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What condition is called dysautonomia?

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Asked by sreekumar, 22 Feb '10 05:48 pm
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An imbalance in the autonomic nervous system is called `dysautonomia'.
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 22 Feb '10 06:34 pm

 
  
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Yesterday's neurasthenia, today's dysautonomia
People who a century ago would have been called "neurasthenics" today are given a host of diagnoses. These include chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS,) vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope, panic attacks, anxiety, inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST,) irritable bowel syndrome (IBS,) postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS,) or fibromyalgia. Sufferers of all these conditions tend to experience an imbalance, and most often a peculiar volatility, in the autonomic nervous system - an imbalance that we now call dysautonomia.

In people suffering from dysautonomia, the autonomic nervous system loses that balance, and at various times the parasympathetic or sympathetic systems inappropriately predominate. Symptoms can include frequent, vague but disturbing aches and pains, faintness (or even actual fainting spells), fatigue and inertia, severe anxiety attacks, tachycardia, hypotension, poor exercise tolerance, gastrointestinal symptoms su ...more
Answered by anantharaman, 22 Feb '10 05:51 pm

 
  
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Its an abnormal functioning of the autonomic nervous system. A congenital syndrome with aberrations in the autonomic nervous system function, including indifference to pain, diminished secretion of tears, poor vasomotor control, motor incoordination, labile cardiovascular reactions, frequent attacks of bronchial pneumonia, and hypersalivation with aspiration and trouble in swallowing. Its also known as Riley-Day syndrome.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 23 Feb '10 12:09 am

 
  
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Dysautonomia (and all of the above syndromes) are caused by many different things, and do not have one, single, universal cause. It seems clear that some patients inherit the propensity to develop the dysautonomia syndromes, since variations of dysautonomia often run in families. Viral illnesses can trigger a dysautonomia syndrome. So can exposure to chemicals. (Gulf War Syndrome is, in effect, dysautonomia low blood pressure, tachycardia, fatigue and other symptoms that, government denials aside, appears to have been triggered by exposure to toxins.) Dysautonomia can result after various types of trauma, especially trauma to the head and chest. (It has been reported to occur after breast implant surgery.) Dysautonomias caused by viral infections, toxic exposures, or trauma often have a rather sudden onset. Chronic fatigue syndrome, for instance, most classically begins following a typical viral-like illness (sore throat, fever, muscle aches, etc.,) but any of the dysautonomia syndro ...more
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 22 Feb '10 09:19 pm

 
  
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Dysautonomia (autonomic dysfunction) is a broad term that describes any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. This includes postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), vasovagal syncope, mitral valve prolapse dysautonomia, pure autonomic failure, Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS), Neurally Mediated Hypotension (NMH) autonomic instability and a number of lesser-known disorders such as cerebral salt-wasting syndrome. Dysautonomia is associated with multiple system atrophy (Shy-Drager syndrome),[1] Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and Marfan syndrome for reasons that are not fully understood.

Symptoms :
Symptoms of dysautonomia are numerous and vary widely from person to person. Since dysautonomia is a full-body condition, a large number of symptoms may be present that can greatly alter a person's quality of life. Each patient with dysautonomia is differentsome are affected only mildly while others are left completely bedridden and disabled.

The primary symptoms that pr ...more
Answered by Mohammed asim nehal, 22 Feb '10 06:26 pm

 
  
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It is a broad term that describes any disease or malfunction of the autonomic nervous system
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 22 Feb '10 05:51 pm

 
  
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People who a century ago would have been called "neurasthenics" today are given a host of diagnoses. These include chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS,) vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope, panic attacks, anxiety, inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST,) irritable bowel syndrome (IBS,) postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS,) or fibromyalgia. Sufferers of all these conditions tend to experience an imbalance, and most often a peculiar volatility, in the autonomic nervous system - an imbalance that we now call dysautonomia.
Answered by anil garg, 23 Feb '10 12:17 am

 
  
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