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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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I went to an ENT for hearing loss after irrigating my ear. He told me I have nerve damage, Gave me steroids. Didn't help. He said all I can do is wait?

2nd opinion: You would do best to ask your ENT to clarify the diagnosis. There may be more information from the testing that we do not have at this point. Would consider a second opinion if that is not satisfactory. ...Read more

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If I am suffering from nerve hearing loss, are there any treatment available for this?

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If I am suffering from nerve hearing loss, are there any treatment available for this?

Hearing loss: Sensorineural loss of hearing can be treated by hearing aids possibly cochlear implants. First you need a battery of hearing tests to determine where exactly is the problem-like in the cochlea or the auditory nerve and appropriately treat. ...Read more

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Do you know if leech therapy can restore any hearing loss which has been a hereditary condition (nerve deafness)?

Scam: Leeches have been used experimentally for skin ulcers, but the crazy stuff that's being endorsed by celebrities nowadays (putting them on acupuncture points, using them with castor oil massages, and so forth) is just silly. They'll target hereditary hearing loss because you may be desperate, real science has little to offer, and wishful thinking makes people say it seems to be working. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom has tinnitus cos of hearing loss caused by diabetic neuropathy. Left ear 30% & right ear 35% loss. ENT has giver her tinnex. Will it work. Advise. Thx?

Mom has tinnitus cos of hearing loss caused by diabetic neuropathy. Left ear 30% & right ear 35% loss. ENT has giver her tinnex. Will it work. Advise. Thx?

Unclear: A recent trial to examine this drug was suspended and trials of other drugs have not shown efficacy. Importantly, she should speak to her doctor for help managing her blood sugars to reduce the risk of further diabetic complications. There are alternatives to helping reduce the the severity of the tinnitus as well as associated side effects of the tinnitus. Please have her speak with her doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an effective stem cell treatment for my hearing loss?

Is there an effective stem cell treatment for my hearing loss?

Experimental: Work is stll being done in this field. At this time, there is no effective stem cell treatment for hearing loss. ...Read more

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Is the hearing loss pill helpful for treatment of snhl due to presbycosis?

Is the hearing loss pill helpful for treatment of snhl due to presbycosis?

What pill?: I am pretty up to date on all things going on with ear nose and throat. I know nothing of a "hearing loss pill". If you have information about such a thing i'd be interested in reading about it. As I know however no such thing exists. ...Read more

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I have some hearing loss, my eustachian tube blocked. What is treatment?

I have some hearing loss, my eustachian tube blocked. What is treatment?

Ear tubes: If simple medical managment has failed, ear tubes can easily bypass the eustachian tube and alleviate the pressure. Mot commonly placed in children under a brief anesthetic, tubes can be placed in adults in the office. For a brief video on middle ear fluid and the ear tube procedure, see http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=aitswaq711k. ...Read more

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What is hearing loss treatment?

What is hearing loss treatment?

Hearing aids: But first be sure your ears are not plugged up with wax and you don't have fluid in your middle ears and your medicines aren't contributing to your hearing loss. ...Read more

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My ears itche, have irratation and I have low hearing loss. I have done home treatment and off the shelf as well. What is the cause of this?

Prob. Ext. L otitis: Itching irritation and mild decreased hearing are all symptoms of external otitis. If otc's haven't helped, need to see health care practitioner. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids that is causing hearing loss. My ENT only recommends a hearing aid. Is there another treatment?

I was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids that is causing hearing loss. My ENT only recommends a hearing aid. Is there another treatment?

Unlikely the adenoid: It is unusual for adenoids to cause hearing loss unless it is obstructing the eustachian tube and causing fluid in the ears. In that case the hearing loss is only as temporary as the fluid. ...Read more

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My daughter has some hearing loss when suffering from allergies. Is there a natural treatment that would eliminate the fluid in her ears?

My daughter has some hearing loss when suffering from allergies. Is there a natural treatment that would eliminate the fluid in her ears?

NO!!: If by natural you mean some weird untested herbal treatment the answer is no. The hearing problem may be due to blocked Eustacean tube due to inflammation and not to ears. Find out what she is allergic to and if it is really troublesome see an allergy specialist! ...Read more

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I have a small bump in my ear, but not in the canal. I'm having pain in my ear as well as some hearing loss. Painful when touched. Pimple? Treatment?

I have a small bump in my ear, but not in the canal. I'm having pain in my ear as well as some hearing loss. Painful when touched. Pimple? Treatment?

