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how does hyperglycemia affect the formation of myelin sheath in our neurons?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Neuropathy: Hyperglycemia (diabetes) causes neuropathy. There are several forms of neuropathy, but most do not involve a problem with myelin. Deterioration of myelin sheaths is involved with multiple sclerosis.

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How does hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia affect heart rate and blood pressure?

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Dr. Leslie Fleischer
Cardiology 46 years experience
The rate of change: The rate of change of the blood sugar can affect the heart rate and blood pressure through the sympathetic nervous system output.
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Is hyperglycemia the same as diabetes?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: Hypergycemia is high blood sugar concentration in the blood. It can occur in diabetics but also in people with pre-diabetes so hyperglycemia alone does not give you the diagnosis of diabetes.
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Can hypercalcemia and hyperglycemia be found on the same test?

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Dr. Charles A Bryant
Endocrinology 49 years experience
Yes: Have your physician order a complete metabolic profile blood test to obtain both blood glucose and calcium level as well as many other valuable analyses. The test should be performed after a 10 - 12 hour fast.
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Relationship between marijuana and myelin sheaths ?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Brain and marijuana: Ashtari et al have found adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain developmen and found abnormalities in areas of the brain that interconnect brain regions involved in memory, attention, decision-making, language and executive functioning skills. Myelin sheath are found in white matter circuits necessary for normal functio.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is hyperglycemia be related to the pregnancy loss?

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Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
Probably: Diabetes during pregnancy can be a problem or not depending on how closely the diabetes is controlled. Generally, the better the conrtol the better the outcome. Since there was hyperglycemia, it probably was related to the loss. One should realize, however, that pregnency losses can happen in women who do not have diabetes.

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