Term Category: Sensory Neuropathy

Bowel Function

Brainstem and spinal cord involvement along with autonomic peripheral neuropathy may result in alternating episodes of constipation or bowel incontinence. This type of constipation does not respond very well to laxatives or fiber since it reflects a widespread motility problem affecting the whole gut. Although rare, this condition suggests that autonomic dysfunction of gut motility…

Dental Pain, Not feeling

Regular dental care is essential in patients with superficial siderosis. It’s very rare, but there have been a few documented cases of sensory neuropathy impairing the ability to feel dental pain associated with cavities, abscessed teeth or a cracked tooth.   We are currently searching for documentation of this symptom

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Sensory Impairment

The somatosensory function is the ability to interpret bodily sensation (Puce, 2003). The sensory systems in our body control and transmit the signals from the periphery to the cerebral cortex. The somatosensory system controls your sense of touch, proprioception, temperature, pain, and itch. (Gardner and Martin,2000). When sensation becomes impaired from neurodegeneration induced neuropathy and…

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Sexual Dysfunction (Female)

Superficial Siderosis female patient sexual dysfunction (FSD) is the result of autonomic peripheral neuropathy damage of the nerves in the pelvic and sacral regions. The most common problems include reduced libido, reduced vaginal lubrication, and difficulty achieving orgasm ¹. The female sexual function requires the interaction of areas of both the central and peripheral somatic…

Sexual Dysfunction (Male)

Superficial Siderosis patient erectile dysfunction is the result of autonomic peripheral neuropathy damage of the nerves in the pelvic and sacral regions. This includes problems achieving or maintaining an erection or ejaculation problems stemming from small fiber nerve damage or sensory nerve dysfunction. Almost 38 percent of the 90 men recruited for the study, Peripheral…

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