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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Seigel
12 years experience Endocrinology
Not quite: Diabetes can affect the nervous system but the cause of diabetes is not the nervous system. For example, poorly controlled diabetes can lead to neurop ... Read More

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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Hmmmm...: How to avoid nervous system diseases? Choose your parents carefully, lead a nice clean life, consume no alcohol ever, avoid getting any infections eve ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
NS diseases in women: Myasthenia, Fibromyalgia, Migraines.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Very variable: In younger patients, may encounter trauma, and multiple sclerosis. Epilepsy affects 32 million, migraine at least that many, but in older age groups, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Varies: Since "nervous system diseases" may affect cognition, emotions, ability to see and hear, sensation, balance and gait, strength, level of awareness, a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
NS diseases: The list is too extensive to enumerate on. Basically, it depends on the type of nervous system disease we are treating, for example Sinemet (carbidopa ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
See neurologist: Usually, next step would be to see the neurologist. If already seeing a neurologist then, next step is to ask questions of the neurologist and be goo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerv ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Generic response: Many neurological diseases are due to genetics, such as migraine, Freidrich's ataxia, Huntington's chorea, but the majority are acquired, some due to ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Too numerous: Could be a neuromuscular disorder such as myasthenia gravis, an acute polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre, trauma to spinal cord, a severe stroke, an ... Read More

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