Does anyone know what orthostatic intolerance is???

William Byrd wrbyrd at
Thu Dec 10 16:39:19 EST 1998

I just remembered what it was called...vaso-vagal syncope.
William Byrd wrote in message ...
>Earlier in her treatment the doctors mentioned vaso-vagal something...I
can't remember exactly...
>>Aaron Bearchief wrote in message <74m0e7$7v6 at>...
>>Hi William,
>>I read your previous posting with great interest and after such an
>>exhaustive battery of testing I must admit there may be little that
>>traditional medicine can offer your friend.  This is definitely not to say
>>that there is no hope for your friend.  This may be an opportunity to look
>>into alternative forms of treatment (i.e. acupuncture, imagery, etc.)
>>though this is something you should discuss with your physician.  I'm
>>assuming your doc is familiar with alternative forms of medicine...?
>>Please don't discount this suggestion too quickly as the placebo effect
>>has proven itself in many a situation.
>>Having said that, I'm thinking your friend may be suffering from a
>>vaso-vagal disorder of some sort.  You suggested a degeneration in her
>>pedal nerves.  This and the vaso-vagal disorder could be secondary to some
>>autoimmune condition (?)
>>I would be interested to hear of any further developments.
>>On Sun, 6 Dec 1998, William Byrd wrote:
>>> She said that this doesn't work because the blood pools in her legs when
>>> stands, etc.  She was told that this is caused because she has poor
>>> tone and her muscles don't contract to send the blood up to her heart.
>>> Currently she is working to improve her muscle tone by using low
>>> weight training. Thanks for the suggestion, any way.
>>> Andrew K Fletcher wrote in message
>>> <912634507.940.1.nnrp-10.d4e44203 at>...
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >William Byrd wrote in message
>>> ><4tZ82.963$Pq4.4177023 at>...
>>> >>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
>>> have
>>> >>low blood pressure and is drinking Gatorade and eating salt to improve
>>> >that.
>>> >>When she stands up she blacks out.  Sometimes it is worse than others
>>> >>sometimes it happens even when she is sitting down.  Her legs
>>> >>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
>>> >>appreciated.

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