ENT doctor: Is whom you need to see, or your primary doctor, exam is needed for a correct diagnosis and better management, don't try to find treatment online, good luck ...Read more

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Is low level laser therapy used for tinnitus and hearing loss for a patient in his early 40s?

Is low level laser therapy used for tinnitus and hearing loss for a patient in his early 40s?

Laser for Tinnitus: A "laser" will not help tinnitus. Go see an ENT doctor and have your hearing checked, completion of a medical history and an ear exam. ...Read more

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How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

How can I self-learn how to articulate properly? Suffers from severe sensorineural hearing loss, and cannot afford hearing aids and speech therapy.

Yes, You Can: First lots of social device agencies are available to help you, you may be eligible to medicaid which will cover all your needs, you practice practice & practice, who helped remarkable lady helen keller, think about it, you need more than hearing aid. If you have motivation and want it, you can do, good luck. ...Read more

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5 months of Vestibular neuritis, brain MRI ok. I am still getting dizzy and foggy, despite 1 month of therapy is it normal? No hearing loss!

5 months of Vestibular neuritis, brain MRI ok. I am still getting dizzy and foggy, despite 1 month of therapy is it normal? No hearing loss!

Clarification: You do NOT have "vestibular neuritis", as this is a short-term infection, lasting maybe 2-3 weeks. Would suggest you have otological testing to see if you have Meniere's, otolithic dysfnctn such as benign positional vertigo, or even perilymphatic or endolympatic fistula. See otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Had 1951 pediatric radiation treatments for a sarcoma on the right mandible. It caused hearing loss, thyroid, dental problems. How should I handle it?

Had 1951 pediatric radiation treatments for a sarcoma on the right mandible. It caused hearing loss, thyroid, dental problems. How should I handle it?

Need more info: Having radiation treatment in the jaw can lead to numerous complications. Especially at an early age. Growth influence possible. Living into sixties is a blessing and tribute to your medical care. However need more information about what dental problems you are experiencing. Caries, tooth loss, dry mouth, bite problems, etc. ...Read more

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Have sudden hearing loss in left ear. Went to doctor, no wax build up. Just recently got over a case of vertigo. Went to physical therapy which cured?

Have sudden hearing loss in left ear. Went to doctor, no wax build up. Just recently got over a case of vertigo. Went to physical therapy which cured?

Labyrinthitis: Acute labyrinthitis may result in motion sensation vertigo and hearing loss. This often resolves with time however is variable. Persistent asymmetrical hearing loss and/or persistent dizziness/vertigo requires and ENT/otolaryngology evaluation and audiogram. ...Read more

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With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

With treatment can a 58 year old with 30 percent optic nerve damage avoid significant vision loss in their lifetime?

Depends on the cause: If your vision loss is from compression of the nerve from a tumor it is best to get it treated asap to prevent further loss. Optic nerve damage may not improve if the damage is severe. ...Read more

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & minimal peripheral vision loss. Begun treatment. Only 58 yrs. Old. What is long-term prognosis?

Good: The prognosis is good if you use the medications as directed and keep all follow up appointments with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage I would notice vision loss. Sound right?

Glaucoma 30% nerve damage with some peripheral vision loss. Have started treatment. Dr said at 50% damage I would notice vision loss. Sound right?

Not likely: In my experience, patients with glaucoma rarely notice the loss of vision until it is far advanced. Also there is no reliable way to estimate the percentage loss of nerve. We generally judge the extent of disease with the peripheral vision test as mild, moderate or severe. ...Read more

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Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?

Dr says glaucoma caught early w/30% nerve damage & some peripheral vision loss. Said w/out treatment could've been blind in 7 yrs. Can go that fast?

Depends: It depends on many factors, but the general rule of thumb is that it the higher the pressure, the faster vision loss can occur. The goal of glaucoma treatment is to lower the pressure to the point that vision loss does not progress or slows to the point that you will never go blind during your lifetime. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Recently diagnosed with glaucoma. No peripheral vision loss. 30% optic nerve damage. With treatment will nerve damage cause loss of vision?

Probably not: Glaucoma is readily treated with anti-pressure medication which should prevent any further damage in almost all cases. This is handled by ophthalmologists (you are not seeing an optometrist I hope?) who deal with this daily. There is a step ladder of treatments -- medication, laser, surgery to prevent further damage which can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Age 58. 30 percent optic nerve damage in 1 eye due to open angle glaucoma. Withg treatment is it possible to prevent vision loss in lifetime?

Yes: You will most likely be able to be controlled medically. Your chances of not losing vision from glaucoma are very good. Make sure you are compliant with your medication. ...Read more

Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...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