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What muscle diseases affect your peripheral nervous system?

What muscle diseases affect your peripheral nervous system?

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

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Are most nervous system diseases genetic?

Are most nervous system diseases genetic?

Generic response: Many neurological diseases are due to genetics, such as migraine, Freidrich's ataxia, Huntington's chorea, but the majority are acquired, some due to infections, some secondary to autoimmune problems, some associated with aging. ...Read more

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What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

Several: Diabetes can affect both somatic and autonomic nerves, but dysautonomias are classics. Not unusual to see orthostatic hypotension in Parkinsonian plus syndromes. Some collagen vascular disorders such as lupus, or even Sjogren's can affect these. nerves. ...Read more

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs,gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the nervous system?

How do autoimmune diseases impact the nervous system?

Inflammation: There can be : Cognitive dysfunction (not thinking clearly, memory deficits) Headaches Seizure Altered mental alertness (e.g. stupor or coma) Aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain) Stroke (disturbance of the blood supply to different parts of the brain) Peripheral neuropathy (e.g. numbness, tingling, burning of the hands and feet) Movement disorders Myelitis (disruption) ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the digestive system?

How do autoimmune diseases impact the digestive system?

Autoimmune and GI: Your question is too general to answer on HealthTap. For example, autoimmune diseases such as lupus can have many manifestations related to the small and large bowel Some diseases like scleroderma can have significant problems in the digestive system with reflux being a prominent problem. RA too can have digestive issues. So, perhaps refine your question to a specific condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How are pulmonary sarcoidosis and autoimmune diseases related?

How are pulmonary sarcoidosis and autoimmune diseases related?

The immune system.: Different parts of the immune system are involved in causing (due to an excessive reaction) problems in autoimmune diseases vs. Sarcoidosis . The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown. ...Read more

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How many disorders affect the nervous system?

How many disorders affect the nervous system?

Estimate: Here's a start for a gross estimation: https://www.amazon.com/Merritts-Neurology-Elan-D-Louis/dp/145119336X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1490219166&sr=1-1&keywords=merritt%27s+textbook+of+neurology ...Read more

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Are peroxisomal disorders and muscular dystrophy the same thing?

Are peroxisomal disorders and muscular dystrophy the same thing?

Two different issues: Muscular dystrophy is a term used to describe the progressive disorder of muscles that can be genetic and worsen with age. Peroxisomal disorders are metabolic errors that can produce complex neuromuscular and medical crises which also worsen with age. There are treatments available so some of these disorders, but no cure. The clinical pictures are different, but similar enough to be confusing. ...Read more

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Do only genetic diseases affect the nervous system? Or can environmental factors affect the nervous system?

Do only genetic diseases affect the nervous system? Or can environmental factors affect the nervous system?

Varies: There are numerous acquired neurological diseases, but also a host of genetically caused problems. The environment may or may not play a role, but clearly, in Multiple Sclerosis, latitude and sun exposure are an influence on disease onset and course. ...Read more

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Which major diseases are associated with the nervous system?

Which major diseases are associated with the nervous system?

There are many: Some major neurological disorders include headache, stroke (both ischemic and hemorrhagic), epilepsy, brain cancer, vertigo/dizziness, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, neuropathic pain, ataxia, traumatic brain injury, Myasthenia gravis. For a full list, visit http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm ...Read more

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What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

What are some disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and connective tissue disorders?

LESS FUNCTION: I'll divide disabilites into 2 categories: joint related and unrelated. Related: less function: depends on hte joints involved. If hands and wrists are arthritic, difficulty with gripping, holding a pen, opening jars. If the knees are involved you may have difficulty getting outa chair and climbing stairs. Joint unrelated: fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep disturbances. ...Read more

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What are some examples of non-hereditary immune system disorders?

What are some examples of non-hereditary immune system disorders?

Secondary IDs?: http://faculty.ccbcmd.edu/courses/bio141/lecguide/unit5/immunodeficiency/secondary/secondary.html.

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Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Scleroderma and autonomic nervous system, how are they related?

Can be neurological: We can see this with scleroderma and other connective tissue dieases. Your physicians can help to evaluate for this but most of the consideration is clincial with very few specific testing. This occurs because of the associated vascular changes with scleroderma adn otehr connective tissue diseases. Vasculitis can also occur. ...Read more