Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a very important potential complication of SCI. It is an exaggerated response of the nervous system to a specific trigger, such as an overfull bladder, that occurs because the brain is no longer able to control the body's response to the trigger. This response involves the blood vessels in the skin and abdomen narrowing, which leads to a rapid increase in the body's blood pressure. Common signs and symptoms include a severe headache and sweating.
(Hyperreflexia) - A syndrome attributed to interruption oof spinal cord sympathetic pathways.
A potentially dangerous complication in SCI above the T-6 vertebra that involves high blood pressure, sweating, chills, and headache, frequently due to an overfull bladder or impacted bowel. Also known as hyperreflexia.
a condition resulting from the blocked function of the autonomic nervous system that occurs in individuals with paralysis; caused by simultaneous sympathetic and parasympathetic activity; symptoms include hypertension and bradycardia
A potentially life-threatening increase in blood pressure, sweating, and other autonomic reflexes in reaction to some stimuli.
Sudden increase in blood pressure to which tetraplegics are especially prone because their autonomic nervous system is disrupted. commonly caused by an over-full or infected bladder or bowel, it produces sweating and a blinding headache. It is a medical emergency, and if untreated can cause death.
an autonomic reflex causing a sudden, severe, increase in blood pressure in response to pain or discomfort, usually originating below the level of paralysis. Tetraplegics are more prone to this complication as their autonomic nervous systems are unable to oppose the reflex. Commonly caused by an over-full bladder or bowel it presents as profuse sweating, flushing and a blinding headache. It is a medical emergency, and if untreated can cause death.
A potentially fatal complication of spinal cord injuries that involves episodes of extreme hypertension and sometimes leads to intracranial hemorrhage or stroke. It occurs in 90% of people with cervical or high thoracic cord injuries.
Exaggerated autonomic reflexes manifested by raised blood pressure, severe headache and sweating above the spinal cord lesion. Common with injuries above T6 and caused by, for example, an overfull bladder.
"A complication of spinal cord injury or neurologic disease. When nerves below the injured or diseased area are irritated or stimulated, the body responds with symptoms which include sweating, flushing of the skin, stuffy nose, headache, increase in blood pressure, or a change in heart rate or rhythm. Autonomic dysreflexia is sometimes referred to as autonomic hyperreflexia."
A syndrome attributed to interruption of spinal cord sympathetic pathways. It is a condition that can occur in anyone who has a spinal cord injury at or above the T6 level. It is related to disconnections between the body below the injury and the control mechanisms for blood pressure and heart function. It causes the blood pressure to rise to potentially dangerous levels.
a potentially dangerous complication of spinal cord injury in which blood pressure rises to dangerous levels. If not treated, autonomic dysreflexia can lead to stroke and possibly death.
Exaggerated responses to an irritant by the nervous system, resulting in a sudden rise in blood pressure. It is associated with sweating, nasal stuffiness, headaches and a slow pulse. Common sources of irritation can be a full bladder or distended bowel. Immediate attention is required.
Autonomic dysreflexia,"AD" or "autonomic hyperreflexia" is a massive sympathetic discharge that can occur in association with spinal cord injury or disease (e.g. multiple sclerosis). It is triggered by a variety of noxious stimuli, including bladder distension, irritation to the lower urinary tract, skin ulcers, bowel impaction and uterine contractions. Sometimes the triggering factor is obscure.