Autonomic Dysreflexia and Preeclampsia
Autonomic dysreflexia is a medical responseto an autonomic imbalance in the spinal cord nervous system. Well people who have injuriesabove T6, it's very important to know the difference between autonomic dysreflexia andpreeclampsia, because they both have the same symptoms, but the treatment is very different.For autonomic dysreflexia, we want to treat the dysreflexia and maintain the pregnancytill the end. Preeclampsia, there's risk to the child and there's going to be a tendencyto deliver the baby. But if you show up in an emergency room, the symptoms are very closeto the same, so it's important for somebody to know that they have a risk of dysreflexia.I have known women who have very high injuries
who have had a problem with dysreflexia, evennot being pregnant, who've been in the the last month just for monitoring, but Ihave to say, that's probably not the majority.