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[IP] A snip from Dr. Joe about sweats

This is snip from a soon-to-be-published article by Dr. Joe. I thought the
sweating part was of interest to the  IP recent thread.

Autonomic Neuropathy: Diagnosis and Treatment
by Joseph Prendergast, M.D.

While diabetic sensory neuropathy damages the sensory nerves in the
extremities, diabetic autonomic neuropathy involves damage to the nerves
serving the heart, all internal organs, and other processes that are not
under direct conscious control. Impairment of the nerves serving the bladder
or genitalia may cause urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction. Sweat
gland function may be affected, leading to uncontrolled perspiration, or a
lack of it, resulting in overheating and dry skin. Autonomic neuropathy may
also affect the nerves that internally sense blood pressure, leading to
blood pressure that is too high or too low. Yet another complication is
gastroparesis, a dysfunction of the stomach's autonomic nerves that may lead
to slowed digestion, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
<end of snip of 10/5/01 e-news>

Dr. Joseph Prendergast, M.D. is an endocrinologist and founder of the
Endocrine Metabolic Medical Center in Atherton, California. For more
information on diabetic autonomic neuropathy and heart rate variability
testing, visit www.anscore.com
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