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Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Can aspartame cause neurological disorders?

Yes: I had a patient who drank 1-2 gallons of diet soda every day and had a pretty bad peripheral neuropathy. When he cut back, his symptoms improved. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Neurologic Problems (Definition)

Neurologic problems are conditions where there has been damage to the brain and/or nerves, causing symptoms that relate to ...Read more


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What neurological disorders could cause an infant to hold its breath?

What neurological disorders could cause an infant to hold its breath?

Breath holding spell: Breath holding spells are common in infants, frightening looking, but the baby can easily be stimulated to take a breath. Should wake up and be normal, not drowsy. ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe heath wise? Do they seep into your skin & cause disease or illnesses? Can they affect neurological disorders? I am wondering. Thanks.

Are tattoos safe heath wise? Do they seep into your skin & cause disease or illnesses? Can they affect neurological disorders? I am wondering. Thanks.

? Safe: I remove tattoos using lasers every day. The ink is located in your dermis about 2mm below the skin. The ink can cause allergic reactions and make immune bumps called granulomas and can get infected. It is in question whether yellow ink is associated with skin cancer. They do not seem to make chronic illness or cause neurological problems. It is possible to get infections if placed unsterile. ...Read more

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What neurological disorders can also cause gastric symptoms?

What neurological disorders can also cause gastric symptoms?

Seizures: A range of neurological conditions can cause GI symptoms ranging from things as simple as anxiety to seizure disorders. ...Read more

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One month old baby holds breath - seems dazed after but returns to normal. What neurological disorders could cause this?

One month old baby holds breath - seems dazed after but returns to normal. What neurological disorders could cause this?

See doctor : This could be normal periodic infant breathing but if she seems dazed then she should see her doctor. It could be a lot of other things, too many to discuss here. If she has any blue discoloration on face or fingers, or stops breathing for more than 10-15 sec, go to the ER. Consider taking a short video of the episode. May help docs decide what it is. ...Read more