Autonomic Neuropathy

About- Autonomic neuropathy also called autonomic dysfunction or dysautonomia occurs when the nerves that control involuntary bodily functions are damaged and may affect blood pressure, temperature control, digestion, bladder function and even sexual function.

Symptoms-
 Lightheadedness, dizziness, and fainting
 Loss of appetite and indigestion 
 Intermittent diarrhoea
 Constipation
 Nausea and Vomiting
 Fullness after eating little
 Abdominal bloating
 Sluggish pupil reaction
 Exercise intolerance
 Gait abnormality
 Weakness
 Frequent Urination
 Excessive urinating at night
 Stress incontinence
 Erectile dysfunction
 Vaginal dryness
 Decreased libido
 Heartburn
 Numbness or tingling in feet, legs, hands, arms or other body parts
 
Causes-
 Amyloidosis
 Other Medical conditions like Guillain-Barre syndrome, myasthenia gravis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus etc.
 Diabetes and pre-diabetes
 Nerve injury
 Inherited disorders
 Familial dysautonomia (Riley-Day syndrome)
 Idiopathic orthostatic hypotension (progressive autonomic failure)
 Multiple system atrophy (Shy-Drager syndrome)
 Parkinson’s syndrome with autonomic failure
 Carcinomatous autonomic neuropathy
 Prolong inactivity or illness
 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
 Lyme disease
 Nutritional deficiencies including vitamins B1, B3, B6, and B12
 Paraneoplastic Syndromes
 Physical trauma, surgery, pregnancy, or viral illness
 Porphyria 
 Toxicity (i.e., alcoholism, chemotherapy drugs, and heavy metal poisoning)
 Treatment with medicines, including chemotherapy and anticholinergic drugs
 
Specialist to Visit
 Neurologist
 
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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://medlineplus.gov
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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