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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Does acute hyperglycemia affect nerve function?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Does acute hyperglycemia affect nerve function?

Yes: The duration and severity of hyperglycemic episodes are major risk factors for the development of diabetic neuropathy. The process for this is not entirely well understood likely because there are multiple effects of high blood sugar on disrupting nerve cell function and tipping the balance from cell repair to nerve cell death. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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Could diabetes affect the vision/brain?

Could diabetes affect the vision/brain?

Yes: Diabetes can and does cause blindness. It is the most common cause of blindness in people less than 60 years old. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

Can diabetes cause peripheral nerve disorders?

YES!: Yes! diabetes can be a very seriously disease - especially if not monitored closely and treated aggressively. High sugars often lead to nerve damage in the arms/legs that result in symptoms known as peripheral neuropathy that results in a stocking/glove like sensation of numbness and sometimes even what is referred to as neuropathic pain. Other disorders can also cause peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can very high histamine levels affect peripheral (1) neuropathy; (2) resistance?

Can very high histamine levels affect peripheral (1) neuropathy; (2) resistance?

Yes and yes!: Histamine is an inflammatory mediator. Itself can cause pain and vascular leakage. I unfortunately did not understand "resistance." do you mean to infection? ...Read more

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What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, Migraines, Shingles, Focal seizures, Hypothyroidism, Psychogenic, or Iatrogenic (unknown causes). ...Read more

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Does migraine affect the trigeminal nerve?

Does migraine affect the  trigeminal nerve?

Migraines: The function of the trigeminal nerve should remain normal in patients with migraines ( good facial sensation and good masseter muscle strength). However, it is the trigeminal nerve the main neural structure implied in the mechanism of migraine. A cascade of neuro-inflammatory response on the trigeminal nerve is what ultimately mediates the pain in migraine sufferers. ...Read more

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How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

How does diabetes mellitus affect the eyes?

GlaucomaCataractReti: Glaucoma Peope with DM have 40% more risk of getting Glaucoma.It occurs when pressure bulds in the eye.Pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to retina and optic nerve.Vision loss due to damage to retina Cataracts People withDM have 60%more chance of developing Cataract and even at younger age Retinopathy There are proliferative and non proli retinopathy cause blindness if not treated ...Read more

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How does carpal tunnel surgery affect the nervous system?

How does carpal tunnel surgery affect the nervous system?

Relieves pressure: The goal of carpal tunnel surgery is to relieve pressure on the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Thus should relieve pain, numbness, tingling and muscle atrophy due to compromise of the nerve. ...Read more

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58 yrs.Old, 30% nerve damage, minimal peripheral vision loss. Mother's glaucoma uncontrolled. My prognosis diminished because of these factors?

Risk factors: Risk factors of glaucoma do include family history. With regular follow up visits and treatment , drops or stl laser surgery, your ophthalmologist will be able to maintain what you have now. Peripheral vision loss in irreversible. The important thing is to get the eye pressure low and prevent any flucuation of the pressure. Quarterly eye exams are the standard of care for this. ...Read more

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Does sural nerve damage cause numbness?

Yes, it can: The sural nerve is a purely sensory nerve and damage to it can cause numbness on the outside of your ankle and foot. ...Read more

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Does peripheral neuropathy reduce your lifespan?

Not in itself: Neuropathy can increase yor risk of an ulcer or infection in your foot, but this risk can be minimized by performing daily skin checks of your feet. Imbalance from neuropathy can also increase your risk of fall. The underlying condition responsible for your neuropathy (like diabetes) is more likely to shorten your lifespan than neuropathy itself. It is a nuisance and a burden nonetheless. ...Read more

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Does diabetic medication affect the kidneys?

Does diabetic medication affect the kidneys?

Yes: Almost all medications of any kind can affect either the liver or kidneys in large doses and/or long-term use. Several diabetic medications do affect the kidneys, the most notable being metformin (glucophage). That is not to say these drugs should not be used for diabetes or you cannot use them if you have kidney disease - simply that frequent monitoring of your kidney function is necessary. ...Read more

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What diseases affect nerve cells?

What diseases affect nerve cells?

Many: Many diseases affect nerve cells. The common diseases are stroke, trauma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. Are you thinking of nerves in the hands and feet (peripheral nerves) or the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)? Some illnesses affect one and not the other. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause Musculocutaneous nerve and ILiohypogastric nerve damage ?

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause Musculocutaneous nerve and ILiohypogastric nerve damage ?

Causes neuropathy: But unusual to have an isolated mononeuropathy over arm and abdomen. If indeed this pattern of isolated nerve involvement fits a mono neuritis multiplex, one would wonder about another responsible disorder such as diabetes or arteritis. Vit B-12 problems are typically symmetrical and distal. Might investigate all of this further with your neurologist. ...Read more

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How does vitamin b1 (thiamine) directly affect diabetes?

How does vitamin b1 (thiamine) directly affect  diabetes?

The reseach show it: Help, researchers at the university of punjab and sheik zaid hospital, discovered that high oral doses of thiamine can significantly decrease the excretion of Albumin and actually reverse early kidney disease in type 2 diabetics.Thiamine has also been shown to be helpful in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. Learn more: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/025136_thiamine_. ...Read more

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Does lentil affect diabetes level?

Does lentil affect diabetes level?

No: Lentils should not affect blood glucose levels. In fact this is a good source of protein, relatively low in carb. ...Read more

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Can penile nerve damage effect brain ?

Can penile nerve damage effect brain ?

Brain not affected: Given the types of TOPICAL TAGS I see you have used for this question the short answer is NO. There is absolutely no relationship between penile "nerve" damage as you state and some type of future dysfunction of the brain in terms of a functional or neurodegenerative order. ...Read more

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Hyperglycemia (Definition)

A condition in which the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood is elevated beyond normal. It is a complication some people with ...Read more