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Autonomic Neuropathy

Autonomic neuropathy is a disease of the non-voluntary, non-sensory nervous system affecting mostly the internal organs such as the bladder muscles, the cardiovascular system, the digestive tract, and the genital organs. These nerves are not under a person's conscious control and function automatically. They do not run through the spinal cord.

Also called visceral neuropathy. Most commonly autonomic neuropathy is seen in persons with long-standing diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2.

Common signs and symptoms autonomic neuropathy (in combination or alone):
  • urinary bladder
    • bladder incontinence or urine retention
  • gastrointestinal tract
    • dysphagia
    • abdominal pain
    • nausea
    • vomiting
    • malabsorption
    • fecal incontinence
    • diarrhea
    • constipation
  • cardiovascular system
    • disturbances of heart rate (tachycardia and/or bradycardia)
    • orthostatic hypotension
    • inadequate increase of heart rate on exertion
  • other
    • erectile impotence
    • hypoglycemia unawareness
Disclaimer: Information shared in this section is indicative. Please do not make any conclusion and we strongly recommend you to consult with your Doctor. Symptoms may vary with individual, geography, climate and lifestyle