For those individuals with a Spinal Cord Injury above T5 Autonomic Dysreflexia is a potentially dangerous heath condition. One of the triggers can be a full bladder.
Its very important that you look out for symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia and then find the trigger as soon as possible. A full bladder is a common cause so therefor In the case of a full bladder it would be essential to void or catheter promptly, whichever is your usual mode.
In some cases emergency medication may need to be administered so its important to always have these on hand.If left untreated symptoms will worsen and can cause stroke, heart attack or seizures!
Thanks Lαrα, I love the diagram. I get wicked flushed face by times. I know it is not a full bladder as I have a catheter during the day. I have taken my BP a few times and it is normal. So don't think it is AD, but have yet to find the cause.
even before I had my accident if/when I took a glass of wine, I would get red cheeks and it still does that. I don't drink every day so I know that is not the cause either.
For me 90% of my autonomic dysreflexia is caused by a full/almost full bladder. I hate AD but at the same time I guess I'm thankful that my body's telling me about something that's not right in my body that I can't feel.
sherry, I think I know what you're talking about. A lot of people get hot & have a flushed face when they drink but I have no idea why either!
sherry and DJ...from my understanding, if you get flushed cheeks after drinking alcohol then the liver cannot break down something in the alcohol, its genetic. Its shows that they have an intolerance to alcohol...and are at more risk of developing high blood pressure and ideally consume not more than approx 4 glasses a week
For people with SCI there are a lot of unique effects from consuming alcohol....the body produces more urine and causes the bladder to fill quicker...(il do a thread on this )
Post by freewheeler on Apr 9, 2014 23:51:21 GMT -8
Thankyou for explaining Lαrα, we need to know information like this even though Im not really affected by AD. I do get rosy cheeks if i have a couple of glasses of wine so i will consider this point too.