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What does electrolyte metabolic problems mean?

What does electrolyte metabolic problems mean?

Here are ...: It means your body with or without drugs - notably diuretics could conduct homeostasis in fluid / electrolyte balance for daily "normal" activities. For detail, ask your doctors timely. Online inquiry may confuse many leading to unnecessary anxiety in men falling victim to flooded information with info-indigestion & fear. So, again, ask your doc. Best wish ... ...Read more

Dr. Michel Philippart
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Leukodystrophy (Definition)

Leukodystrophy is a metabolic disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. Myelin which is the insulation around nerve cells is defective in leukodystrophy. It is a progressive disorder meaning that it gets worse ...Read more


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What fatal metabolic problems can sertraline cause?

What fatal metabolic problems can sertraline cause?

Seratonin syndrome: Rather rare, and usually occurs with potent psychiatric medicines, but can occur with mixtures of meds that affect seratonin metabolism in the body.. If concerned about potential drug-drug interactions, confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter has leukodystrophy. She has hearing problems. Is there any therapy, medicine or treatment?

My 3 yr old daughter has leukodystrophy. She has hearing problems. Is there any therapy, medicine or treatment?

Genetics: There are several different leukodystrophies. Some have treatment options. Not knowing which she has, i would recommend you discuss this with the subspecialist who takes care of your daughter. Please see this website: http://www.Leukofoundation.Com/faq.Html. ...Read more

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Can you give some info on leukodystrophy?

Can you give some info on  leukodystrophy?

LEUKODYSTROPHY: It is a group of disorders characterised by dysfunction of white matter of the brain.It is caused by imperfect growth of the myelin sheath, fatty covering that acts like an insulator around the nerve fiber.Each of the these are due to the defect in the gene that controls the production or metabolism of only one of the component molecule of myelin.These are inherited disorders, but may start spontane. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about leukodystrophies?

What can you tell me about  leukodystrophies?

Leukodystrophy: Metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) is a genetic disorder that affects nerves, muscles, other organs, and behavior. It slowly gets worse over time. Mld is usually caused by the lack of an important enzyme called arylsulfatase a. Because this enzyme is missing, chemicals called sulfatides build up in and damage the nervous system, kidneys, gallbladder, and other organs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/p. ...Read more

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I am always so tired could this be due to my disability I have leukodystrophy?

I am always so tired could this be due to my disability I have leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy : Unfortunately many brain and muscle diseases are associated with fatigue, either as a primary or secondary effect. Yours is one of them. Symptomatic treatments might be effective but potential side-effects may outweigh the benefits. Consult your neurologist. ...Read more

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What is a possible treatment for leukodystrophy?

Leuko dystrophy: What do you mean by leuko dystrophy. I believe you are missing a word or syllable. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with leukodystrophy?

What is the life expectancy  for patients with leukodystrophy?

Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

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Does leukodystrophy make you feel so tired that you feel half doped?

Does leukodystrophy make you feel so tired that you feel half doped?

Leukodystrophy: There is decline in general health of child, seizures, loss of vision/speech/hearing, loss or increase muscle tone, and slowing of mental/physical development. ...Read more

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Question for homoeopathic doctors, is there any cure for leukodystrophy?

Question for homoeopathic doctors, is there any cure for leukodystrophy?

Not by homeopathy: A homeopath will give you warmth, attention, and perhaps some practical advice. Please forgive my frankness. If you or a loved one has a leukodystrophy for which bone marrow transplantation is not an option, the illness is not curable, either by science or magic. ...Read more

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Is leukodystrophy a sex-linked condition?

Is leukodystrophy a sex-linked condition?

Sometimes: Some of the leukodystrophies, such as adrenoleukodystrophy, are sex-linked, but many others are not. Please see this web page for more information and links: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/leukodystrophy/leukodystrophy.Htm. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Leukodystrophy?

What is the definition or description of: Leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy: Leukodystrophy is a metabolic disorder that affects the brain and nervous system. Myelin which is the insulation around nerve cells is defective in leukodystrophy. It is a progressive disorder meaning that it gets worse as a patient ages. ...Read more

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What occurs at the end stages of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

What occurs at the end stages of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

Palliative care: You have my sympathy. My hope is that when the end time comes, the patient will be allowed to go with comfort and dignity. https://behindthezine.wordpress.com/tag/metachromatic-leukodystrophy/. ...Read more

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What happens in the end stages of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

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How is life for patients who has leukodystrophy?

Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

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What condition is also known as krabbe leukodystrophy?

What condition is also known as krabbe leukodystrophy?

Globoid cell: This is one of the leukodystrophies, a genetic disease, of the nervous system. Myelin, the covering around nerves, is destroyed causing brain damage. There is a deficiency of the enzyme, galactocerebrosidase. This disease mostly affects infants but can occur at any age. Unfortunately there is no cure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the disease called leukodystrophy?

Can you tell me about the disease called leukodystrophy?

Lose white matter: There are a group of diseases, mostly genetic, in which the white matter of the brain is selectively damaged. Sometimes the white matter nearest to the outer gray matter is relatively spared, making the motor and sensory problems worse than the cognitive deficits. ...Read more

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Could someone please tell me does leukodystrophy make you feel so tired?

Could someone please tell me does leukodystrophy make you feel so tired?

Leukodystrophy: There is decline in general health of child, seizures, loss of vision/speech/hearing, loss or increase muscle tone, and slowing of mental/physical development. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for leukodystrophy?

What is the treatment for leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy Rx: Treatment there is no cure for mld. Care focuses on treating the symptoms and preserving the patient's quality of life with physical and occupational therapy. Research is studying techniques to replace the missing enzyme (arylsulfatase a). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Metabolic Problems (Definition)

Metabolic problems refer to conditions in the body affecting the way the body stores and uses energy. Hyper or Hypo thyroid are examples of one of the ...Read more