Effects of exercise training in autonomic modulation in diabetic patients with autonomic dysfunction

Ângela D Ávila Harthmann, Waldomiro Manfroi

Abstract


Diabetic autonomic neuropathy (DAN) is a serious and common complication of diabetes. Cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is one of the most studied and clinically important forms of DAN. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients, affecting autonomic modulation and reducing heart rate variability (HRV). Cardiovascular, metabolic and autonomic improvement induced by acute and chronic exercise have led many investigators to indicate exercise training as an important non-pharmacological treatment for different pathologies, include diabetes mellitus. In this review were carried out in literature the effects of exercise training in autonomic dysfunction in patients with autonomic neuropathy as well as the benefit of exercise training on control this dysfunction.

Keywords


Diabetes Mellitus; Neuropatia; Atividade Física



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