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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction, and this really affects numerous organ systems. However, consider that there are chronic immune disorders that attack peripheral nerves (cidp), and nerves in central brain and spinal cord (ms). This is almost never an all or none situation. ...Read more

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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure risk factors are addressed (blood pressure, cholesterol)
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Inspect your feet daily -- call your MD with any wounds
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Does peripheral nervous system cause low blood pressure and low pulse rate?

Does peripheral nervous system cause low blood pressure and low pulse rate?

Nerve slows pulse: Yes it can. The 10th cranial nerve or vagus nerve which is one of the longest in the body, can slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure. For example, this is how people pass out when frightened, at the sight of blood, etc. ...Read more

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Is it the central or peripheral nervous system problem if you get back pain with sensations going down a leg?

Is it the central or peripheral nervous system problem if you get back pain with sensations going down a leg?

Describing sciatica: Peripheral nerve compression.As the nerves leave the spinal column the "disc", a tough, fibrous, shock absorber that is between the vertebral bones can extrude and press on the nerve in a few places.This is usually "self-limited" meaning it goes away over time with stretching, nsaid's like ibuprofen, and traction(gravity boots).Usually no images(x-ray, ct, mri) needed unless weakness, bladder, bowel, chang. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Treat symptoms
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See a specialist to treat the area where the symptoms are worst
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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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Possible peripheral nervous system disorder maybe as suggested on Health Tap. What type of Dr should I see ?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Possible peripheral nervous system disorder maybe as suggested on Health Tap. What type of Dr should I see ?

Nervous system: Not sure what disorder u r referring to, but a Neurologist would probably be good option. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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In a very rare disorder has a neuro come across when certain cells have attacked and killed the peripheral nervous system leaving the body to die ?

In a very rare disorder has a neuro come across when certain cells have attacked and killed the peripheral nervous system leaving the body to die ?

ALS: I believe you are talking about amyotropic lateral sclerosis - lou gherigs disease. Nerve cells in the spinal cord are affected causing muscle weakness and wasting, ultimately death, usually due to respiratory problems. ...Read more