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Montel Williams And Multiple Sclerosis
No: Not even closely related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very different: Friedrich's ataxia is an inherited autosomal recessive progressive disorder associated with loss of balance, incoordination, usually starting in childhood. High foot arches, scoliosis, cardiac issues may be present. Ms is an acquired autoimmune disorder, onset late 20's, often causing relapses with visual loss, weakness, numbness, imbalance, fatigue, and cognitive issues. Ms meds help. ...Read more
Other than als, pls, sma, and guillain barre syndrome, are there other causes of anterior horn cell death?
Prog.disease: There is a variant form of MS that is very aggressive that can lead to coma or death. However most of the other forms do not have such a grave prognosis. If left untreated >30 % of patients will develop significant disability within 20->25 years after onset. Life expectancy is shortened only slightly, death usually results from secondary complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?
Really aren't: Pulmonary embolism represents a loose blood clot from an area of pre-existing thrombosis, such as leg, heart, or pelvic areas. Chronic disease can lead to debility, and prolonged immobility, which can promote blood stasis and local clotting, but if the ms patient is treated with potent medication, exercises, and stays active, the risk of embolism is very low. ...Read more
Are Multiple Sclerosis, Thyroidits, Fibromyalgia, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder and Meniere's Diseases at all connected?
Very different: Freidrich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder presenting btwn age 8-25 assoc. With incoordination, scoliosis, high arches, heart problems, and leg weakness. Ms is an autoimmune disorder occurring in late 20's or early 30's with a fluctuating course if not treated with potent medications. Ms is both treatable and controllable, while fa eludes treatment.(rarely vit e helps). ...Read more
Dementia and MS: Some people with MS may have a large burden of lesions, either because they did not find a helpful treatment, or because they did not use treatment. There are times when MS can cause symptoms of dementia, although it is normally referred to as MS. This is becoming less common with the greater number of treatments that are available. More than thirty years ago, this was more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fleisher et al (Neurology, 2011) found Depakote accelerated brain atrophy in Alzheimer's. Should those with family history of Alz. avoid Depakote?
See answer below: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder, driven by imbalances of immune cell subtypes that is distinctly different from that in ms. Removing the thymus in myasthenia gravis can reduce the number of immune cells in that disorder, and help reduce disease activity. The same would not be expected for ms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is chronic microvascular ischemic disease, chronic migraine, and a disseminating process such as multiple sclerosis mean on MRI? Do I have MS?
You're the patient..: ...not the MRI. Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. The MRI was ordered by your doctor & for a reason. The radiologist isn't paid to diagnose YOU; (s)he just looks at studies & reports what (s)he sees. Go back to the ordering MD; diagnosing YOU is his/her job. Ask to see the MRI: in radiology, 1 picture is worth 1000 words. ...Read more
Significant at times: Main issue is evolution of progressive cognitive loss, which likely is present in at least 60% and creates an early disability. Lack of emotional control, such as crying or laughing without reason, or more persistent euphoria or depression gets even more challenging. Although delusions and hallucinations may be rarely seen, usually not an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None : Als and ms are completely different disorders, and have no known common genetic profiles. ...Read more
Lichen Sclerosus: Corticosteroid ointments or creams are commonly prescribed for lichen sclerosus. Initially, you'll generally have to use cortisone creams or ointments on the affected skin daily. After several weeks, your doctor will likely recommend that you only use these medications twice a week to prevent a recurrence. Your doctor will monitor you for side effects associated with prolonged use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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