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Multiple sclerosis TMJ. Any relationship? I read some article about similar symptomps

Multiple sclerosis TMJ. Any relationship? I read some article about similar symptomps

No: Multiple sclerosis is strictly a disease of the brain and spinal chord and doesn't affect the joints. If you have one autoimmune disorder like MS, you can however be prone to another like rheumatoid that can cause arthritis, including arthritis of the TM joint. ...Read more

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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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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Need expert help here. What are interesting facts about cardiomyopathy?

Too many facts.: If one is interested in facts concerning a specific type of cardiomyopathy, it's helpful to specify the underlying cause. There are many. Perhaps the most common is uncontrolled hypertension. Others include valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, viral diseases, autoimmune diseases and genetic abnormalities which manifest as muscle abnormalities or infiltrative diseases such as amyloid. ...Read more

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What is the zamboni theory about multiple sclerosis?

What is the zamboni theory about multiple sclerosis?

Vascular surgery: Dr. Mechanic's answer is correct. It is important to realize that dr. Zamboni is a vascular surgeon, not a neurologist, and he did this surgery in a non-controlled fashion. More recent studies have shown no benefit to this surgery, and given the real risks of this surgery, it is not recommended. ...Read more

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What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

What are some interesting info about homocystinuria?

Inherited disorder: An abnormality of an enzyme that converts methionine (an amino acid) results in elevated levels of this compound. May be associated with connective tissue disease, heart and brain abnormalities, as well as eye problems and early blood vessel blockage or clotting. There is no known cure, but life expectancy is reduced only if untreated, usually with modified diet, vitamin b6, or frolic acid. ...Read more

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All info about myeloma?

All info about myeloma?

LLS etc websites: www.lls.org, http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/myeloma, www.Themmrf.Org, http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/index, http://myelomasociety.Org/membership.Html, http://myeloma.Org.

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Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Gastro/Colds/Skin: Gastro, colds, respiratory illness and skin infection are common. Deadly, uncommon diseases like cholera and typhoid are not likely to become an epidemic following a hurricane in the United States. Diseases such as this are not commonly found in the United States and are therefore not likely to be found after a hurricane. http://www.symptomfind.com/health/infectious-disease-after-a-hurricane/ ...Read more

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What are some facts about febrile seizures a parent must know?

What are some facts about febrile seizures a parent must know?

Several: Lower the fever, treat if needed, generally benign, but should aways be avioded if possible. ...Read more

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What are some little known facts about hemophilia?

What are some little known facts about hemophilia?

How much do you Know: Women can have hemophilia even though it is an x-linded disease, if the father is hemophilic and mother is a carrier. There is a form of von willebrandt disease that has factor viii deficiency and is similar to hemophilia; it affects men and women equally. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about earthquakes.

Unpredictable: Earthquakes are unpredictable. If you live in an earthquake prone area you should construct seismically safe buildings or retrofit buildings. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about multiple sclerosis known as ms?

Can you tell me about multiple sclerosis known as ms?

See below: Autoimmune type of attack on brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in genetically susceptible young individuals, who are exposed to a variety of environmental events. Can lead to profound impairment and disability, but can be controlled and stabilized in most cases with modern potent meds. An expert neurologist who is experienced can work wonders. ...Read more

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Has anybody prescribed curcumin C3 complex for multiple myeloma?

Unproven.: Curcumin may have activity against myeloma in experimental systems, but tests in humans are not convincing. For what it is worth, I have only 1 patient who told me he was trying curcumin for his myeloma. There was no benefit. Found in the spice tumeric, it does not appear to be toxic. ...Read more

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What are some facts about kidneys?

What are some facts about kidneys?

2milion microfilters: Removes extra water from body (if fails you get swelling) and also removes extra chemical waste from body ( if fails you feel poorly). The kidneys filter 180 liters (quarts), yes 180, per day. Almost all get reabsorbed back to blood except 2-3 liters that are excreted as urine. This huge filtering allows kidneys to efficiently and repeatedly purify the blood removing only what body does not need. ...Read more

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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about Wildfires.

Spread like WILDFIRE: There is a reason for this admonition. Went the authorities tell your to evacuate....GET OUT ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

74 mph- break point: When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name. ...Read more

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Why are so many skeptical about the validity of science?

Why are so many  skeptical about the validity of science?

Education: True skeptics know science and it's value. Those not trained or educated in critical thinking are prone to easy answers to complex questions. ...Read more

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I'm scared I have multiple sclerosis?

I'm scared I have multiple sclerosis?

Need to know more: Will really need to know more about what your symptoms are. Initially, you should discuss your concerns with your primary care physician. Then an appropriate a referral to a neurologist will allow a more definitive diagnosis for you.Multiple sclerosis is treatable at the present time with multiple medications and ensure an excellany quality of life. ...Read more

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What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

What are the odds that I'm going to develop multiple sclerosis? How common is this?

Variable.: If you have identical twin with MS, about 30%, but if no relative and you live north of latitudes 39-42, could be as high as 1 in 545 in the general population. About 450,000 cases thought to be in USA, in a population over 300,000,000. ...Read more

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I recently diagnosed by multiple sclerosis, and I don't know what to do I'm afraid to take medication.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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I recently diagnosed by multiple sclerosis, and I don't know what to do I'm afraid to take medication.

