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Diffuse Axonal Injury Prognosis
I am recovering from a diffuse axonal brain injury so I take a large amount of supplements. How can I help my kidneys process this many supplements?
Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival? Any possible impairment?
Not good : Sorry about this one, but there will be a suboptimal outcome at best. Survival may be issue, talk to your doctors, and perhaps an eeg can guide decisions, but hard to predict outcome of comas. Sounds like a profound traumatic event, and since young and severe, have a family conference with the treatment team, and get all your questions answered. ...Read more
My nephew was in an accident about 3 years ago. He suffered diffuse axonal. Damage was severe. Do we have any hope of him continuing to make progress?
Death: "complete loss" would be incompatible with life. ...Read more
VARIES: Several peripheral neuropathies are considered "axonal" problems, and these include alcohol nutritional, diabetes, solvent poisoning, porphyria, amyloidosis, but small fibre axonal problems may be seen in sarcoid, sjogren's, lupus, paraproteinemias, celiac disease. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness, inability to discern hot/cold. Perhaps problems with balance. ...Read more
Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more
Axonal PN: Axonal peripheral neuropathy is an illness that may cause numbness and weakness affecting the feet, legs and sometimes the hands. In this condition the nerve cells (axons) that transmit information become ill. Common causes of this condition are hormonal and blood chemistry disorders...... http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/peripheralneuropathy/detail_peripheralneuropathy.htm ...Read more
It's complex: 1. Polarization of the neuron's membrane; 2. Resting potential gives the neuron a rest; 3. Action potential: sodium ions move inside the membrane; 4. Repolarization: potassium ions move outside, and sodium ions stay inside the membrane; 5. Hyperpolarization: more potassium ions are on the outside than there are sodium ions on the inside; 6. Refractory period puts everything back to normal. ...Read more
Arms and legs: The neuron is the cell of the brain that is involved in learning and development. They need to be connected to other neurons to communicate. The axon is the arms or legs of the neuron that connect one neuron from another one. Without them, no communication and no learning and development. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with widespread axonal degeneration without demyelination, is this my fault?
Why?: I am sorry but i don't understand why you might blame yourself? Have you mistreated yourself or your body? ...Read more
I hv demyelinating (not MS) located in pontomedular & hippocampus, with axonal damage in fronto pariental right-left. What function will be affected?
Too nonspecific: The description you provide is too nonspecific to correlate a localization to a function. More than likely your doctor ordered this test for a certain reason, not the other way around. Suggest you speak to your health care provider who understands your symptoms to get a further determination of correlation. ...Read more
Some: Axonal small fibre neuropathies can occur from pernicious anemia, gastric cells, and celiac disease, small intestine, but digestive issues can accompany alcohol nutritional and diabetic problems, and these can cause large fiber axonal neuopathies. Porphyria can cause axonal issues and the intermittent form can cause attacks of stomach pain. ...Read more
Many causes: Axonal neuropathy is a classification of neuropathy that affects the nerve axon. The axon makes up the inner fibers of a nerve. Many different conditions can cause axonal neuropathy, including toxins (alcohol, certain chemicals), endocrine/hormonal conditions (diabetes, thyroid disease), nutritional deficiencies, and many others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Big difference: Gigantism is due to excessive secretion of growth hormone prior to closure of the epiphyseal plates. Giant axonal neuropathy is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of nerve cell protein that causes peripheral nervous system dysfunction in infancy and progresses to involve hearing vision, and eventually higher cortical function. One sees seizures and kinky hair in most cases. ...Read more
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