// A Little Slice of Absolute Hell

Autonomic Dysreflexia, also known as Hyperreflexia, is a potentially life threatening condition which can be considered a medical emergency requiring immediate attention. It occurs where the blood pressure in a person with a spinal cord injury (SCI) above T5-6 becomes excessively high due to the over activity of the Autonomic Nervous System.

The most common symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia are sweating, pounding headache, tingling sensation on the face and neck, blotchy skin around the neck and goose bumps.

Not all the symptoms always appear at once, and their severity may vary. In untreated and extreme cases of autonomic dysreflexia, it can lead to a stroke and death.

– from apparalyzed.com

This will be revisited soon.

JHS

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2 comments

  1. I confess that I looked it up because I had no idea what Autonomic Dysreflexia was/is….Although we never met, I feel as though we have through FB and Pinterest. You have a huge fan base and it is well-deserved. If you keep writing as honestly as you have begun, in your own voice, I will continue to read and learn. Thanks for sharing your story–it is truly amazing.


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