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Re: [IP] A snip from Dr. Joe about sweats

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From: "J Hughey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, October 05, 2001 3:19 PM
Subject: [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
> 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
> 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
> to slowed digestion, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and
> <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
> Visit our archives at:
> http://www.diabetesoneonone.com/info/archives/index.htm
true and much more common than suspected. easy to spot on an r-r interval
analysis of an ecg. all the other tests are nice but the true measure is the
r-r interval analysis. often a terminal complication of type 2 diabetes. get
the bs under control
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