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How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

How does chronic kidney disease affect the renal system and organs?

Renal equals kidney: The kidney is the basic engine of the renal system. It is what processes the wastes and corrects the chemicals in the body. The remainder of the renal or genitourinary system is the plumbing that allows the liquid wastes of the body to be eliminated. ...Read more

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What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

What is the life span after diagnosis of central nervous system CNS vasculitis?

Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve. ...Read more

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How can Parkinson's disease effect the nervous system?

How can  Parkinson's disease effect the nervous system?

Attacks One Location: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative condition caused by the death of Dopamine producing neurons in an area of the brain known as the substantia nigra. The reason for cell death is unknown. As Dopamine is essential in the use and control of one's muscles early symptoms include tremors, rigidity and difficulty walking. As it progresses, cognitive, behavioral and emotional problems are common. ...Read more

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Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?

Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?

Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. ...Read more

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How does Alzheimer's disease affect the nervous system?

How does Alzheimer's disease affect the nervous system?

The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe memory loss, personality changes such as paranoia, wandering, inability to take care of their basic needs, even combative behavior and resistance to care. ...Read more

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Does addison's disease affect the nervous system?

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Does addison's disease affect the nervous system?

Addison Disease: Is an endocrine disease where adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones, leading to abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure, fever, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood changes, GI symptoms, & cravings for salt. Cause can be poor development of adrenal glands, impaired steroid production, or destruction of adrenal glands such as by infection or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What evidence exists on short- and long-term negative effects of GHB (street name g) on the central nervous system, heart, liver or other major organ?

What evidence exists on short- and long-term negative effects of GHB (street name g) on the central nervous system, heart, liver or other major organ?

Unknown: Short term sedation including respiratory depression may require intubation, long term effects are unknown since prospective data are needed. But it can be addicting since it will cause a surge of Dopamine the chief chemical involved in addiction. ...Read more

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What evidene exists on short-term cocaine use on the cardiovasulature, heart, brain blood supply, or the central nervous system? Is damage reversible?

What evidene exists on short-term cocaine use on the cardiovasulature, heart, brain blood supply, or the central nervous system? Is damage reversible?

Vasoconstriction: Cocaine causes blood vessels to shrink down (vasoconstrict). This increases blood pressure and decreases blood flow to vital organs. This can cause strokes, kidney failure, heart attacks, etc. The constriction is temporary, but the damage can be permanent. ...Read more

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How does Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

How does Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

Complex disorder: Predominantly a disease of low levels of neurotransmitters in the brain involving pigmented nuclei. Main culprit is declining dopamine level in basal ganglia, which can be replaced in part by L-DOPA, but affects other parts of brain, especially dorsal vagal nucleus, locus ceruleus, and can damage nerve cells by presence of Lewy bodies. Recommend more at aan.com or Mayo Clinic site. ...Read more

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Can a renal artery effect the brain and nervouse system?

Can a renal artery effect the brain and nervouse system?

Maybe: Renal artery disease can cause high blood pressure or kidney failure. These can in turn cause a variety of other problems, some of which obviously can affect the brain, but there is no direct connection. ...Read more

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What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

What age does end stage liver disease usually show up?

Varies: End stage liver disease as the name suggests is the endpoint of any number of chronic liver diseases and its timing depends on the particular condition leading upto it and also what treatments and interventions are being done.There is no particular age when it shows up.Without having any information on the particular liver disease, lab work etc , it would be impossible to give you an age. ...Read more

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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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How does lung cancer affect the nervous system?

How does lung cancer affect the nervous system?

Lung ca: the major way is through metastasis to the brain or the spine. This way minor or major neurological issues may arise. This would make the disease a stage 4 ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

What is the life expectancy with end stage liver disease?

Many factors: Depends on alot of factors , childs stage 4 without a transplant prob has two years. But it depends on ascites , increasing lft's, dt, s . Urea levels, should be eval. By a GI doctor. ...Read more

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How can Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

How can Parkinson's disease affect the nervous system?

Neurotransmitters: Parkinson's disease is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome in part, with the classical effect on dopamine. This accounts for the tremors and gait instability. At same time deposition of Lewy bodies within the cell body cause cellular death. In many patients, a Parkinsonian dementia arises, which is different from Alzheimer's. ...Read more

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How can kidney disease affect the immune system?

How can  kidney disease affect the immune system?

Plenty of reasons: If your kidneys are losing protein in your urine (proteinuria), this can affect the production of antibodies to fight infections. If your kidney disease is a result of uncontrolled diabetes, elevated blood sugars can lower the immune response to infections. Finally, if one is on dialysis, great care must be taken to keep the dialysis site sterile as this is often a source of infections. ...Read more

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Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Does drugs attack the central nervous system?

Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read more

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