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Doctor insights on: Autoimmune Diseases And Nerve Damage

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Dr. Olav Jaren
1,343 Doctors shared insights

Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

Patient with a rare autoimmune disease (relapsing polychondritis) with new onset worsening cramping of muscles over body worsening over time.....?

RPC: As a rheumatologist, I have quite a few patients with relapsing polychondritis (RPC). Patient is do respond to therapy but do require routine evaluations every 3-4 months. There are multiple drugs that may be used but this depends on clinical findings as well as laboratory and imaging findings. I recommend that you be seen by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Which specific Autoimmune diseases cause Severe Chemical dysfunction with Neurotransmitters and Significant Electrical Dysfunction with the Nerves?

Which specific Autoimmune diseases cause Severe Chemical dysfunction with Neurotransmitters and Significant Electrical Dysfunction with the Nerves?

There are some: we can see thid across the spectrum. I would suggest you ask your physician to have you see in neurologist so that they can clarify which syndromes may be causing such an issue. Neurologic dysfunction, with chemical dysfunction, and electrical dysfunction of the nerves can be associated with A variety of inflammatory processes. Have a neurologist could help clarify this for you ...Read more

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Ebv positive triggered autoimmune disease I could feel excruciating pain my immune system attacking my nerves directly?

Ebv positive triggered autoimmune disease I could feel excruciating pain my immune system attacking my nerves directly?

Sleep/nutrition: I would recommend plenty of sleep and to see a nutritionist to help your nutrition to aid your body's recovery. Mds only get a day of training in nutrition and you need someone trained who can suggest supplements based on your blood studies. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disease that targets attacks, kills the nerves in the entire body which affects personality behavior loss of emotions, feelings?

No but: It doesn't sound autoimmune. Depression doesn't require an autoimmune disease. It can make your mind attack itself, be associated with physical pain, loss of energy, insomnia, crying spells. Get seen, treatment will make difference. Only 30% of people get acceptable improvement on 1 med, insomnia, pain, low energy all need attn. Therapy and meds together is best if u have this problem. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Can an autoimmune disease effect our nerves, brain cells, neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Possible: It all depends on the kind of autoimmune disease and place of involvement. For instance, lupus could cause cerebritis ie brain inflammation and even could go as far as causing coma. But lupus could be only localized to other places like causing kidney disease, lung diseases, skin disease, or arthritis. ...Read more

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What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells, neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells, neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Lupus number one: The commonest cause of autoimmune cerebritis is central nervous system lupus. It is treatable. Another cause is bechets syndrome and there is a very rare form that is idiopathic, meaning cause is unknown. But lupus remains the commonest. ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells, neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells, neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Generic question: Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis should be included, and can find in isolated vasculitides, and arteritis associated with collagen vascular and rheumatological disorders. But why does this come up, has your doctor diagnosed such a condition? ...Read more

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Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Can stills Disease or perhaps the auto-immune repressive medications, cause nerve damage to the fingers (Numbness and pain)?

Suspect illness: Suspect that this may be related more to Still or an overlap. We might consider associated carpal tunnel or neuropathy or vasculitis and less likely the medications ...Read more

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How do people catch autoimmune diseases?

How do people catch autoimmune diseases?

Not caught: People with a predisposition to an autoimmune disease might develop one following an acute infectious process, however, they are not thought to be directly caught as in the case of a virus. Autoimmune disease is due to an underlying defect in immune regulation that varies by condition. ...Read more

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How common are most autoimmune diseases?

Less than 1%: About 3% of americans, for example, have an autoimmune disease. Common ones include thyroid problems, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitiligo. Most affect 1% of people or less. Autoimmune diseases are 3x more common in women and in people with a family history. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can autoimmune disease mean?

Complicated: The immune system is that part of the body defenses that fight off outside disease like infections. Auto immune disease denotes a situation where the body "turns against itself" by making antibodies against part or parts of your own body? The ultimate autoimmune disease is lupus but many others exist affecting the thyroid or many other organ systems. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I have an autoimmune disease?

Discuss with doctor: Your doctor can order some basic screening tests if warranted (if you have symptoms or risk factors of autoimmunity). An immunologist or a rheumatologist can perform a more detailed evaluation and initiate treatment if an autoimmune disease is found. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in. As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system. One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells. List of auto immune disease are many and growing. End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as ...Read more