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What are the symptoms of autonomic neuropathy?

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Symptoms of autonomic neuropathy include:

  • Bladder problems, including incontinence and urinary tract infections
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Vaginal dryness in women
  • Increased or decreased sweating
  • Lack of awareness of lower blood sugar levels
  • Sharp drops in blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate So, if you have joint pain and one or more of the above symptoms, diabetic autonomic neuropathy might be the culprit.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/When to see a doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Definition.”

Arthritis Foundation: “What Is Arthritis?”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Definition.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/When to see a doctor.”

Mayo Clinic: “Joint pain/Causes.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society: “Charcot Joints or Neuropathic Arthropathy."

Mayo Clinic: “Diabetic neuropathy/Symptoms.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 18, 2018

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