Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy. Diabetic Complications
In our era, the most danger for people with diabetes comes not from ketoacidosis as in the past before discovery of insulin, but from the numerous diabetic complications. One of these diabetic complications is diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
Neuropathies are characterized by a progressive loss of nerve fibers and nerve fiber density, resulting in altered nerve conduction velocity. Neuropathy is on of the most common complications of diabetes, with a lifetime prevalence between 25 and 50 percent in people with diabetes of different kind.
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy is a very serious and common complication of diabetes disease. Diabetic autonomic neuropathy impairs the ability to conduct activities of daily living, lowers quality of life, and increases the risk of death for a person with diabetes. Myocardial infraction and cardiac arrythmias are the most dangerous conditions strongly linked to diabetic autonomic neuropathy. Diabetic autonomic neuropathy in people with diabetes can be diagnosed if they show symptoms of constipation, resting tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension, gastroparesis, sudomotor dysfunction, hypoglycemic unawareness, sexual dysfunction, erectile dysfunction, and exercise intolerance. The 5-year mortality rate in people with diabetes who has been diagnosed with diabetic autonomic neuropathy is three times higher than in diabetic individuals without diabetic autonomic neuropathy.
The leading cause of death in people with diabetes with either symptomatic or asymptomatic autonomic neuropathy is heart disease.
Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy causes abnormalities of heart-rate control and vascular dynamics in diabetes type one patients or diabetes type 2 patients. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy occurs in 22 percent of people with type two diabetes and 17 percent of people with type one diabetes mellitus. They experience postural hypotension, silent myocardial ishemia, and exercise intolerance.
Diabetic autonomic neuropathy related to gastrointestinal dysfunction is common in people with either type one or type two diabetes, gastroparesis may be present in people with bad blood glucose control, early satiety, postprandial nausea, and bloating. People with gastroparesis may experience diarrhea, but constipation alternating with diarrhea is not unheard of. Almost sixty percent of all people with sugar diabetes experience constipation. 25 percent of people with diabetes are prone to get gastroparesis.
Gastroparesis may be present in men and women with diabetes who has following symptoms: chronic hyperglycemia and glycemic variability. Hyperglycemia delays gastric emtying, whereas hypoglycemia results in rapid passing of gastric content into the small intestine. Hyperglycemia retards gastric emptying and reduces gastrointestinal motility. Improvement in overall glycemic control is the primary goal of treatment of diabetic gastrointestinal autonomic neuropathy. Erythromycin 250 mg pills or Tetracycline 250 mg pills can be prescribed for treatment of diabetic gastrointestinal autonomic neuropathy. You can buy Erythromycin 250mg pills or Tetracycline 250mg pills online now with prescription.