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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The same manifestation of autonomic neuropathy was recorded in ancient Japanese text containing a detailed description of the "water-drinking illness" (mizu nomi yami) as suffered by nobleman Fujiwara No Michinaga from the Heian Era.
However Guillain-Barre syndrome, mononeuritis multiplex, and autonomic neuropathy could also occur (1,2,3,4,5).
Pattern and prevalence of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in diabetics visiting a tertiary care referral centre in India.
Autonomic neuropathy is a common cause of impotence and retrograde ejaculation.
Immediate heart rate response to standing: simple test for autonomic neuropathy in diabetes.
There are different types of neuropathy such as focal neuropathy, proximal neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy and autonomic neuropathy.
Measured risk factors for heart disease * (hypertension and hardening of the arteries) were greater in youths with type 2 diabetes, but the two groups were close to equal for a third risk factor, cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy.
MSL patients also commonly suffer from various neuropathies, especially paraesthesias and autonomic neuropathy.
Although some studies have suggested a higher relationship between diabetic cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) and QT prolongation, later studies have not confirmed an association of prolonged QT and CAN.
Patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding or who have autonomic neuropathy, hepatic or renal disease, hyperthyroidism, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, tachycardia or hypertension should notify their doctor before taking Donnatal.
However, abdominal distension was just one of the many features of autonomic neuropathy that she manifested.

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