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Progressive Bulbar Palsy Life Expectancy
Upper motor neuron: Pseudobulbar palsy is a disorder of nerves located near the base of the brain, that connect the higher brain centers with the lower spinal cord. Most commonly affects chewing, swallowing, speech, emotional outbursts sometimes. It has multiple causes and the underlying disease will determine how progressive it is; examples are parkinson's, als, certain strokes, ms, brain trauma. ...Read more
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Bulbar palsy: B12 -Folate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bulbar palsy: Bulbar palsy leads to various medical presentations due impaired function of cranial nerves IX, X, XI & XII. ...Read more
Read below: Bulbar palsy is a term for problems arising from at the bulb (medulla oblangata), the lowermost part of the brain stem or peripheral to the bulb (nerve or muscle) pseudobulbar palsy is when the same symptoms (difficulty with swallowing speech etc) are due to bilateral problems higher up in the central nervous system. The physical signs are different. ...Read more
Poor mouth control: Bulbar palsy is a form of dysfunction of the mouth and face that can be associated with damage to the nerves in the brainstem. In some cases, drugs or frontal lobe brain damage will cause similar appearing symptoms with strange mouth and face movements, poor coordination of swallow and speech. These forms are referred to as pseudo bulbar palsy. Medications may help, but there is no cure. ...Read more
One of the causes:
Bulbar palsy is an assortment of signs and symptoms, not the name of a precise disease.
Bulbar palsy refers to impairment of function of the cranial nerves ix, x, xi and xii. Its causes are many and motor neuron disease (als) is one of them. ...Read more
Impaired cranial nn: Cranial nerves 9 - 12. Are usually affected in bulbar palsy (a lower motor neuron disease, as compared to pseudobulbar palsy, which I just discussed). Again, there are multiple causes, different ones though. Common symptoms can afftect speech (dysarthria), swallowing (dysphagia), choke on liquids, voice problem (dysphonia). Aspiration of food or fluids can lead to pneumonia and death. ...Read more
Not a disease itself:
Bulbar palsy is an assortment of signs and symptoms, not the name of a precise disease. It refers to impairment of function of the cranial nerves ix, x, xi and xii. Its causes are many but here are a few:
acute intermittent porphyria, motor neuron disease (als), guillain barre syndome, lyme's disease, botulinism, and myastheinia gravis. ...Read more
Can try, but unlikel: Unfortunately, the death of central (brain) nerve cells is not reversible. However other nerves can take over function of dead nerves. I am a strong believer in doing whatever modalities can be effective in returning neural function in damaged areas of the nervous system. Acupuncture has been affective in nerve disorders and anesthesia for thousands years, a lot we don't understand, but no harm. ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed with bulbar palsy recently. What can we expect in the future with this disease?
May be difficult: Progressive bulbar palsy implies ongoing damage of nerve cells at base of brain with resultant problems with swallowing, using tongue, possible choking and breathing issues, and perhaps eventual widespread weakness and disability. Spend some dedicated time with your doctor and get a fuller picture of treatments, prognosis, and interventions. ...Read more
Lt side jaw and cheek numbness and sore lt side neck muscles. Is this a sign of bulbar palsy no slur or swallowing problems. Just weird sensation in neck Advil (ibuprofen) seems to help. Push on lt side it's sore.?
Bulbar palsy: Not sure what made you think that you may be having bulbar palsy. It would be way at the bottom on my list to consider. The problem sounds more superficial to me but without further exam and history, it's hard to tell what the cause is. ...Read more
My son has cerebral palsy, autism, mental retardation, catatonic schizophrenia, seizures, & no lower left lope of brain what is his life expectancy?
Who knows!: So sorry about your son. All of his conditions you could think might cause a shorter life span for all sorts of reasons, but with good care one never knows. Accidents, poor nutrition (because he doesn't eat well), progressive brain deterioration if repeated seizures, infections, general stress with its harmful physical effects, all could contribute to premature death. Best of luck! ...Read more
1. Degeneration of corticobulbar pathways to v, vii, x, xi, xii
2. Lower motor neuron signs (-)
3. Gag reflex (+)
4. Spastic tongue
5. Jaw jerk (+)
6. Spastic dysarthria
7. Labile emotion
8. Bilateral umn
1. Disturbance to x, xi, xii
2. Lower motor neuron signs (+)
3. Gag reflex (-)
4. Wasted tongue, fasciculations
5. Jaw jerk (-)
6. Nasally speech
7. Normal emotion. ...Read more
Are congenital disorders of glycosylation progressive disorders with worsening symptoms over time? Is there shortened life expectancy?
Yes and yes:
This is a very complex topic. There are many different forms of the disease affecting many different genes. I would suggest the following as a nice overview about the disease:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk1332/. ...Read more
This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in Marfan's syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress.
Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely.
A valuable resource for this is
http://www. Loeysdietz. Org/index. Ph. ...Read more
Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending your own life. I personally prefer to spend time with humerous people! ...Read more
Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more
Can be fatal.:
Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every minute. Risks of death are higher in people w AIDS, young children, pregnant women & their fetuses & in people from non-endemic areas.
See: http://www. Who. Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/ ...Read more
3.5 years: 3.5 years is the median survival in studies that look at groups of people with angiosarcoma. However, each person with angiosarcoma may do much better or much worse. It depends on where the tumor started, the stage of the tumor at diagnosis, and the age and general health of the person. Sadly, it is a very aggressive type of cancer. ...Read more
Not good: Diabetes alone is a major cardiovascular risk factor, equivalent to having had a previous heart attack. Smoking and excess alcohol intake are independant risk factors for heart and lung disease. When you add them all together, the risk is multiplied. One can never predict when someone will die, but clearly, the more risk factors, the more likely something bad will happen. ...Read more
Dialysis life span: Dialysis patients patients live for a shorter period of time than do their age-matched controls not on dialysis. At the age of 18, you should definitely see if you can get a renal transplant from a family member or go on a cadaveric list to obtain one. A transplant will give you the most normal life possible when compared to either hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. Speak to a transplant team. ...Read more
Life after LVAD: A study in the new england journal of medicine, n engl j med 2007; 357:885-896, august 30, 2007, overall survival among all enrollees was 52% at 1 year, vs 25% on medical therapy alone. Survival for patients still awaiting transplant or not elegible and continuing to receive pump support was 89% at 1 month, 75% at 6 months, and 68% at 12 months. Lvad. ...Read more
Depends: It is always difficult to determine life expectancy of anyone with any type of chronic illness like hiv/aids. There are very good anti-hiv medications, which can extend life. Many of my patients who have had full-blown aids are still living 20+ years, but some have also died soon after diagnosis. It ultimately depends on one's immune system and how quickly they can recover before getting sick. ...Read more
Cancer: Life expectancy can vary depending on the degree of involvement. Please speak with your urologist and oncologist. ...Read more
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