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Degenerative Nerve Diseases Multiple Sclerosis
Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! i guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more
A disorder causing usually episodic loss of myelin (demyelination) which disrupts function of central nervous system. Can lead to nerve damage because nerve requires myelin to function best. Classically relapsing and remitting or chronic and progressive. The former is characterized by transient neurological episodes of dysfunction separate in time and in space ...Read more
Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more
Several potentials: Cadasil, lupus, arteritis, clippers, pernicious anemia, cervical spondylosis, lyme disease, CNS lymphoma, sjogren's, melas. If you get the point, ms may be hard to diagnose, and often need to exclude other explanations. Patterns may or may not be different, and sometimes it is important to get testing and even several opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: The confirmation of ms involves excluding several diseases that seem similar at times. Perhaps the biggest challenge is cadasil, a genetic disorder associated with migraines and small strokes. However, other disorders can cause confusion such as lupus, lyme disease, b-12 deficiency, sjogren's, arteritis, and a number of rare disorders. The MRI may seem similar in some of these cases. ...Read more
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Is this a fatal disease?
Cannot predict: Primary progressive ms is typically without rapid relapses, but also, without remission. Does not seem to respond well to meds employed in relapsing/remitting form. Most active therapy is symptomatic. However, research is ongoing with Gilenya for ppms. Other drugs not yet on the market are being studied. Best bet is to get into one of these studies. Contact local medical school. Stay positive. ...Read more
Ex-Abuser curious to find out if drug abuse is considered a strong risk for developing diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis?
Thank you :)
Interesting question: At this time, answer is a definitive NO, as we do not find either legal or illegal drugs associated with MS risk factors. Some drugs, such as amphetamines, and cocaine, and METH, cause risk of stroke and/or heart attacks, and other drugs can cause Parkinson's like symptoms. But not MS. ...Read more
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Degenerative nerve disease is a condition in which a person's nerves become more abnormal over time, and may eventually stop working. A person gets increasing problems with balance, movement, talking, swallowing, breathing, etc... Some conditions are hereditary (runs in families) due ...Read more
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