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Cognitive Dysfunction From Lupus Chronic
Which of the following are auto-immune conditions? Hypothyroidism Coeliac Disease Endometriosis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Comments: We are learning that the immune system is playing a huge role in many known diseases, and Celiac is certainly auto-immune mediated, and several thyroid disorders are too. Chronic fatigue is often a manifestation of other disorders, and is not considered a separate disease per se. Am unaware of current concepts regarding endometriosis. Should ask OB-GYN specialist. ...Read more
It depends: Lupus can cause both reversible and irreversible changes to the nervous system, and these can affect personality, memory, and other basic aspects of patients' lives. That said, simply being sick can aggravate depression, sleep deprivation, etc. Controlling pain and other disruptive elements of the disease, can improve quality of life and help people be more who they would like to be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: These are not classic symptoms of wm; however, this disease can, at extreme form cause neurological deficits, vascular compromise, and neuropathy. It is also important to note that these symptoms are relatively common complaints of adult male population. It's best to ask your hematologist about these symptoms since he/she would have an idea about the state of your disease & can speculate better. ...Read more
Treatment Works: Don't be so sure that there is brain damage. Chronic major depression if present for a long time can be difficult to treat but there is no reason to think that it is untreatable. There are many possible underlying factors that once identified can be treated- both physical and psychological. Feeling pessimistic can be part of the depression. Treatment can make a big difference. ...Read more
Any similarities physiologically between depression from chronic traumatic encephalopothy (cte) and depression without head trauma?
Some: In both conditions people looked depressed, have decreased initiative, might be isolative, speech is soft, slow, monotone; decreased range of emotions, etc. Patients with cte, however, might not complain of depression and present more avolitional ( not interested, having no desires) then sad. Did you have a more specific question? ...Read more
How does cfs relate to other illnesses such as fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, gulf war syndrome, neurally mediated hypotension, Lyme disease, and candida?
Simply put...: The underlying theme describes a constellation of signs and symptoms that we have absolutely no clear, concise idea how it biologically works, how to effectively treat it, and how to address its neuro-psychiatric effects, unfortunately, it is this ambiguity that is being exploited by some quacks, to spread misinformation about each of the diagnoses mentioned (and it's not exhaustive). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: Mild cognitive impairment is often the initial manifestation of Alzheimer's but cognitive problems can be seen with vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems, HIV and syphilis infections, and medication adverse effects. Alcohol and recreational drugs can also do this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Miscarriages et al: The "lupus anticoagulant" (LA) may be associated with recurrent miscarriages , blood clots and/or an increased propensity for migraines. LA May occur in people with autoimmune disorders (such as Lupus) or infections (such as HIV) or certain medications (such as certain heart meds) or it may be present by itself. See your MD if you have any of these symptoms/conditions. ...Read more
Can chronic exposure to toxins cause mctd? Two of us that worked together have mctd, cvid, autonomic disorders ..
One idea: You might need to see a specialist to talk this out but one suggestion I have is to change your snacks. Instead of eating processed foods, replace it with something healthy instead like celery sticks, carrots... These have zero to low calories and require a lot of energy to chew which might help you with weight, as well as your digestive system. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, definitely: Fibromyalgia in men is very uncommon, but it does exist. Lack of interest in sex or erectile dysfunction just a few common symptoms of FM. Also the medication could play a role in ED (e.g. celexa, (citalopram) cymbalta). Rec.: you should discussed this issue with your treating physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Are chronic kidney disease patients more prone to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis than others?
Similar symptoms: Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome can have very similar symptoms. By definition, if one has chronic fatigue syndrome other causes of fatigue like lyme disease have been ruled out, so if one has lyme disease, by definition they do no have cfs. However, it is likely that many people who have been diagnosed with cfs actually have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more
Can UCTD with elements of lupus/sjogrens cause chronic post nasal drip leading to vocal chord dysfunction?
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
Is chronic diffuse sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy with predominant external & secondary demyelinative changes a long-term disability?
It can be: Sensorimotor peripheral neuropathies have many types and various causes. Some of them can be disabling, even long term in some cases. A thorough search will have to include blood tests and urine tests. In some cases spinal tab (lumbar puncture) can be necessary. In delineating the diagnosis. ...Read more
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