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If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

If lattice degeneration is area of atrophy of peripheral retinal pigment epithelium, can it be considered analogous to atrophy of skin epithelium?

Sort of : Lattice degeneration is retinal thinning of inner retina that may progress to outer layers, when the retinal pigment epithelium can become sec. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


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I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?

I have periferal neuropathy in my lower legs, but now I have muscular atrophy in my upper legs, what can I do about the atrophy?

Some reasons:: Sounds like a fairly progressive problem which needs to be clearly diagnosed. You could possess an immune inflammatory neuropathy which could readily respond to ivig, or you might have a motor neuron disorder, or you might possess a cauda equine syndrome, instead of a neuropathy. In short, this needs concerted expert attention. See a neuromuscular specialist at your nearby medical school. ...Read more

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What is peripheral iridectomy?

What is peripheral iridectomy?

Hole in iris: A peripheral iridectomy is a hole made in the outer portion of the iris, usually under the upper lid, which allows direct fluid passage from the back of the eye in conditions in which it might be obstructed. Most commonly it is for a condition termed acute glaucoma but there are other less common conditions for which it is done. It is usually performed using a laser in an outpatient setting. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

What are the consequences of atrophied right testical?

Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions of the testicle are sperm and testosterone production. Fortunately, if the other testicle is normal, then there should be no impact on overal fertility or hormone levels. It's important to protect the remaining testicle if playing contact sports. ...Read more

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What is peripheral edema?

What is peripheral edema?

Swelling.: Edema is the greek word for swelling; peripheral is the greek word for circumferential. Together, these two words connote the swelling typically seen in right heart failure, when the venous return to the heart cannot be pumped forward adequately, thus dilating the veins and spilling over into the soft tissues. ...Read more

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What is bifrontal atrophy?

What is bifrontal atrophy?

Atophy means loss: Of structure or wasting. I assume this is in reference to brain imaging, so they are saying the front portion of the brain on both sides has lost volume. ...Read more

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How we can cure atrophic testes?

How we can cure atrophic testes?

See answer: Testicular atrophy, or shrinking of the testicles, can be due to a variety of causes, including: congenital abnormality, injury, prior infection (mumps), old age, medications (steroids, testosterone, chemotherapy), varicocele, etc. Most causes of testicular atrophy are irreversible unless medication is the cause in which case stopping the medication and restoring proper hormone balance may help. ...Read more

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What is left ventricular atrophy ?

What is left ventricular atrophy ?

Ventricular atrophy: Left ventricular atrophy is a reduction in size of the left ventricle of the heart, the chamber of the heart responsible for pumping freshly oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. People with this condition can experience a number of health complications, and there are treatments available to arrest or reverse the atrophy. ...Read more

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How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

How is atrophic glossitis diagnosed?

Atrophic Glossitis: This condition is diagnosed with a complete medical and dental history and a visual diagnosis. A biopsy can help rule out other conditions if the diagnosis is atypical and unclear. There are many causes and therefore a physician would need to evaluate you. ...Read more

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What is a peripheral edema in the body?

What is a peripheral edema in the body?

Swelling: Edema is the medical term for swelling. If it is termed peripheral it describes swelling in your extremities, arms, fingers, legs, toes etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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What makes up peripheral nervous system?

What makes up peripheral nervous system?

Peripheral nerves...: The peripheral 'wiring schematic' begins at the nerve roots exiting the spine (at the anterior horn cell, to be specific), which then travel through a plexus (one on each side of the pelvis, and one under each collarbone), which emerge as peripheral nerves into the arms & legs, terminating at the junction with an organ (such as muscle or skin). Head and neck nerves differ slightly. ...Read more

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Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?

Loss of peripheral vision from droopy lids?

Sometimes: If the upper eyelid skin becomes very redundant and hangs over the lashes that can reduce the peripheral vision. This can be detected in a visual field test. This is one of the common reasons that eyelid surgery -blepharoplasty- is performed. ...Read more

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Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Is an atrophic hole in your retina serious?

Atrophic hole, No: An atrophic hole in the retina is usually not considered to be dangerous. A full thickness atrophic hole can be treated with laser to stabilize it if the surgeon feels that it is a threat and may progress to a detachment. If it progresses to a detachment, that is serious. ...Read more

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What does the peripheral nervous system do?

What does the peripheral nervous system do?

Some functions: These are nerves outside of brain and spinal cord, and responsible for sensation, strength, and maintenence of integrity of perspiration, peripheral blood flow, and perception of pain. There are both somatic and autonomic nerves present. ...Read more

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What could cause a peripheral bounding pulse?

What could cause a peripheral bounding pulse?

Many can cause this: A bounding pulse is a strong and forceful heart rate. A bounding pulse can occur in a few conditions such as hypertension, anemia, anxiety, abnormal heart rhythm, heavy exercise, fever, aortic regurgitation, overactive thyroid, pregnancy, heart failure and chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Do itchy peripherals mean nerves are healing?

Do itchy peripherals mean nerves are healing?

Depends. : Not really enough info to be sure. If things go from numb to itchy that usually suggests function is improving. If they go from mildly tingling to itchy, things could be getting worse. Also, depends partly where in the body we're talking, and over what time course. ...Read more

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What are the signs of multiple system atrophy?

What are the signs of multiple system atrophy?

MSA: There are three subtypes of MSA.MSA-A (Autonomic Dysfunction),MSA-P (Parkinsonism),MSA-C (Cerebellar Dysfunction). MSA Signs are Cogwheel Rigidity, Bradykinesia (Slowness of Movement), Autonomic Dysfunction (urinary incontinence, Orhtostatic Hypotension, Vertigo,etc.), Dementia, loss of postural reflexes in the first 1-2 years, no or sub therapeutic response to Levodopa & seldomly tremor. ...Read more

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What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

What is sensorimotor peripheral polyneuropathy?

It Effect both: The sensory fiber of the nerve and motor fiber of the nerve. ...Read more