Does anyone know what orthostatic intolerance is???
wrbyrd at home.com
Wed Dec 9 18:33:31 EST 1998
Earlier in her treatment the doctors mentioned vaso-vagal something...I
can't remember exactly what they called it because it was a while ago. On
her last visit (the one when they finally did diagnose her) the doctor said
that she has poor vaso-muscle tone (or something like that). Does that have
anything to do with a vaso-vagal disorder? I have no idea if any of her
doctors know about alternative medicine, all I know is that most of the
doctors in our area know very little about othostatic intolerance. Thanks
for the information and suggestions!
Aaron Bearchief wrote in message <74m0e7$7v6 at ds2.acs.ucalgary.ca>...
>I read your previous posting with great interest and after such an
>exhaustive battery of testing I must admit there may be little that
>traditional medicine can offer your friend. This is definitely not to say
>that there is no hope for your friend. This may be an opportunity to look
>into alternative forms of treatment (i.e. acupuncture, imagery, etc.)
>though this is something you should discuss with your physician. I'm
>assuming your doc is familiar with alternative forms of medicine...?
>Please don't discount this suggestion too quickly as the placebo effect
>has proven itself in many a situation.
>Having said that, I'm thinking your friend may be suffering from a
>vaso-vagal disorder of some sort. You suggested a degeneration in her
>pedal nerves. This and the vaso-vagal disorder could be secondary to some
>autoimmune condition (?)
>I would be interested to hear of any further developments.
>On Sun, 6 Dec 1998, William Byrd wrote:
>> She said that this doesn't work because the blood pools in her legs when
>> stands, etc. She was told that this is caused because she has poor
>> tone and her muscles don't contract to send the blood up to her heart.
>> Currently she is working to improve her muscle tone by using low
>> weight training. Thanks for the suggestion, any way.
>> Andrew K Fletcher wrote in message
>> <912634507.940.1.nnrp-10.d4e44203 at news.demon.co.uk>...
>> >William Byrd wrote in message
>> ><4tZ82.963$Pq4.4177023 at news.rdc1.tx.home.com>...
>> >>The Doctor said that the sweating feet is caused because of nerve
>> >>acting up and that it has something to do with degeneration. She does
>> >>low blood pressure and is drinking Gatorade and eating salt to improve
>> >>When she stands up she blacks out. Sometimes it is worse than others
>> >>sometimes it happens even when she is sitting down. Her legs sometimes
>> >>numb when she stands and sometimes has trouble going up and down
>> >>She looses her balance easily. She has been told that she has a
>> >>with her autonomic nervous system, I think it is called dysautonomia.
>> >>addition to all of this she has first degree heart block and
>> >>skips beats. Anything that anyone can tell me about this would be
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