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Als Or Other Progressive Neuropathy
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
Thinking I have als. Doctor did emg just right arm and neck and said I have nothing to worry about. No signs of ALS or peripheral neuropathy. ?
Depends on symptoms: Als is a disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. If you are experiencing lower motor neuron symptoms (e.g. Twitching, weakness) in the right arm but the EMG in that region is normal, it argues strongly against ALS as the underlying diagnosis. It does not exclude the possibility of upper motor neuron disease in that limb or other issues elsewhere in the body, however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What diseases cause severe nerve damage throughout the entire body i don't mean gbs or ms, ALS im thinking diseases that leave you partially dead?
SF Neuropathy: Small fiber neuropathy is progressive. How quickly it happens varies. For example, diabetic patients that have uncontrolled blood sugars seems to decline much faster that patient that are treated and have better blood glucose control. There are treatment options, such as, b12, b6 and folic acid, Alpha lipoic acid and nerve block and injections in addition to controlling the cause of the neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any virus or condition that can affect several cranial nerves progressively? had neuritis vestibular, now neuropathy on fifth nerve, SCARED!
Progressive HearingLoss since 2007. In 2012 , speech perception gone .Diagnosis revealed I Have Auditory Neuropathy .ANA Border line Positive 1:100 ?
Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dr told me i may have ischemic peripheral neuropathy. This scared me. What is it and is there a treatment? Is it progressive and fatal line bergers
Ischemic neuropathy.: Ischemic neuropathy is caused by a loss of blood flow to the nerves. The real question is why there was a loss of blood flow. Your doctor needs to identify why this problem developed. Once you know why there is a blood flow problem, you will then know how serious your condition is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuronopathy?: Neuronopathy = injury to nerve cell bodies, such as the motor neurons in the illness ALS Neuropathy = injury to nerves, such as from trauma, high blood sugar, inherited illnesses that affect nerve structure See this reference http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15244178 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disorder of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that play a role in controlling voluntary muscle movement. While few cases may be due to a genetic defect, the cause is usually unknown. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, muscle ...Read more
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