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Is there any chance for someone with amyotrophy neuron disease?

Is there any chance for someone with amyotrophy neuron disease?

Yes: It is unclear from you question whether you have a systemic or more focal diagnosis. You can learn more about neuralgic amyotrophy here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/suprascapular-nerve.Htm. ...Read more

Amyotrophy (Definition)

Diabetic amyotrophy a painful condition, associated with diabetes, with progressive wasting and weakening of muscles, usually limited to the muscles of the pelvic girdle and thigh. Neuralgic amyotrophy atrophy and paralysis of the muscles of the shoulder girdle, with pain across the ...Read more


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Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?

Is there a cure for motor neuron disease?

No: There is no cure for motor neuron disease. The prognosis depends on the type of motor neuron disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) is the most rapidly progressive. ...Read more

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Can there be some chance for patients who get amyotrophy (neuron disease)?

Can there be some chance for patients who get amyotrophy (neuron disease)?

Clarity: Amyotrophy refers to diabetics who have a lower back metabolic radiculopathy and many of these reverse over 6 months. But if you mean "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis", which involves motor nerve cells, there is NO cure, and only mediocre palliative interventions. (But the course is variable, and some do far better than others). ...Read more

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Is there any new research in 2012 relating to a cure for paraneoplastic? If the disease is advanced are the effects irreversible?

Is there any new research in 2012 relating to a cure for paraneoplastic? If the disease is advanced are the effects irreversible?

Cure the cancer.: Paraneoplastic syndrome results from hormones secreted by tumor cells, that grow out of control to cause cancer. These proteins or hormones cause various and varied symptoms, often following a particular pattern directly related to the cancer cell type (lung cancer often). Resolving the paraneoplastic symptoms is directly related to the rx of the underlying cancer. Rx the cancer. ...Read more

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Is it common for a person with huntington's disease to become aggressive as tha disease progresses? Are there meds that help?

Yes: Increased aggression, unfortunately is part of the disease as it progresses. Treatment is usually antipsychotic medication. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for parkinson disease....if not what medicines will help with syndromes?

Is there any cure for parkinson disease....if not what medicines will help with syndromes?

Treatment options: Many treatment options are available including dopamine agonists, deep brain stimulation, etc. There is a lot of active research in the field and new findings are being made each day. See a neurologist (specifically a neurology movement disorders subspecialist) for discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/parkinsonsdisease.html ...Read more

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My sister is a patient of als, she is taking rilutek (riluzole) tablet.is there any other treatment of this disease?

My sister is a patient of als, she is taking rilutek (riluzole) tablet.is there any other treatment of this disease?

Unfortunately no: Due to concern regarding glutamate toxicity, other meds have been added on occasion, such as gabapentin, memantine, Lyrica, (pregabalin) but little proof these provide additional value to the riluzole, which remains the main FDA approved chemical. Just a theoretical long-shot, and not researched at all, but the medical food MetanX and vitamin D-3 supplements might be considered. ...Read more

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Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Yes: When the disease affects the respiratory muscle causing them to become weak, patients develop respiratory failure and that is one of the most common reasons for death. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between Parkinson's syndrome and Parkinson's disease? Is the former curable?

Is there any difference between Parkinson's syndrome and Parkinson's disease? Is the former curable?

Yes: Parkinsons syndrome means someone has symptoms that look like they have parkinsons disease. These can include slowness of movement, resting tremor, certain gait problems etc. Not everyone who has these symptoms has parkinsons disease. Certain medications and other health conditions can cause these types of symptoms. It is important to sort this out for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there anyone out there with the disease charcot marie tooth who had no genetic link to it?

Is there anyone out there with the disease charcot marie tooth who had no genetic link to it?

No: Charcot-marie-tooth disease is a group of disorders passed down through families that affect the nerves outside the brain and spine. ...Read more

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Scared about getting motor neuron disease. Is there any way to prevent this?

No: Why are you scared, does it run in your family? Motor neuron disease in spite of it's publicity and horrendous outcomes, is really quite rare, and even the hereditary variety is uncommon. If there is a clear cut family history, contact, a geneticist, and discuss future planning. Otherwise do not worry, as the odds are with you! ...Read more

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Is there any risk of immuonmodulation treatment for Crohn's disease in a woman with the brca1 gene?

Is there any risk of immuonmodulation treatment for Crohn's disease in a woman with  the brca1 gene?

Jury is out.: There is no solid data on this to my knowledge. There are several potential immunomodulatory treatments ( which probably have their own independent risks ) and they are sometimes used in combination. Reports differ on risk but in general appears to be small and manageable. How this changes with brca1 ? ...Read more

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Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?

Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?

Symptom control: Alzheimer's disease has no cure. Symptomatic control consists of slowing the deterioration clinically observed without affecting the underlying course of the disease. Medications such as Aricept (donepezil), Namenda (memantine), and others, are examples of helpful drugs providing symptomatic control. ...Read more

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What are risk of getting disease from a family member with huntington's chorea disease?

What are risk of getting disease from a family member with huntington's chorea disease?

See below: There is only one mutated copy of the gene needed for a person to be affected. Each affected person usually has one affected parent. There is a 50% chance that a child will inherit the mutated gene. It is commonly seen in western european descent than asian or africian ones. ...Read more

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Is it common for a person with huntington's disease to become agggressive as the disease progresses? Are there meds to help

Is it common for a person with huntington's disease to become agggressive as the disease progresses?  Are there meds to help

Yes: Patients with huntington's disorder can have increased psychosis and agitation. There are medications that can help this. In general, providing a calm, predictable, and structured environment may be helpful in improving psychiatric and behavioral symptoms. You should see your family practice physician or neurologist for more information. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence of a link between Parkinson's disease and boxing?

Possibly: The classic example, of course is Mohammed ALi who developed Parkinsons disease but a definite linl has not been found to date. ...Read more

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Neuron (Definition)

A neuron is a specialized cell that conducts impulses within the nervous system. It is made up of a cell body and processes including ...Read more