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Ms Affect Vestibular System
You bet it does: Likely the most frequent cause of peripheral neuropathy outside of the United States used to be leprosy, The organism prefers to afflict colder parts of the body, and often involvement of median and peroneal nerves are seen. A mixed variety of peripheral nerve problems does occur, but the infection is very sensitive to antibiotic therapy. ...Read more
Lyme disease: In early stage, there is wide-spread itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle pain, feeling weak, neck stiffness. Later, there is weakness in muscles of face, pain & swelling in joints, heart symptoms. Later in advanced stage there is weakness, numbness, speech problems, & abnormal muscle movements. ...Read more
Depends on type: The type and location of the brain tumor may affect other body systems. For example, a pituitary tumor is a classic tumor that arises in the pituitary fossa. It can have profound effects on the endocrine system as it diplaces normal pituitary function. If the tumors are endocrine active-it can afffect growth or blood pressure. Tumors near motor areas can affect the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more
Yes: Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disease (body's defense system attacking itself) that involves the central nervous system. Central nervous is composed of the brain and spinal cord. Myelin sheaths protect and insulate nerve cells; in ms the myelin sheaths on the axons (longer parts of the nerve cells) are inflamed and damaged, leading to scar development seen in white matter of the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do most neurological disorders usually affect the central nervous system or the peripheral nervous system?
Disease of the brain: Dementia is marked by changes in the brain (part of the nervous system) that causes difficulties with memory & other cognitive tasks. Some forms cause other nervous system symptoms early but over time, all types of dementia including Alzheimers disease can cause additional problems. It is most often a disease of older persons & some treatments options exist. Talk to your doctor about our concerns. ...Read more
Many: There is a whole sub-specialty area of neurology called neuromuscular disease that diagnoses and manages all the diseases that affects the peripheral nervous system. There are many diseases in this area and can cause pathology of the nerves and the muscles as well as the connection between the two. It is numerous to list them all here. ...Read more
Complex disorder: Predominantly a disease of low levels of neurotransmitters in the brain involving pigmented nuclei. Main culprit is declining dopamine level in basal ganglia, which can be replaced in part by L-DOPA, but affects other parts of brain, especially dorsal vagal nucleus, locus ceruleus, and can damage nerve cells by presence of Lewy bodies. Recommend more at aan.com or Mayo Clinic site. ...Read more
Can you tell me examples for central nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system?
OK: Central nervous system - brain & spinal cord Peripheral nervous system - all the nerves that come out from the brain and spinal cord. Within the peripheral nervous system you have 'somatic' and 'visceral' nervous systems. Somatic refers to muscle, skeleton, skin. Visceral refers to internal organs. In a nutshell! ...Read more
Definitely yes: It is well known that alcohol is a depressant of the CNS and vascular system, leading to irreversible changes in the peripheral nervous system. Additionally there is a direct neurotoxic effect of alcohol. The most frequent consequence of chronic alcohol intake is a toxic alcohol induced polyneuropathy.The symptoms include numbness of the soles, followed by discomfort of feet and legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CP: Cerebral palsy as you may know is a disease that results from an anoxic injury to the brain usually during childbirth. The resultant sequelae of this injury are hyper spasticity to lower extremities abnormal muscle function and in general loss of motion at the joints. This condition usually impairs the patients mobility and overall function. Homeostasis is a term that refers to the maintenance of function of a cell or organ system. ...Read more
Absolutely: Herpes simplex, predominantly type 1 can produce meningitis, encephalitis and meningo-encephalitis. Type 2 has been implicated in recurrent viral meningitis, known as mollaret's meningitis previously. The varicella-zoster virus (another herpes virus) can affect nerve endings and also produces changes in the cerebrospinal fluid during shingles outbreaks. ...Read more
Addison Disease: Is an endocrine disease where adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones, leading to abdominal pain, weakness, low blood pressure, fever, muscle weakness, fatigue, mood changes, GI symptoms, & cravings for salt. Cause can be poor development of adrenal glands, impaired steroid production, or destruction of adrenal glands such as by infection or autoimmune disease. ...Read more
The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe memory loss, personality changes such as paranoia, wandering, inability to take care of their basic needs, even combative behavior and resistance to care. ...Read more
Which drugs? Attack?: Many drugs act on the brain, some because they are meant to, others as side effects. Very few drugs damage the cns. The ones that are known to cause permanent changes are alcohol and stimulants like cocaine/crack and methamphetamine when used for long periods. Tolerance to opioids and benzodiazepines takes a year or so to disappear completely, but the effects are thengone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurotransmitters: Parkinson's disease is a multi-neurotransmitter deficiency syndrome in part, with the classical effect on dopamine. This accounts for the tremors and gait instability. At same time deposition of Lewy bodies within the cell body cause cellular death. In many patients, a Parkinsonian dementia arises, which is different from Alzheimer's. ...Read more
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