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What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

What are the concerns with having 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

Dr. MARIE DELCAMBRE
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Degenerative Nerve Diseases (Definition)

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


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How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Degenerative nerve diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Degenerative nerve diseases?

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

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What can I do at home to save money and treat degenerative nerve diseases?

What disease?: I am unaware of degenerative nerve disease. You listed ALS and alzheiner's in your tags.... Is that what you mean? ...Read more

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What are all the muscle and nerve diseases that can cause twitching?

Blepharospasm: Calls the eye twitch which can affect the ret of cn nerve vii, facial nerve function. It is likely functional (not serious) ask your family doc,? Neurologist,? Plastic surg/dermatologist... Some use Botox to treat: annoyance v cost. ...Read more

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I have had bone pain for 9 months. I have been tested for cancer, brain diseases, nerve conditions and any rheumatologic possibilities. Suggestions?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Nerve conditions?

What is the definition or description of: Nerve conditions?

Nerve conditions: Nerve conditions = problems related to the nervous system. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See derm: Lupus can involve the CNS but you would be expected to have other organ involvement as well. Lups is not associated with itching and thus a dermatology consult may be worthwhile. I presume you have already consulted a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

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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What can be done in young adulthood for neurodegenerative diseases?

What can be done in young adulthood for neurodegenerative diseases?

A healthy lifestyle!: Take care of yourself now! Get good sleep, good food, good work, good relaxation and good friends! ...Read more

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Can neurodegenerative diseases be the result of a fat starved body?

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

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What can be done in adolscence to lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases?

What can be done in adolscence to lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases?

Not much: Well balanced diet, regular exercise, good sleep habits and adequate water intake are all mainstays of health. There is nothing specific which will lower the risk of nd disease. ...Read more

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Are neurodegenerative diseases the same as prion diseases?

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Are neurodegenerative diseases the same as prion diseases?

Prion disease: It is a rare form of Neurodegenerative disease. ...Read more

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Can you have 4 normal MRI scans and a normal pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan and still have a neurodegenerative disease?

Can you have 4 normal MRI scans and a normal pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan and still have a neurodegenerative disease?

Not clear: Am perplexed as to why you have had all of these studies. Maybe question to be asked is etiology of your burning pain. Have your doctors considered fabry's disease or a small fibre neuropathy, both of which might explain your symptoms? ...Read more

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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. ...

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. ...

Perhaps one of my: Colleagues can answer your question. In the meanwhile I would recommend that you post your question to the forum at:
www.Dinet. Org
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

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What medicines help with degenerative disc disease?

What medicines help with degenerative disc disease?

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

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Can pain medicine be prescribed for degenerative disk disease?

Can pain medicine be prescribed for degenerative disk disease?

Yes: If you are having pain due to degenerative disc disease, pain medicine may be appropriate. It will not help heal or reverse the diseased discs, but will help manage your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is lodine (etodolac) a good medicine to take for degenerative disc disease?

Is lodine (etodolac) a good medicine to take for degenerative disc disease?

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

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How bad can degenerative disc disorder get, if not treated? And can bulging, non impacting, discs affect nerves in legs?

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

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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?

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

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Hi doctor can you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg can use or can't use for the heart disease nerve?

Hi doctor can you tell me Abilify (aripiprazole) medicine with 15mg can use or can't use for the heart disease nerve?

Abilify (aripiprazole)?: Abilify (aripiprazole) is antipsychotic medication and used for psychosis , sever depression that is not responding to antidepressant. Alone and bad, u should not use it without u doctor recommendation. ...Read more

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


Dr. Sean MacKenzie
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Nerve Conditions (Definition)

Nerve conditions = problems related ...Read more