Any neuropathic process that has predominant effects on the autonomic nervous system
Process targets small unmyelinated or lightly myelinated peripheral nerves.
Most of the time, it is...
Orthostatic light-headedness or syncope
Nausea, postprandial vomiting
Hyperhidrosis or anhidrosis
Gustatory (with meals) sweating
Constipation or diarrhea
For diabetic autonomic neuropathy, evidence of intensive glycemic control is strong for type 1 diabetes but less so for type 2.
Volume repletion up to 10 L/day and salt replet...
G90.9 Disorder of the autonomic nervous system, unspecified
E11.43 Type 2 diabetes w diabetic autonomic (poly)neuropathy
E10.43 Type 1 diabetes w diabetic autonomic (poly)neuropathy
Autonomic effects are often subclinical in peripheral neuropathies.
A resting HR of >90 beats/min, especially if persistent, should increase concern for autonomic neuropathy.
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