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Other Names :  

Autonomic dysfunction, Autonomic neuropathy

What is Dysautonomia ?  

Dysautomomia is a type of neuropathy that affects nerves carrying information from the brain and spinal cord to the heart, bladder, intestines, sweat glands, blood vessels and pupils

Cause(s) :  

Symptoms :  
  • Excesssive Fatigue
  • Polydipsia (excess thirst)
  • Constipation, nausea, acid reflux
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Fluctuations in heart rate
  • Shortness of breath with heavy physical activity
  • Distension of abdomen
  • Abnormal dialation of pupils, causing blurred vision
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Distension of the abdomen
  • Fluctuation in blood pressure
  • Erectile dysfunction in men and Vaginal dryness in women
  • Sweating may either be heavy or lack of sweating
Diagnosis and Tests :  Nervous system dysfunction tests like:

  • Valsalva manuever
  • Tilt table test
  • Gastric emptying tests
  • Thermoregulatory sweat test
  • Urodynamic testing
  • Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test
  • Evaluation of peripheral neuropathies, orthostatic intolerance
  • Diagnosing autonomic failure and disorders
  • Small fiber neuropathy biopsy
  • Endocrine testing
Category :  Neurological Conditions

Specialist to consult :  Paediatrics



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