Tuesday, May 28, 2013

So You Think You Might Have EDS?

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "Based on the accumulated experiences of our members, the following essay is an overview of many of the symptoms and conditions that can be associated with EDS." Article - pdf - 13 pages

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: So You Think You Might Have EDS?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Dysautonomia TiDBit #115

Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a form of chronic orthostatic intolerance that predominantly affects women of childbearing age.

"Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a form of chronic orthostatic intolerance that predominantly affects women of childbearing age."

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Acetylcholinesterase Inhibition Improves Tachycardia in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Autonomic Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "Symptoms involve the entire autonomic nervous system, especially the urogenital tract, gastrointestinal tract, and the cardiovascular system." Article

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Autonomic Disorders in Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, May 24, 2013

Dysautonomia TiDBit #114

Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) is a poorly understood but important cause of orthostatic intolerance resulting from cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction.

"Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) is a poorly understood but important cause of orthostatic intolerance resulting from cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction."

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: Current Experience and Concepts

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Autonomic Nervous Alterations Associated with Daily Level of Fatigue

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "The present results provide evidence that increased sympathetic activity and decreased parasympathetic activity are associated with both the acute and daily level of fatigue." Article

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Autonomic Nervous Alterations Associated with Daily Level of Fatigue

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dysautonomia TiDBit #113

In a large series of adult patients with POTS, many reported chronic fatigue (48%), sleep disturbance (32%), and myofascial pain (16%).

"In a large series of adult patients with POTS, many reported chronic fatigue (48%), sleep disturbance (32%), and myofascial pain (16%)."

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: A Heterogeneous and Multifactorial Disorder

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Dysautonomia TiDBit #111

These striking findings emphasize that POTS patients do not suffer from fatigue alone, but sleepiness in addition to fatigue.

"These striking findings emphasize that POTS patients do not suffer from fatigue alone, but sleepiness in addition to fatigue."

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Sleep Disturbances and Diminished Quality of Life in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dysautonomia: Perioperative Implications

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "Patients with autonomic failure are a special population with significantly perturbed homeostatic responses to normal physiologic and environmental stresses." Article

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Dysautonomia: Perioperative Implications

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dysautonomia TiDBit #110

Orthostatic headaches also occur in patients with POTS, even in the absence of intracranial hypovolemia or cerebrospinal fluid leak.

"Orthostatic headaches also occur in patients with POTS, even in the absence of intracranial hypovolemia or cerebrospinal fluid leak."

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: A Heterogeneous and Multifactorial Disorder

"I Have Two Rare Diseases"

DysautonomiaFrom online COSMOPOLITAN - This 23-year-old thought life was tough enough when she was diagnosed with a rare disease. Then another diagnosis changed everything…

Primary Immune Deficiency and Dysautonomia - Living With a Rare Disease

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gastric Electrical Activity Becomes Abnormal in the Upright Position in Patients With Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "The electrical activity of the stomach changes during the upright position in children with POTS, but not in children without this diagnosis. These changes could relate to their report of worsening pain in the upright position." Article

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Gastric Electrical Activity Becomes Abnormal in the Upright Position in Patients With Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Propranolol Decreases Tachycardia and Improves Symptoms in the Postural Tachycardia Syndrome - Less Is More

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "Low-dose oral propranolol significantly attenuated tachycardia and improved symptoms in POTS. Higher-dose propranolol did not further improve, and may worsen, symptoms." Article

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Propranolol Decreases Tachycardia and Improves Symptoms in the Postural Tachycardia Syndrome - Less Is More

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Dysautonomia TiDBit #108

No therapy is successful in all patients with POTS, and large-scale prospective controlled trial data is unavailable.

"No therapy is successful in all patients with POTS, and large-scale prospective controlled trial data is unavailable."

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: A Guide for Medical Professionals

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Funny Bone Tickle #17

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. ~Red Skelton

"Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime."
~Red Skelton

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: Current Experience and Concepts

Dysautonomia Prison Wiki Post Dysautonomia Wiki: "In addition to specialized treatment of the autonomic features of PoTS, a holistic view is essential for the appropriate and effective management of patients with this condition." Article - pdf - 13 pages

Dysautonomia Wiki Link: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: Current Experience and Concepts