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Autonomic dysfunction (Autonomic nervous system diseases)

Autonomic dysfunction (Autonomic nervous system diseases) Causes

The causes of this disease is unclear though it is believed that it includes genetic factors, viral illness, pregnancy, exposure to chemicals, autoimmune disorders and shock or trauma that can damagethe autonomic nervous system.

Autonomic dysfunction (Autonomic nervous system diseases) Definition

Autonomic dysfunction it is a disease of the sympathetic and parasympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. It has components placed in the Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. Autonomic dysfunction can be related with hypothalamic ailments, spinal cord disorders, brain stem disorders, and peripheral nervous system. Signs can include destruction of the vegetative functions that includes the preservation of heart rate, blood pressure pupil function, reproductive and injury physiology, sweating and digestion.

Autonomic dysfunction (Autonomic nervous system diseases) Prognosis

The prognosis depends on the specific diagnostic classification. Deterioration has a generally poor long-term prognosis to patients who have chronic, progressive, generalized dysautonomia. Death is also possible to happen in children and elderly. Patients may die from pneumonia, sudden cardiopulmonary arrest or acute respiratory failure especially the younger ones. There are some proof that Autonomic dysfunction causes sudden death of infants or medically known as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).

Autonomic dysfunction (Autonomic nervous system diseases) Treatment

The cure for Autonomic dysfunction is not yet known. But there are medications or drugs to help in stabilizing the patients condition though it is required for a long period of time. Oter way to treat the disease is to treat the initial/primary diseases and the treatment of which is supportive and symptomatic. The following drugs fludrocortisone, midodrine, ephedrine, and SSRIs may also be used to treat the symptoms. Though curing this disease is quite difficult and treating a patient may worsen the condition of the patient. Other treatments are discovered through trial and error.

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