The shy dragger disease and shy dragger syndrome is a very rare disorder that greatly affects the control of the body’s automatic nervous system, which controls one’s blood pressure, vision bowel, heart rate and bladder functions.
The Shy Drager disease has a lot many features are same as Parkinson’s disease like slowness, muscle rigidity and poor balance. The disease Shy Drager symptoms also include very low blood pressure, dizziness and feeling very lightheaded. However, some individuals also have very high blood pressure when lying down. As the disease moves forward and progresses, other symptoms like bladder incontinence, slurred speech, constipation, having difficulty in swallowing anything and also not able to control emotions are also visible.
The Shy Drager disease normally occurs in people aged in the 50s and is more seen in men than women.
The reason why the disorder develops is still not known but the brain scan shows generalized shrinkage of the brain which controls the automated nervous system of a human’s body. No cause has yet been found.
The main difference between Shy dragger and Parkinson is the low blood pressure, which is the key to diagnosis.
Sky Drager is treated with medications which would increase blood pressure and other anti Parkinson drugs is also used. Also other treatment includes pacemaker to control slow heart rate, incontinence care and feeding tubes.
Majority of the individuals do not respond to drugs and the disease continues. A lot many people rapidly become disabled and have poor prognosis. Print | Post comment