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, 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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