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Medicine For Degenerative Nerve Diseases
Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more
One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall ...Read more
Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! I guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more
Several types: One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also, there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall apart destroying the support. ...Read more
I have had bone pain for 9 months. I have been tested for cancer, brain diseases, nerve conditions and any rheumatologic possibilities. Suggestions?
Skeletal x-ray , MRI: Many possibilities of bony pain- from muskuloskeletal, neurological etc. If I am not mistaken, you are recently diagnosed of having mgus 19 months ago, correct? I recommend you to get a skeletal bone survey to be done. If that is normal- you should consider pet scan (superior to skeletal bone survey) or MRI of spines to detect bony lesion that may be associated with your plasma cell disorder. ...Read more
Nerve conditions: Nerve conditions = problems related to the nervous system. ...Read more
Can nerve conditions mimic lupus symptoms? I have high ANA but no other positive lupus test. Severe muscle pain and all over itchiness for 1 year.
Like Alheimer,s.: Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on their type. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is usually to improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility. Some of those condition(parkinson's disease alzheimer's disease). ...Read more
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Fat and neurodegenea: Not directly. The pritican diet is very fat derived and i never heard of an increase in such diseases in that group. On the other hand essential fats are relevant in CNS development and in effective antioxidation. See http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/14988463. ...Read more
Prion disease: It is a rare form of Neurodegenerative disease. ...Read more
Can you have 4 normal MRI scans and a normal pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan and still have a neurodegenerative disease?
If I had 4 MRI scans and a pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan can I still have a neurodegenerative disease? Was at the mayo clinic for two weeks and they coul not find my ccause for dystautonomia. ...
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raises awareness of autonomic nervous system dysfunction and promotes dysautonomia education, support and networking. Best wishes. My wife suffers from this and it has been a long road trying to get answers. ...Read more
A variety: Of non steroidal anti inflammatory medication as long as there are no contraindications like allergies, use of blood thinners, kidney or liver disease or ulcer/reflux issues. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an option. Other types of drugs like cymbalta, Elavil and neurontin/lyrica may also help. Ideally, not smoking, regular exercise and weight control are also helpful. Good levels of vitamin d also are important. ...Read more
Etodolac: Lodine, or etodolac, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and generally does well for degenerative disease in the joints and spine. However, don't forget the importance of strengthening and improving the flexibility of the nearby muscles — this can do even more than medicine to help with degenerative pains. ...Read more
How bad can degenerative disc disorder get, if not treated? And can bulging, non impacting, discs affect nerves in legs?
It varies: All degenerating disks are not painful. When they are, the amount of pain does not always correlate with the degree of degeneration. A bulging disk often has little effect of the nerves to and from the legs, but if the degeneration has inflammation in the area, there can be leg symptoms. That could happen if the disk tears without herniating (rupture), leaking irritating chemicals. ...Read more
I've got degenerative disk disease and suffer every night from nerve pains in my legs. I've got not slept in week. Help please?
OK: There are lots of things that can help. You need to find out if you have any other conditions that might be affecting you. You may need to see a specialist like a neurologist or a physiatrist. I see lots of people with the same complaint. Rarely do people require surgery. Most end up benefiting from a combination of physiotherapy and medications. I like to use Gabapentin (patients like it). ...Read more
Hx of degenerative disc disease and had 3 recent episodes of loss of strength in both legs and I fall but am aware its coming
no nerve impinged?
Be seen: New onset falls should be evaluated. Please see your PCP promptly for an assessment. ...Read more
I have degenerative disk disease in l-5, l-6. Drugs & chiropractic & light/electric/ therapy have not worked. Are there anymore non-surgical options?
Hi doctor can you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg can use or can't use for the heart disease nerve?
Could my Tarlov cysts be causing sudden, sharp, painful nerve pain ( comes and goes) in my mid inner thigh? I have degenerative disc disease, sciatica
Tarlov cysts: NO. There is absolutely NO evidence that suggests that Tarlov cysts cause any symptoms ...Read more
I suffer from degenerative disc disease and recently experienced a severe episode when a nerve was trapped for a few days. The nerve was released but numbness in my lower calf and foot continued but has gradually improved. Is treatment required?
Depends: Most episodes of radicular complaints (pain and numbness down the leg) will resolve with conservative care. However, if pain, numbess, and especially weakness continues, then I would seek an evaluation. ...Read more
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