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Gary Busey Endocrine System
Arterial inflammatio: Lupus cerebritis is caused by blood vessels becoming inflamed, usually smaller blood vessels. Treatments are many, but steroids, methotrexate, benlysta, CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are options if simple Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent this. Steroids not been an ongoing thing. Many patients do well with "pulsing" large doses of steroids intravenously, usually three times. Presentations vary-neuropsychiatric! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I thought neurologists deal with nervous system disorders? Why won't they see me after I've been diagnosed (by EMG/NCS) with L4-L5 & S1-S2 issues?
Neurologist referral: Neurologists do treat nervous system disorders. A specialist not seeing you may be due to many factors. Is your medical insurance not accepted by that doctor? Does the problem require a surgical evaluation? Was the problem due to a work-related injury (some doctors will not manage those problems)? Did your primary care doctor order the EMG/NCS? If Yes, see that person for help. ...Read more
Does weak parasympathetic nervous system due to masturbation heals over time?Any suggestions?Doc said prostatitis & weak para nerve!any drug doc?Help!
All of them: Well, technically, all of them ... However, on the medical side - a psychiatrist or neurologist are physicians that specialize in the treatment of nervous system disorders (not to mention the surgical side). Hope that helps! ...Read more
No: The disease kniown as stiffman syndrome is not known to burn out if the synptoms reolve one would question the diagnosis. It is a progressive disease not well treated controlled with diazapam high doses and has been treated with plasmaphioresis with mixed results. ...Read more
Positive view: Most canadians find their system responsive, inexpensive and of good quality. They do rank higher on most categories used to measure effectiveness than does the usa. Canadian doctors are a little less positive as they have a limitation of income but I do not see a mass movement of canadian md's into the us. ...Read more
Brain function: The research is equivocal about actual brain cell loss with use of marijuana. (mri scans don't show this.) however, brain function definitely changes for the worse while under the influence -- and possibly longer, especially with chronic use. http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana-abuse/how-does-marijuana-use-affect-your-brain-body. ...Read more
Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?
OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more
Model of MS: Environment is important for many neurological conditions. Using MS as example, hot weather can cause fatigue, and bright sunshine may cause temporary loss of vision. Cigarette smoking can make disorder worse. Lack of sunshine will reduce vitamin D which makes not only MS worse, but also makes Parkinson's and Alzheimer's worse. ...Read more
Addressing strong Sympathetic Nervous System overactivity through Herbs? My body produces too much catecholamines, can this be tampered with herbs?
I have pots from autonomic nervous system dysfunction. How does Lexapro (escitalopram) re-regulate it so i could breathe better, hr normalized, sweat comes back?
Lexapro (escitalopram): Lexapro (escitalopram) may help to reduce anxiety and prevent depression in an individual with pots. In fact, it does not effect the heart function or regulate the hypotension which causes the syndrome, but it does improve the overall health. The treatment of pots is based on diet and exercise. As a physiological response to a disbalanced noradrenergic system, pots does not constitute an illness in itself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I don't have HIV; however my immune system is doing the same as HIV, attacking my body, organs, systems. iViG helped, but also caused Gad 65 180.
Mixed up: you are rather confused about your condition, as you were previously answered: kindly seek help in a Tertiary Care facility where multiple specialists would care for you at the same setting, rheumatologist, Immunologist and possibly psychiatrist, good luck ...Read more
What autoimmune diseases would attack nerves, brain cells , neurons, and part of our brain, so we lose our emotions feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?
Generic question: Several possible answers, including limbic encephalitis, some variations of viral encephalitis, (of which there are many), perhaps multiple sclerosis should be included, and can find in isolated vasculitides, and arteritis associated with collagen vascular and rheumatological disorders. But why does this come up, has your doctor diagnosed such a condition? ...Read more
How does one take care of their autonomic nervous sytem. How about taking care of the parasympathetic sympathetic and central nervous system?
Intriguing question: Control of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) probably best attained by studying biofeedback, autogenic training, and meditation. A web-based program at heartmath.Com is recommended. Otherwise, an ascetic isolated decade-long yogi sojurn in an himalayan cave can be undertaken. The idea is to train the unconscious mind to be obedient. Avoid anger and fear. Seek love. ...Read more
It does!: You have a misunderstanding. Our immunity does defeat most STDs. Gonorrhea and chlamydia clear up within a few weeks or months, without treatment. HPV is cleared by the immune system, usually in a year or two. Immunity limits but does not cure syphilis. It doesn't clear herpes. Same for non-STD infections: immunity clears colds and most pneumonia, but often not tuberculosis, for example. ...Read more
Not quite: Diabetes can affect the nervous system but the cause of diabetes is not the nervous system. For example, poorly controlled diabetes can lead to neuropathy or damage of the nerves. It can affect the feeling of your hands and feet and less often after very prolonged diabetes can affect your autonomic nervous system and lead to stomach problems or syncopal issues. ...Read more
Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching college. This question is too general for 400 characters or less and I wouldn't want to take away one's opportunity to earn a grade (and an education fairly). ...Read more
Don't take it: It is ground up cow/pig thyroid tissue. Does it contain thyroid hormone? Yes. How much? Depends on what the cows/pigs were up to. Is it regulated for purity/composition? Hard to know (it is not regulated like a drug). People who take this stuff often become hyperthyroid without realizing it. Take prescription levothyroxine under a doctor's care. ...Read more
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