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Doctor insights on: Auto Neurone Disease

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Why are motor neuron diseases so dangerous?

Why are motor neuron diseases so dangerous?

No cure.: There truly is no effective treatment, and often, the bulbar musculature is afflicted causing both swallowing and breathing issues, which promotes early demise. Main issue, in most cases, is the preservation cognitive function, allowing patient to witness the devastation and anticipate problems. (variant associated with front-temporal dementia may be less intense) bad disease.

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What are the most reliable tests to establish if you have a neuron disease?

What are the most reliable tests to establish if you have a neuron disease?

Assume you mean: "motor neuron disease", or als, or lou gehrig disease? Testing includes checking for spinal cord compression, blood studies for muscle disorders, hyperthyroidism, and other metabolic diseases. An EMG study may show characteristic changes, and a muscle biopsy on occasion may be useful. There are many other diseases affecting the nerve cells. Hope the above is what you ask.

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What is motor neuron disease?

Motor neuron disease: Motor neuron disease is a group of poorly understood degenerative conditions of the nervous system. The one known most commonly is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as lou gehrig's disease. The disease causes the nerves supplying muscles in the spinal cord to die off gradually causing progressive weakness in the limbs and the face including swallowing muscles. There is no cure at this time.

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How do I treat motor neuron disease?

How do I treat motor neuron disease?

Depends on typw: There is more than one types of motor neuron disease. There is of now no cure or reliable treatment for lou gehrigs diseases. There are some promising results with stem cells, which I think will ultimately be the answer to treating this disease. Multofocal motoneuropathy is treated with immune therapy. This can resemble lou gehrigs disease and is treatable.

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How does motor neuron disease progress?

How does motor neuron disease progress?

Depends: There are many different types of motor neuron diseases, each of which has its own unique progression (which is how we tell which one you might have oftentimes). You'll need to be more specific in order to get a good answer. If you think you have a motor neuron disease, you need to get to the doctor right away.

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How can I cope with motor neuron disease?

How can I cope with motor neuron disease?

Ask questions: Find a compassionate neurologist and talk to them.

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What work best to treat motor neuron disease?

What work best to treat motor neuron disease?

Rilutek (riluzole) and support: The only medication that has been fda approved for motor neuron disease is rilutek- it is expensive, but does show a clearly prolonged lifespan. One critical aspect to care of patients with motor neuron disease is enrollment in a multidisciplinary clinic, where the many needs (dietary, pulmonary, speech, mobility, etc.) of these patients can be addressed in a comprehensive manner.

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What do you recommend for motor neuron disease?

What do you recommend for motor neuron disease?

Motor neuron disease: Motor neuron diseae such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) can be managed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a neurologist, a physical medicine & rehab specialist, a physical/occupational therapist, a nutritionist, a speech therapist, a nutritionist, a respiratory therapist, a psychologist and a support group. Riluzole may slightlly extend the lifespan.

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What is motor neuron disease and how is it treated?

See below: Previously termed "lou gehrig's disease", the process destroys motor nerve cells and leads to muscle atrophy weakness, swallowing and breathing difficulties. The sole approved drug is Riluzole which may delay tracheostomy. Treatment is basically symptomatic and supportive, but patients succumb nonetheless. There is no cure.

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How fast can I make my motor neuron disease go away?

It is difficult: Motor neuron disease usually doesn't go away. There are some medications that may slow down the progression but it never goes away.

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What is motor neuron disease? How does it affect you?

What is motor neuron disease? How does it affect you?

Bad disease: Called Lou Gehrig's disease, it causes motor nerve cells to die resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy, with eventual problems both breathing and swallowing. There is NO cure, and medications are of little value. Most cases are sporadic, but a few familial.

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What are the most common symptoms of motor neuron disease?

What are the most common symptoms of motor neuron disease?

Weakness: Motor neuron diseases affect the nerves that send the impulse to muscles to initiate movement. Examples of motor neuron diseases include lou gerig's disease (als) and spinal muscular atrophy. Symptoms may include limb weakness, difficulty swallowing, and difficulty breathing. Some types may also affect eye movement and facial expression.

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Where can I find support when I have motor neuron disease?

Where can I find support when I have motor neuron disease?

ALS MDA: Look for a local chapter of the ALS foundation or muscular dystrophy association. Your neurologist may be able to provide more info for services in your area.

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What is the definition or description of: motor neuron disease?

See below: The motor neuron diseases (mnd) are a group of neurological disorders that selectively affect motor neurons, the cells that control voluntary muscle activity including speaking, walking, breathing, swallowing and general movement of the body. They are generally progressive in nature, and cause progressive disability and death.

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Is there any chance for someone with amyotrophy neuron disease?

Yes: It is unclear from you question whether you have a systemic or more focal diagnosis. You can learn more about neuralgic amyotrophy here: http://theshouldercenter. Com/suprascapular-nerve.Htm.

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How come I have motor neuron disease, but nobody else in the family has it?

Most are nonfamilial: While there are some cases of motor neuron disease that run in families, the majority of cases occur spontaneously without any clear genetic cause. Hopefully, with time and continued research, we will be able to find the nongenetic reasons that cause some people to develop the disease while others do not.

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Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?

Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?

No: There is no cure for motor neuron disease. The prognosis depends on the type of motor neuron disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) is the most rapidly progressive.

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How can I prevent or reduce myself from getting motor neuron disease?

How can I prevent or reduce myself from getting motor neuron disease?

Stay healthy and...: Staying in good health, and avoiding risk factors that can lead to injuries, are the ways to decrease the chances of motor neuron disease. That means avoiding sick people so one doesn't catch as many illnesses in his lifetime. It means not getting diabetes, which damages nerves. It also helps to avoid trauma, whether it is repetitive vibrations or one time accidents like motorcycle crashes.

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Can there be some chance for patients who get amyotrophy (neuron disease)?

Can there be some chance for patients who get amyotrophy (neuron disease)?

Clarity: Amyotrophy refers to diabetics who have a lower back metabolic radiculopathy and many of these reverse over 6 months. But if you mean "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis", which involves motor nerve cells, there is NO cure, and only mediocre palliative interventions. (But the course is variable, and some do far better than others).