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Can Having Gangrene Cause Neurophy
I read that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause nerve damage .and nerve damage can cause psychosis and depression.Is it true ?
Yes: That's why vegetarianism is so dangerous if you do not know EXACTLY what you are doing. There are also other causes of B12 deficiency and not just pernicious anemia from stomach disease. However, this is not a common cause of depression in young people who do not have physical weakness / numbness. There are a host of other physical causes; a skilled psychiatrist will pick these up. ...Read more
Sciatic Neuropathy: Hello. Diabetes isn't usually associated with true sciatic neuropathy. It can result from nerve compression (tumor, hematoma, etc.) and injury in the gluteal region or thigh. In the gluteal region, it is most often caused by trauma (posterior hip dis;ocation, pelvic fracture). Nerve can be directly injured during an intramuscular injection into the buttocks. ...Read more
What can cause brain atrophy diagnosis at 34 during MRI for ms. I suffer from short term memory loss, can this be caused from the atrophy?
Brain atrophy: I am sorry to hear about the memory problems. This is common in multiple sclerosis and yes, it correlates with the brain atrophy. Available therapy may help in slowing down the degree of progressive atrophy it occurs in ms. New data presented by Gilenya (fingolimod) (fingilimod) suggest it helps in this particular problem. Donepezil may help the symptoms of memory problems. Memantine is not recommended in ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot drop: Foot drop is usually caused by pressure on Lumbar Nerve 5, but 5 percent of people have a shift up or down in which level of the spine affects which nerve. Pressure on the peroneal nerve usually near the knee can cause this as well. If not properly diagnosed or treated the weakness can be permanent and require bracing. If it is from the spine therapy and injections can often work without surgery ...Read more
Dissociation: At the age of 24 it is unlikely that you have dementia. This is usually caused by old age or head trauma. If these are not the cause it could be dissociation type of disorder. This used to be called multiple personality disorder. This is usually caused by involvement in severe sexual trauma or abuse. More would need to be known about your circumstances for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Unlikely: The two conditions are likely not directly related. ...Read more
Many concerns: Necrosis is "death" or destruction of a nerve, and this sometimes is necessitated to alleviate pain, by an alcohol injection. If a nerve is cut or transected, or if a nerve cell body dies (apoptosis), from a variety of inflammatory or degenerative causes, recovery is not possible. So, nerve death can occur both in central and peripheral nervous systems. Timely treatment is always best. ...Read more
With peripheral neuropathy, what conditions could cause damage to both axons and myelin as shown in nerve conduction tests? And can it be reversed?
Brief explanation: Most neuropathies affect myelin coverings (Schwann cell), but an advancing axonal neuropathy can secondarily affect the myelin. This is not simple, and you would be far better served by a Concierge consult, and/or find an experienced Medical School neurologist. Reversibility depends on causes and appropriate therapy. ...Read more
This may be silly question but can nerve damage in foot (per. Neuropathy) cause glossopharyngeal neuralgia same side body months after or not related?
Not related: But best to find out whether you have an underlying metabolic or chemical disorder affecting the nerves in your body. And perhaps find a neurologist to pursue your concerns. ...Read more
How can someone differentiate MS numbness from other numbness and Is MS numbness always accompanied by weakness ? I have numbness but not weakness
I have had symptom of ulnar nerve compression for 4 weeks in both arms. I suffer from raynauds, could these symptoms be due to poor circulation?
Antipsychotics: Demyelinating disease is generally autoimmune in nature -- different from the effects of antipsychotic medications. In fact some research indicates that quetiapine may protect against demyelination. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3adoi%2f10.1371%2fjournal.pone.0042746 nevertheless, long-term use of some antipsychotic agents can affect neuronal function -- just differently. ...Read more
Can a herniated l5/s1 disc cause pudendal nerve entrapment resulting in impotence but no other pain/symptoms associated with pne?
Can constant nightmares lead to hypertension? Is it possible that years of constant nightmares could eventually cause hypertension
Can an untreated swollen spinal cord cause same symptoms as multiple sclerosis and if so can the nerve damage and muscle weakness be made better?
Perhaps: Spinal cord swelling can be secondary to variety of causes, such as neuromyelitis optica, trauma, MS, tumors, and could cause localized symptoms indistinguishable from your MS. (Have you had an anti-aquaporin 4 test?) Typically might treat with steroids, but this would make your diabetes temporarily worse. Acthar might create a lesser complication. Check for NMO prior to starting MS med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause decreased sensation throughout the whole body inc.Face scalp gums genitals , could severe damage to peripheral nerves cause this?
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