Autonomic dysreflexia

A condition resulting from the blocked function of the autonomic nervous system that occurs in individuals with paralysis. 

It is an exaggerated response of the nervous system to a specific trigger, such as an overfull bladder, that occurs because the brain is no longer able to control the body’s response to the trigger.



  1. spinal cord damage above T6.
  2.  caused by simultaneous sympathetic and parasympathetic activity



  • a pounding headache
  • blotchy or red skin rash
  • sweating
  • Bradycardia
  • Hypertension



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