Is autonomic dysfunction a symptom of cirrhosis?

It can be. Both large and small fiber neuropathies can be associated with liver cirrhosis, but the question is whether this is because of the etiology of the cirrhosis (such as chronic alcoholism) or because of the cirrhosis itself. Regardless, evaluation by a neurologist and electrophysiologic studies can clarify.

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What are key symptoms of autonomic dysfunction?

Dizzy spells. The function of the autonomic system is to maintain blood pressure and integrety of the circulation. Although there are people whose autonomic systems malfunction without a reason, usually it is due to a neuropathy from diabetes. Read more...
Various. Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls virtually all the organs and systems in your body. If your sympathetic nervous system(sns) hyper - you could have cold hands, palpitations, sweating, htn, dry mouth, constipation, dry eyes, dry mouth. If your parasympathetic (pns) is hyper, you could have urgent urination, diarrhea, gas, bloating, watery eyes, allergies, asthma, low blood pressure... Read more...

What is autonomic dysfunction? What are the symptoms?

Dysautonomia . Too many to list here. Please refer to the website referenced below. This is an excellent review of dysautonomia. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dysautonomia dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction) is any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ans). Read more...

What are symptoms of autonomic dysfunction? Tachycardia up to 190bpm?

Other cause fr tachy. Pl see link for a brief overview of autonomic dysfunction which generally does not include tachycardia in this range. If this is usual heart rate it could indicate SVT necessitating a cardiac evaluation and treatment to slow down the heart rate as indicated. Read more...
Fast heart rate. Different types. slow stomach movements. Lightheaded or passing out when you stand up. Sudden fast heart rate (one cause). Do you have excessive flexibility of the fingers? See an internist and show him this note. Read more...

Would autonomic dysfunction/damage be easily diagnosed/recognized by a doctor? If so what symptoms would be apparent?

Autonomic dysfunctio. not an easy diagnosis. Autonomic system consists of 2 components , sympathetic and parasympathetic. Both systems work in opposition through various receptors and neurotransmitters. Dysfunction of autonomic system may affect multiple systems of the body producing various symptoms. An internist with good understanding of autonomic nervous system can pin point the problem . Read more...

Would a neurologist and cardiologist be able to diagnose an autonomic dysfunction or is it a difficult task? What symptoms would they look for?

More a neuro thing. unless you have to exclude intrinsic heart disease. Autonomic dysfunction presents in many ways depending on which parts of the autonomic nervous system are affected. One typically looks at symptoms and goes backward from there (in neurology the key question is where is the lesion followed by what is the lesion). My typical lecture on the topic is split into two parts as the topic is vast. Read more...

I have autonomic dysfunction. Can fevers also be caused by that? I've had FUO's for pas 8 months with no sign of infection/malignancies. 99-103F temps

Yes. With some forms of dysautonomia sweating and temperature regulation problems can occur. This is seen for instance in Riley Day Syndrome and other familial dysautonomias. Read more...

Do people with somatization or undifferentiated somatoform disorder's experience symptoms during sleep? Is it typical for a patient diagnosed with a somatoform disorder to experience symptoms of autonomic dysfunction while sleeping? The sleeping symptoms

Not . Not necessarily. I recommend that you sit down with the sleep specialist, to obtain the best explanation of for these issues. He or she can then give you direction about how next to proceed. Read more...
I . I also don't think it is typical for autonomic dysfunction to occur in people with somatoform disorders during sleep. It does happen; part of differential diagnoses and workup for somatoform disorders include screening for adrenal problems which are a source of adrenaline, heart problems like atrial fibrillation. It's been said that patients with these mental health conditions have high autonomic arousal. Read more...