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what to do if i have inflammation of the pia and arachnoid membranes are called?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Meningitis: The pia and the arachnoid are part of the meninges, the lining around the brain and the spinal cord. The dura is another layer of the meninges. Together these three may be inflamed, inflammation of these structures is called meningitis. This may be caused by a virus, a bacterial infection or medications. It s not clear what the cause was in your case. How was your diagnosis made?

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What is inflammation?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Response of body: Inflammation is the response of body to many insults, e.g., infection, chemical injury, radiation, trauma, tissue necrosis. Acute inflammation has pain, redness, swelling, warmth and loss of function.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does inflammation of the spinal cord lead to any major symptoms or complications?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Yes: It can even lead to death. It can lead to paralysis, weakness, numbness and tingling, and many other problems. Sometimes full recovery is possible.
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What's hidden inflammation like?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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CRP!: Hidden inflammation would not come from arthritis, which would cause pain. Both increased sed rates and crps can come from metabolic syndrome. High estrogen levels increase firbrinogen, which increases sed rate, but not crp. I wish my medical colleages would stop ordering esrs and focus on crps.
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What can increase my risk for unhealthy inflammation?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multifactorial cause: Inflammation is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impact your immune system and can lead to pain and inflammation. You need to work with an experienced doctor to fix all of these metabolic problems.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can inflammation slow you down?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: The location of the inflammation and the intensity of the inflammation will dictate the speed of recovery and whether you can accomplish what you need to efficiently and rapidly. Be sure you clear with your doctor wheat activities you are engaging in so that you do not re-activate the inflammation.

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