Multiple sclerosis : First, I wish you will get better and get over this disease, and that can't be achieved without specialists supervision, neurologists and other physicians, and taking medications prescribed according to your stage / severity of the disease, if questioning the diagnosis, get a second opnion. If really anxious / depressed seek psychiatric help, but don't just stay put, good luck ...Read more

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I've had numerous test done. Outcome sign of Multiple Sclerosis not active I'm 50 will it become active?

Yes it is possible: Disease can go into remission and then flare up. You have to look for the cause. We propose to treat causes of such chronic ailment. To learn more about how to treat the cause Please visit us www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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What are the dangers, if any, of taking cycles or "gear" for bodybuilding if that person had multiple sclerosis? I'm just curious.

Not simple: Bodily temperature elevation, from vigorous exercise, may result in a pseudo exacerbation, with amplification of prior symptoms which can reverse with cooling. But exercise is of value for ms patients, just needs to be paced. Also, depending upon the patients debility, exercise should be designed to prevent harm secondary to weakness, or imbalance/incoordination. ...Read more

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Why are "family doctors" answering multiple sclerosis questions?! I have spotted inaccurate info being given. Only a neuro answer? 's

Part of a team: Your family doctor is usually the doc who makes the referrals and is often the one who helps treat complications, such as urinary tract infections, fatigue, associated injuries, medication reactions, and he/she keeps open the communication lines between different specialties. Coordination of medical care is critcal these days. ...Read more

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What is multiple sclerosis?

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What is multiple sclerosis?

Autoimmune condition: It is a condition where your own immune system attacks the sheaths (myelin) which covers your nerve fibers. Common symptoms include weakness in muscles due to slow/ damaged nerve conduction. Lowering Inflammation in your body via diet, stress reduction, anti-inflammatory supplements may delay, stabilize and improve the condition. ...Read more

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Can I catch multiple sclerosis?

No: MS is not an infectious disorder. Instead, there is varying genetic susceptibility triggered by environmental influences. ...Read more

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Is multiple sclerosis hereditary?

Complex: Multiple sclerosis is an issue of genetic susceptibility, not the usual heredity, and risk runs about 3-5% if mother has it, 1-2% if father has it. But without specific environmental triggers, the disease will be unlikely to manifest. ...Read more

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Who discovered multiple sclerosis?

Who discovered multiple sclerosis?

Charcot: The French neurologist Charcot is credited with identifying MS as a distinct entity for the first time. ...Read more

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Could you cure multiple sclerosis?

No cure at this time: It is difficult to develop a cure when the cause of a condition is not fully understood. There seem to be several factors that contribute to the development of MS but there is no ONE gene or ONE virus that has been implicated as a direct cause. Rather, the interaction of genetic susceptibility and infectous and/or environmental factors seem to result in dysregulation of the immune system. ...Read more

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How is multiple sclerosis diagnosed?

Detective Work: No one diagnostic study can stand alone to conclusively diagnose ms. A neurologist must be a detective, hunting out clues from symptoms suggesting abnormal function in the brain or spinal cord white matter, of appropriate duration (greater than 24 hours) coupled with abnormalities on examination. Mri, spinal fluid, and certain blood tests. This information can help exclude MS mimickers. ...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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How does one get multiple sclerosis?

No one really knows: Ms is thought to be caused when the immune system attacks the neurons in the body, specifically the cells that make white matter. There are many theories of why the body does this but no agreement. ...Read more

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What are signs of multiple sclerosis?

What are signs of multiple sclerosis?

Many: Ms can present with a host of physical findings including optic neuritis, unilateral weakness and numbness, a band-like sensation around your chest or abdomen, hearing loss, gait ataxia, slurred speech, urinary incontinence, bilateral upper extremity/lower extremity weakness. Typically the initial presentation in the young may be a single symptom (optic neuritis), however hemiparesis is seen. ...Read more

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How do you treat multiple sclerosis ?

Many successful ways: Although not curable yet, ms in many cases is both treatable and controllable. The most potent medicine on the market is tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya, and then a group of injectables, including interferons (such as betaseron) and copaxone. Several exciting drugs are finishing research and may be available in the next few years. Many physicians recommend vitamin d, b complexes, aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How does multiple sclerosis progress?

How does multiple sclerosis progress?

Some patterns: Initially, a relapsing remitting course, but without treatment at 10 yrs, 50% become progressive, and 90% @20 yrs. Disability can involve need for walking assistance even wheelchair, but memory loss and fatigue can get progressive. Issue is to stop this progress by using potent agents, such as Gilenya or Tysabri (natalizumab). ...Read more

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What makes you get multiple sclerosis?

What makes you get multiple sclerosis?

Not fully understood: Multiple sclerosis is a very complex disease. There is a large collection of research identifying certain genes (most governing control of the immune system) as both increasing risk and potentially protective against MS (based on studies of populations). Environmental and hormonal factors may also play a role in individuals with a background genetic risk. ...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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How is multiple sclerosis transmitted?

Genes: Ms has been shown to be associated with mutations in a number of genes, the majority of which appear to regulate the immune system. Among first degree relatives, the risk of ms is increased, but absolute risk is low. Other factors weigh in to the development and expression of this disease other than strictly genetic predisposition. ...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