Dr. Karl Jawhari Reviews Autonomic Neuropathy
In this post, Dr. Karl Jawhari reviews autonomic neuropathy, specifically its symptoms, causes, and treatment. Dr. Jawhari is a disc and spine specialist who has helped countless patients recover from chronic pain, offering non-invasive treatment methods that provide longer-lasting results. This post is for information purposes only, and must not be regarded as proper diagnosis. If you are experiencing any or a combination of the symptoms mentioned here, you should consult with a licensed physician.
Dr. Karl Jawhari reviews: What is autonomic neuropathy?
There are different types of neuropathies, which were briefly discussed in the Neuropathy page. Autonomic neuropathy is one such type. First off, autonomic neuropathy doesn’t come in one specific form, and is a group of nerve-related conditions. In this type of neuropathy, the nerves have been damaged or compromised. The symptoms that manifest depend on the specific nerve that was compromised.
For instance, nerves that send and receive signals from the brain to your heart could manifest such symptoms as increased heart rate, dizziness or fainting. For nerves that act as signal receptors for the digestive system, symptoms could include diarrhea or constipation, nausea, vomiting, and heartburn.
For the urinary tract, autonomic neuropathy could cause urinary tract infection, or trouble with urinating (either emptying the bladder or incontinence).
Other symptoms also include night sweats, over-sweating (or not sweating enough), erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, and loss of libido.
There are several risk factors involved in the development of autonomic neuropathy; some of these involve medications and treatments for chronic medical conditions, while others are caused by prolonged exposure to chemicals and heavy metals.
Some of the most common causes include the following:
- Autoimmune diseases (lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.)
- Injury to the spinal cord
- Amyloidosis (a condition characterized by the abnormal buildup of protein in the body)
- Chemotherapy (chemotherapy-induced neuropathy)
- Infectious diseases like HIV and Lyme disease
As with any medical condition, tests will need to be taken by the patient to determine that the condition is indeed autonomic neuropathy and rule out other more serious diseases or conditions.
Based on Dr. Karl Jawhari reviews, the most common tests for autonomic neuropathy are:
- Tilt-table test
- Breathing test/s
- Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test
- Gastrointestinal tests
- Sweat tests
- Urodynamic tests (to check bladder function)
One of the conditions that doctors generally check first is diabetes since the condition increases the risk of developing autonomic neuropathy.
In general, Dr. Karl Jawhari reviews reveal that treatments recommended by doctors are those that target the patient’s specific cause of autonomic neuropathy, which basically means that if you developed it from diabetes, the treatment would focus on diabetes.
And as with any type of treatment, Dr. Karl Jawhari reviews find that what patients often neglect is a change in their lifestyle and habits. For any treatment to not only be effective but more importantly, to deliver expected results, certain habits need to change as well, particularly habits that are detrimental to one’s health such as poor eating and sleeping habits, and a sedentary lifestyle.