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repairing myelin sheath

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
32 years experience Psychiatry
Myelin sheath: Myelin is a electrically insulating material that forms a layer, the myelin sheath, usually around only in the part of the cella called the axon it is ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Aids in conduction: Myelin sheath is a substance covering the peripheral nerves acting almost like the plastic you see covering a basic electrical wire. It offers not onl ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
See below: In peripheral nerves, damage to just the myelin coverings, recovery may take place over 3-4 weeks, but anatomically, the nerve may not fully recover i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Myelin can heal: Demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis create a situation where the myelin will not heal itself. Traumatized nerves do heal but they only move ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Hsu
Dr. Kevin Hsu answered
18 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No definite: Unfortunately while axons are known to grow at an approximate rate of 1 mm/day , there is less known about myelin rates of growth. If you like resear ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Insulating sheath: Nerve sheaths are present to assist with nerve conduction. These are termed myelin sheathes. And are made from cells termed Schwann Cells. A tumour ca ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Poor conduction: Myelin is insulation, and allows speedy conduction of electro-chemical impulse along a nerve. Disruption slows conduction and even impairs, resulting ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Neuropathy: Hyperglycemia (diabetes) causes neuropathy. There are several forms of neuropathy, but most do not involve a problem with myelin. Deterioration of m ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
No: Surely you remember the old days when cars needed valve jobs. You couldn't fix valves by using a higher grade of gasoline. Same logic applies here. Th ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
It's one cause: Demyelenating disease is just one cause of nerve damage that can occur over the course of a lifetime. Some scientists have found that the body can rec ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Complex: There are a series of lysosomal enzyme disorders, metachromatic leukodystrophy being one, which can be diagnosed by measurement of aryl sulfatase. Bu ... Read More

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