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Autonomic Hyperreflexia

Alternate Names : Autonomic Dysreflexia, Dysreflexia, Hyperreflexia

Autonomic Hyperreflexia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the disease?

A person with a spinal cord injury needs to learn the symptoms and causes of autonomic hyperreflexia. Keeping the bladder and bowel empty, taking good care of the skin, and avoiding infections are also key actions that can help.

What are the long-term effects of the disease?

Once the cause of the autonomic hyperreflexia is removed, the condition goes away quickly. There are no long-term effects if the hyperreflexia is treated promptly. If treatment is not quick enough or is inadequate, the person may have a stroke. The stroke may cause speech impairments, cognitive impairments, and mobility impairments.

What are the risks to others?

There are no risks to others.


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Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 09/25/01



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