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What is pyramidal syndrome? What causes it?

What is pyramidal syndrome? What causes it?

Resending answer:): The pyramidal tracts are tracts of nerve fibers that run from the brain to the brain stem or spinal cord to control muscle function in the body. If injured or altered, muscles show spasticity/spasm and weakness/wasting. Injury may be caused by stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor, infection, inflammation such as from meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or trauma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pyramidal syndrome?

What are the symptoms of pyramidal syndrome?

Complex: The pyramidal tracts are tracts of nerve fibers that run from the brain to the brain stem or spinal cord to control muscle function in the body. If injured or altered, muscles show spasticity/spasm and weakness/wasting. Injury may be caused by stroke, brain hemorrhage, tumor, infection, inflammation such as from meningitis or multiple sclerosis, or trauma. ...Read more

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What's pyramid healing?

What's pyramid healing?

A scam: It's been around since the 1970's. People want to believe silly stuff. If you're a high-school kid and want to test it in an experiment, fine -- it'll fail. If someone tries to take your money in exchange for a magic device shaped like a pyramid that concentrates "cosmic healing energy", don't be a sucker. If you have been defrauded, consider contacting your local district attorney. ...Read more

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Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Do the food pyramid/plate differ?

Yes: Here's a good article from Harvard: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/plate-replaces-pyramid/ ...Read more

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What does the food pyramid tell us?

What does the food pyramid tell us?

Which pyramid?: The pyramid has been replaced by "my food plate" by the usda. Although some improvements were made, i still don't believe this reflects optimal nutrition. I prefer this one: http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02995/dr-weil-anti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.Html. ...Read more

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What is the mediterranean pyramid diet?

What is the mediterranean pyramid diet?

Diet that was...: ...Consumed by people living near the mediterranean sea (but no longer). The pyramid emphasizes at is base, plant based foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains, and as the foundation of the pyramid narrows upwards, it adds olive oil, fish, meat, chicken, wine, and dairy foods in smaller amounts. ...Read more

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Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

Help! exactly what is the food pyramid?

It is a visual plan: At The base represents larger amounts of food in that category and going from the bottom to the top the quantity of foods in each category less and less for each given day ...Read more

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Who does the food pyramid not work for?

No one: The food pyramid is not a healthy way to eat. Look at the many resources that show you how to eat with a paleo or primal approach to your diet. Keep in mind that the only thing your body needs carbohydrates for is fuel for your metabolism. And the average person only needs about 100 grams per day. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Can you please describe the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

What is the food pyramid for a 10month baby?

There is none: There is no food pyramid for 10 month old babies. At ten months most babies have teeth and are on stage 2 feedings, which includes formula feeding or breast milk, some fruit juices.Cereals, fruits vegetables and some meat divided in three or four meals and avoid too much milk as that contributes to infant being obese, with some introduction of table food as tolerated. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is the food pyramid?

Food pyramid: You can find out all you need to know at: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/food_guide_pyramid. ...Read more

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Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

Which are the main recommendations made by the healthy living pyramid?

The food pyramid: has been replaced by the "food plate" which you can find on the net. Many well trained in clinical nutrition believe that it is not much of an improvement. A visit to a clinical nutritionist is your best bet. Peace and good health. Government RDAs are very low. Over the counter daily vitamins are typically weak. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Can you let me know is it actually healthy to follow the food pyramid?

Governement plate: I prefer the new government plate which is 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbs, 1/4 as fruit and 1/4 as vegetables. You can also have 1/2 the plate as vegetables if you want. www.choosemyplate.gov. ...Read more

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What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

What are some similarities between the food pyramid and the food plate?

Similarities: Focus around that both of crude visual representations of how much and what you should be eating. But they are rather different at this point. Myplate is much more of a relatable(plate) representation vs food pyramid being more abstract suggestion of the desired relative composition of your diet. Myplate has more of a balance of grains/veggies than the pyramid. Myplate now doesn't address fats ...Read more

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Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults? Or do we all just follow the reg food pyramid?

Is there a separate food pyramid for kids, teenagers and adults?  Or do we all just follow the  reg food pyramid?

No Pyramid: There is no such thing any more. The pyramid was absolutely and dangerously wrong. The recommended diet for all ages is now called a diamond. At the top is fats at 15% of calories. In the very big middle are proteins which should make up 60% of a calories. And at the bottom are carbohydrates, 25% of calories. ...Read more

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What are the pyramids in the medulla? What do they do?

What are the pyramids in the medulla? What do they do?

They are paired: white matter nerve tracts within the medulla of the brainstem, involved primarily in motor function ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Several things: Calcifications in the renal pyramids can cause increased echogenicity. This can be caused by abnormal calcium metabolism related to renal osteodystrophy or may be related to other diseases such as sickle cell disease or other conditions. If this is a new finding and there is no known cause, your physician may need to do a workup to find the etiology. ...Read more

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What causes increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

What causes  increased echogenicity of the medullary pyramids?

Tubular Ectasia: Renal tubular ectasia aka medullary sponge kidney is a condition that has dilatation of the tubules in the medullary pyramids with an increased tendency for stones and infection. The pyramids appear very echogenic on ultrasound. ...Read more