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Causes Of Opsoclonus
Rare: Opsoclonus myoclonus is a rare neurological disorder characterized by unsteady gait, intention tremor myoclonus (brief, shock-like muscle spasms), and opsoclonus (irregular, rapid, horizontal and vertical eye movements). Other symptoms may include dysphasia (difficulty speaking), dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), lethargy, irritability, malaise. It occurs in viral illnesses and tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opsoclonus myoclonus: This is a syndrome with very abnormal eye movements and unsteadiness/impaired balance. The causes are differnt depending on the age. It often indicated a tumor called neurobalstoma in children. It may indicate another kind of cancer in adults such as lung cancer. It is an immune mediated neurological condition. Treatment will be treatment of thee unbderlying condition or tumor. ...Read more
Is opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia a genetic problem, if coming from breast cancer. My gran got it after breast cancer. I have autoimmune problems and was wondering, if it is a one off thing or genetic.
Clarification: Most often associated with childhood hemangioblastoma, but can be seen with other conditions on a far less frequent basis. Likely not a clearcut autoimmune condition but more likely secondary to a paraneoplastic effect of a tumor, essentially a toxic response at a distance. Hard to say if truly genetic susceptibility and unlikely that you might be at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two thoughts: The possibilities here are numerous, but at least two that come to mind are 1) childhood developmental factors, and 2) anger as covering over other feelings. For the first one, if children aren't taught to deal with anger early on, they'll have trouble with it later. For the second one, anger can sometimes be an internal defense against other, more troubling feelings that are harder to express. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reintroducing grains after paleo, and i feel sick. Is my body freaking out from "foreign objects" or did grain-free cause grain intolerance?
This is the norm: Grains are really hard on a person's gut but for most of us our gut gets used to it. However, when you stop eating grains for a time and then add them back you are asking your gut to adjust too quickly to eating grains. Your experience is the norm rather than the exception. Were you to keep eating grains things would eventually improve though they will never feel as good as not eating them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Guilt and Shame: A certain amount of guilt means we have a conscious, when it is excessive we have developed a punitive attitude toward ourselves that is excessive and unwarranted. This is learned behavior and any learned behavior can be unlearned. Shame is often the result of being humiliated too early in life and then you can be easily shamed and embarrassed for just being human. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Blood in the urine is not normal and it could be a sign of underlying urinary tract problem. These include stones, infection, or cancer. Blood could also be from the female organs as well. You need to be evaluated by your medical doctor to determine the source of the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having speech problems. Making up words/using wrong words. Speech a bit slurry. All of a sudden. What can be the cause?
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