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Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Neither of them: Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia. To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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Are Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroidits, Fibromyalgia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Meniere's Diseases at all connected?

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Are Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroidits, Fibromyalgia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Meniere's Diseases at all connected?

Rare combination: It is highly unusual for one person to suffer from all these conditions. Thus you will need to get these conditions confirmed by the appropriate specialists. To start- neurologist, rheumatologist, and psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What all can mimic multiple sclerosis?

What all can mimic multiple sclerosis?

Many conditions: Initially the ms patient goes through many diagnostic considerations. Stroke, drug effects, malingering, viruses, toxic reactions, lupus, pinched nerves, are just some of the common initial concerns. It may take hundreds of tests and repeated bouts before a definite diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

What symptoms of ms multiple sclerosis ?

Variable: Please consult this site for information on early symptoms of MS http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/guide/multiple-sclerosis-symptoms Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

Autoimmune disease: Neither disease is of the autoimmune variety. They tend to be diagnosed based on specific findings and very general symptoms. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis progressive and fatal?

Is multiple sclerosis progressive and fatal?

Prog.disease: There is a variant form of MS that is very aggressive that can lead to coma or death. However most of the other forms do not have such a grave prognosis. If left untreated >30 % of patients will develop significant disability within 20->25 years after onset. Life expectancy is shortened only slightly, death usually results from secondary complications. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Yes: Its possible since MS can affect nerves not only in the brain but also in the spinal cord. Alternatively, diseases like Transverse Myelitis (related to MS) can occur and cause pain in a sciatic pattern as well. ...Read more

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Best multiple sclerosis medications?

Best multiple sclerosis medications?

Interferons ? : There is no best medication , some would suit the patient better than others but interferons are the most widely used for prevention of attacks. ...Read more

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What are neuropsychiatric problems associated with multiple sclerosis ?

What are neuropsychiatric problems associated with multiple sclerosis ?

Significant at times: Main issue is evolution of progressive cognitive loss, which likely is present in at least 60% and creates an early disability. Lack of emotional control, such as crying or laughing without reason, or more persistent euphoria or depression gets even more challenging. Although delusions and hallucinations may be rarely seen, usually not an issue. ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis be related in any way?

Could  Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis be related in any way?

No relationship: Both are neurological disorders, but very different in numerous ways. For example, ms affects younger pts, women outnumbering men 3 to one. Parkinson's older folks, men far more often than women, 3:1. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis be mis-diagnosed?

Can multiple sclerosis be mis-diagnosed?

Not uncommonly: There are several disease states that can mimic multiple sclerosis, and MRI lesions can likewise be misleading. Since this is so very complex, it is best to seek additional opinions from physicians who specialize in the area, as the diagnosis may not always be easy to reach. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between multiple sclerosis and dysarthria?

Is there a relationship between multiple sclerosis and dysarthria?

Cause-effect: Damage to the brain from any cause (stroke, trauma, infection, ms, etc) may result in dysarthria. If the part of the brain that is responsible for articulation is damaged, whatever the cause, slurred speech (dysarthria) can result. This is just basic neuro-anatomy. ...Read more

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In what ways are multiple sclerosis and bilateral pulmonary embolisms related?

In what ways are multiple sclerosis and bilateral pulmonary embolisms related?

Really aren't: Pulmonary embolism represents a loose blood clot from an area of pre-existing thrombosis, such as leg, heart, or pelvic areas. Chronic disease can lead to debility, and prolonged immobility, which can promote blood stasis and local clotting, but if the ms patient is treated with potent medication, exercises, and stays active, the risk of embolism is very low. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis and sarcoidosis in the same disease family?

No relationship: Sarcoid affects lung, liver, predominantly, and brain far less frequently, and usually at base of brain, causing a bell's palsy perhaps. Ms affects brain and spinal cord, and stays within central nervous system. Does not affect lung or liver directly. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause lupus or multiple sclerosis?

No: (excuse me, but i thought it caused "blindness".) do not worry, there is absolutely no relationship with masturbation and lupus or ms. If it were the case, most men in america would have both! masturbation is a natural activity and don't get caught up in a cause and effect frenzy, as I am unaware of any severe potential for disease. ...Read more

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Is Scoliosis related to Multiple Sclerosis?

Is Scoliosis related to Multiple Sclerosis?

No: Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks nerves and nerve wires in your brain and spinal cord causing many different symptoms. Scoliosis usually refers to excessive curvature of the bony part of the spine and not the spinal cord. Scoliosis can present with pain ...Read more

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What disease has symptoms similar to that of multiple sclerosis?

What disease has symptoms similar to that of multiple sclerosis?

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

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Mood swings and multiple sclerosis. Any relationship?

Yes: Multiple sclerosis has many psychiatric manifestations, both to the emotional effects of having a chronic and incurable (albeit treatable) disease and to direct effects of the plaque on the emotional pathways of the brain. When you see your neurologist about ms, don't forget to mention emotional issues as well as more classically neurological ones- they may be able to help! ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more


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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

A condition that affects the muscles and soft tissue of the body, causing widespread ...Read more