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Autonomic dysreflexia Save

ICD-10 code: G90.4

Chapter: Diseases of the nervous system

Understanding Autonomic Dysreflexia

Autonomic dysreflexia is a condition that affects individuals with spinal cord injuries or other types of damage to the spinal cord. It is a potentially dangerous condition that can cause a sudden increase in blood pressure which can lead to a stroke or other serious complications if not treated promptly.

  1. Symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  2. The symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia include:

    • Headache
    • Sweating
    • Flushing of the skin
    • High blood pressure
    • Nausea
    • Anxiety
    • Blurred vision
  3. Causes of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  4. Autonomic dysreflexia is caused by a variety of factors, including:

    • Bladder or bowel distension or irritation
    • Skin irritation or pressure sores
    • Sexual activity
    • Ingrown toenails or other foot problems
    • Fractures or other injuries to the bones or joints
  5. Treatment of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  6. If you experience symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Treatment may include:

    • Medications to lower blood pressure
    • Adjusting the position of the person to relieve any pressure on the affected area
    • Removing any sources of irritation, such as catheters or tight clothing
  7. Prevention of Autonomic Dysreflexia
  8. To prevent autonomic dysreflexia, it is important to:

    • Maintain good hygiene to prevent urinary tract infections
    • Inspect the skin daily for signs of pressure sores
    • Avoid tight clothing
    • Wear shoes that fit properly to prevent foot problems
    • Avoid overfilling the bladder or bowel

Autonomic dysreflexia is a serious condition that requires prompt medical attention. If you or someone you know experiences symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia, seek medical attention immediately.

Diagnosis Codes for Autonomic dysreflexia | G90.4