Doctor insights on:
Causes Of Cerebritis
Can methotrexate help with mild vasculitis of brain/cerebritis or neuro symptoms caused my ctd such as lupus?
Any reason other than brain inflamm/cerebritis that prednisone always helps my lightheaded, fogginess/confusion? Md doesn't know cause. I have lupus.
Inflamed brain: Cerebritis is a term often used to describe the effect lupus has when brain is involved, i.e., areas of brain become inflamed and dysfunctional as a consequence. Probably not a good term as is somewhat misleading. ...Read more
Perhaps: If tuberculosis gets into the brain, this can clearly be deadly unless immediate intervention is accomplished. Often the spread results from tuberculoma rupturing and causing a tuberculous meningitis, and if pupils dilate, may be terminal. But if diagnosis is mad early, meds to treat may really turn around. The risk is however, very high indeed. ...Read more
I have lupus cerebritis and experience non-stop migraines since being diagnosed. Recently I find OTC analgesics to do work why do you think that is?
Typo: This is probably a secretarial error for "calcified granuloma with focal caseation". ...Read more
Have lupus cerebritis. Prednisolone over 2yrs. On ppitoo. Been constipated. Blackstools over 2years. Recent bloodyblack stool. Recent abdominalpain? So
Help. Lupus-like condition. Get flares of severe brain fog, confusion, dizziness -affects my job. Neg neuro work-up. Increasing prednisone during episodes& symptoms resolve. Lupus cerebritis still likely?
Looking for top doctors in the u.S. Who treat CNS lupus/ceribritis vasculitis. My 22 year old niece has it and none of her drs have ever treated it.?
Need Rheumatologist: My suggestion is to see a progressive rheumatologist in your relatively local area. There are many great centers around the country. Your location and access to the doctor can not be discounted. This is a long term disease, not a single visit issue. Many great doctors are around you. ...Read more
Vagal stimulation is associated with bradycardia and hypotension- and fainty feeling.
Falling is dangerous.
Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is major cause of erectile dysfunction in young men. Well, that & life style, eg smoking, excess alcohol, other illicit drugs, etc. Think of it as stress begets ed which begets stress which. . . Well, you get idea. In older (that's a relative idea) men, our (poor) health gets in the way, eg blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. In both cases, don't forget partner, family. ...Read more
Many possible: Lots of things can cause that, some of which can be serious. I would contact his/her oncologist asap or visit the er. ...Read more
Doubtful: Des has been off the market for decadesa and the structural anomalies are well defined. Talk them over with your doctor. ...Read more
An u/s showed "reactive size (3mm) nodes" (bilateral cervical in 7 y/o child). what could be the cause to be "reactive, " if enlarged for 4+ years?
Nothing specific: In children 3-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Reactive enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in all children and 3 mm size is not significant. If worried see ur doc ...Read more
I’m almost 39; read it’s “extremely rare” to grow inches taller @ my age but docs didn’t say impossible. What rare conditions or other would cause it?
It is impossible:
The closest condition known to cause this is acromegaly, which affects about 1 out of 17, 000 people.
This is due to overproduction of growth hormone, usually from a benign pituitary tumor, but even with acromegaly, while the hands and feet, ears and nose may grow, because the growth plates have closed even those with acromegaly will not grow taller. ...Read more
Which disorders cause a 7 years old boy (having good grades) to sit alone in school despite he's social in family? P.S:he visits an orthophonist weekly
Shyness: Some children are shyer than others, but some kids can get stressed at school. Talk to him about how he is doing. Is he anxious or stressed? Does he enjoy school? How are his grades? If you are concerned that he is depressed or having school problems, talk with his doctor or a therapist. ...Read more
Air in pleural space: Pneumothorax happens when air collects in the space around the lungs - between the lungs and the chest wall. The air usually comes from a hole in the airways or lungs, although a hole in the esophagus can do it too (rarely). ...Read more
Artery constriction: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more
No: Diet drinks have been implicated in contributing to gulf war syndrome, desert storm syndrome, and may provoke migraine headaches in susceptible people. There is no evidence that any food additive causes multiple sclerosis, but some anecdotal comments raise concern of a potential to trigger a relapse, but no proof yet. ...Read more
Several: In the summer, the major cause is food spoilage such as when a mayonnaise based potatoe salad gets warmed in the sun and then is eaten. The other major cause is contamination from improper processing or from improper hand washing and hygiene from food handlers. These can lead to salmonella poisoning, hepatitis or e coli infestation. ...Read more
Unclear: Obesity runs with many illnesses related to a sedentary, overindulgent lifestyle (hypertension, atherosclerosis, liver damage, diabetes), yet japan's sumo wrestlers, who are obese but are elite exercises clearly suffer no adverse effects. Bashing 'obesity' as a 'killer' is good politics but the truth may be deeper -- a marker for other risky life choices. ...Read more