How can I prevent it?

Autonomic Dysreflexia

How can I prevent it?

Autonomic_dysreflexia2Patients with both complete and incomplete lesions can be affected (it is less common and less severe in the latter group).

Not all patients will be affected, but about 50%-70% of patients at or above T6 are likely to experience symptoms of Autonomic Dysreflexia at some time.

There are some simple things you can do to help prevent AD:

  • Relieve pressure in bed or chair – frequently
  • Use Factor 15 sunscreen
  • Watch water temperatures
  • Adhere to the bowel program – faithfully
  • Keep catheters clean and stick to the catheterisation schedule