autonomic neuropathy


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autonomic neuropathy

A symptom complex caused by damage to autonomic nerves.
 
Aetiology
Diabetes, alcohol use, traumatic nerve injury, anticholinergics.

Clinical findings
Abdominal bloating, heat intolerance, nausea, vomiting, impotence, diarrhoea, constipation, orthostatic vertigo, dysuria, urinary incontinence.

autonomic neuropathy

Neurology A symptom complex caused by damage to autonomic nerves Etiology DM, alcohol use, traumatic nerve injury, anticholinergics Clinical Abdominal bloating, heat intolerance, N&V, impotence, diarrhea, constipation, orthostatic vertigo, dysuria, urinary incontinence

autonomic neuropathy

autonomic nervous system dysfunction, presenting variably as postural hypotension, severe diarrhoea, micturition difficulties, impotence and gustatory sweating; assessed by testing skin sweat flow, noting the degree of heart rate or blood pressure increase on standing upright, or the change in heart rate after forced expiration (see manoeuvre Valsalva's); decline in autonomic nervous system function is a normal feature of increasing age, but is marked in diabetes mellitus
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Furthermore, the team found a connection between FAM134B and hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type II, or HSAN II, which is a rare neuronal hereditary disease that interferes with temperature, pain and perspiration sensitivity, and causes an inability to feel pain and heat signals.
Speaking about his wife earlier this month, Mr Reeves said: "Because of it, she had something called autonomic neuropathy which affected the nerves in her body, so it did restrict her walking and her diet, but she understood it.
One of common diabetic complication is cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN).
6%], which resulted in peripheral and autonomic neuropathy manifesting as painful sensory neuropathy and erectile dysfunction, respectively.
Another type -- autonomic neuropathy -- affects urinary tract, digestive system, sex organs, sweat glands, eyes and heart.
A history of recurrent bouts of constipation, probably reflecting the autonomic neuropathy of AIP, was only obtained retrospectively once the diagnosis had been established.
Moreover, abnormalities in HRV are regarded as early evidence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy, a serious but widely overlooked complication of diabetes that damages nerve fibers that supply the heart and blood vessels.
Similar to our study, another study showed that plantar fascia thickness in type 1 diabetic patients predicts subsequent development of retinopathy, elevated albumin excretion rate, peripheral neuropathy, and autonomic neuropathy (19).
Another type is autonomic neuropathy which affects urinary tract, digestive system, sweat glands, eyes and heart.
Location of paraneoplastic neurological syndrome and subtypes described Brain Limbic encephalitis Brainstem encephalitis Cerebellar degeneration Opsoclonus-myoclonus Visual syndromes--cancer-associated retinopathy, optic neuritis Extrapyramidal syndromes--chorea, parkinsonism Spinal cord Necrotising myelopathy Inflammatory myelitis Motor neuron dise ase Stiff person syndrome Subacute motor neuropathy Dorsal root Sensory neuropathy ganglion Peripheral Autonomic neuropathy nerve Acute sensorimotor neuropathy, e.
Objective: This cross-sectional, observational study investigated prevalence and clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) in diabetic patient groups with or without autonomic neuropathy.
Cash had battled against pneumonia and a disease of the nervous system, autonomic neuropathy, in recent years.

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