there many possible symptoms depending on which parts of the autonomic nervous system are affected. The most common symptoms are excessive thirst, excessive fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, rapid or slow heart rate, fainting (due to low blood pressure), and extreme anxiety that is not due to psychological causes. These symptoms are not disease specific. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dysautonomia (Definition)

Dysautonomia is a condition where there is malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which controls things like blood pressure, heart ...Read more


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Dysautonomia shows up as what kinds of symptoms in your body?

Dysautonomia shows up as what kinds of symptoms in your body?

Autonomic NS: Dysautonomia is term used when parts of the autonomic nervous system are not working correctly. This could effect many things like blood pressure, heart rate, sweating, salivation, GI motility, ability to focus vision, problems with erection, etc. These problems can be chronic and progressive or sometimes reversible. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of dysautonomia? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

What are the most common symptoms of dysautonomia? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

Many: Dysautonomia refers to breakdown in the functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Symptoms can include vague but disturbing aches and pains, faintness (or actual fainting spells), fatigue, anxiety attacks, tachycardia, hypotension, poor exercise tolerance, gastrointestinal symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, sweating, dizziness, blurred vision, numbness and headaches. ...Read more

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Does dysautonomia typically present with all symptoms? For example, can it be normal at one moment, but not at another?

Does dysautonomia typically present with all symptoms?  For example, can it be normal at one moment, but not at another?

Depends: On type of Dysautonomia syndrome. Some people may have bouts of autonomic failure leading to fainting if standing in one place for an extended period ( as in while standing in line ). Others will be symptomatic most of the time. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dysautonomia and how is it diagnosed? Most drs seem to not consider when 1st panic happens @40 for no reason

Dysautonomia: A prominent symptom that triggers a physicians visit is usually an unexpected fainting episode. Other symptoms include sensititvity to sound and intolerance to light. Dizziness that does not respond to Meclizine but middle ear disease needs to be ruled out. A tilt table test is an evaluation which can confirm one type of dysautonomia. However there many diseases that can cause dysautonomia. ...Read more

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Can inflammation from autoimmune disorder cause dysautonomia? If so, if you treat the inflammation, the dysautonoma symptoms settle down?

Can inflammation from autoimmune disorder cause dysautonomia? If so, if you treat the inflammation, the dysautonoma symptoms settle down?

Probably: When dysautonomia exists, the system no longer functions in a balanced or sufficiently rapid manner. Studies show acute inflammation is associated with a temporary deterioration in cardiac autonomic nervous system function in healthy subjects. Abnormal autonomic function is often found in as and RA patients. Moreover, most inflammatory peptides if released in the cerebral vascular cause dilation. ...Read more

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I had a constellation of symptoms for 2 months, whilst on hol in australia. I think it's dysautonomia, my gp anxiety. I feel so poorly. What can I do?

I had a constellation of symptoms for 2 months, whilst on hol in australia. I think it's dysautonomia, my gp anxiety. I feel so poorly. What can I do?

Info, Please.: We can't put this off as purely psychological. I would suggest you get a comprehensive history and physical exam with some lab testing. It is possible you picked up an infectious disease while on holiday. It is also possible you have a glandular disorder such as hypothyroidism or also possibly anemia. Only after ruling out physical causes should one consider anxiety as the root cause. ...Read more

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I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

I get episodes of full body tremor. Is this a sign of a serious neurological problem? P.s I may have a type of dysautonomia.

You need to be seen: Talk to either your parents or other person who can help you connect with a doctor to evaluate these episodes. Without more descriptions as to what's going on when you have these tremors it's hard to say how serious or not these episodes are. If you already have a doctor who regularly follows you then, call them and set up an appointment. ...Read more