Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD) is a common complication among patients with Spinal Cord Lesion (SCL) located above T6 level. Various stimuli below the spinal cord lesion may initiate the onset of AD. In most cases, the phenomenon subsides after the removal of the initial stimuli but sometimes is rapidly reactivated and progressive overexpressed causing uncontrolled blood hypertension with the severe danger of stroke or other cardiovascular accidents (CVAs).
The establishment of adequate awareness among the health care providers and the individuals with SCL is our main goal which may occur by the deep understanding of the pathophysiology of AD. The proper prevention and management of the syndrome are essential for our patient’s life.
- Understanding of Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD)
- Awareness and prevention of the syndrome of AD
- Early detection and proper management of AD