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Can progression of subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord be stopped?I had untreated symptoms for more than 4 years now treating with b12 injec

Can progression of subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord be stopped?I had untreated symptoms for more than 4 years now treating with b12 injec

Comments: Your B-12 injections will offer control of spinal cord problems, and prevent progression, but likely, you will have some improvement over several months in view of your youth. Some physical therapy rehabilitation should help you cope as you progress. ...Read more

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I had muscle loss all over body for3 years &recently found out I ve subacute degeneration spinal cord from vitam b12.Can I gain muscle by working out?

I had muscle loss all over body for3 years &recently found out I ve subacute degeneration spinal cord from vitam b12.Can I gain muscle by working out?

Will help: I trust that you are taking B12 by injection. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor, who has more information about health. In general gradual increase in physical activity is good. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How lattice degeneration should be managed?

How lattice degeneration should be managed?

Needs eval by eye MD: Lattice degeneration is a degenerative lesion in the periphery of the retina. It is a relatively common problem but in a few people, can lead to retinal holes and tears and retinal detachment. You should be examined carefully by an ophthalmologist (eye MD) and find out if any treatment is needed. This link has good information: http://eyewiki.aao.org/Lattice_Degeneration Good luck ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?

Is it possible to prevent disc degeneration?

No: Disc degeneration occurs naturally, and there may be genetic associations to this occurance. Injuries may also cause the start of the degeneration. The best advice is a good lumbar core exercise program for a healthy back, but there is no prevention of this condition (not even vitamins, nutriceuticals, etc.). ...Read more

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Is lattice degeneration a serious condition?

Is lattice degeneration a serious condition?

Need for follow-up: Lattice degeneration of retina may not be serious by itself but make the retina prone to tears and detachment. You should get your eyes checked regularly and if you notice any sudden change in vision, floaters etc see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can my spine degeneration cause equilibrium issues?

Can my spine degeneration cause equilibrium issues?

No: However, ddd of the spine can cause tightness around the spinal cord and make your gait pattern change which you can feel is an equilibrium issue. Do you have spinal stenosis? ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about olivopontocerebellar degeneration?

No.: Not in 400 characters. "The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy" is available from Amazon. ...Read more

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What is the visual disorder progressive degeneration of rods and cones?

What is the visual disorder progressive degeneration of rods and cones?

Retinitis Pigmentosa: http://www.lighthouse.org/about-low-vision-blindness/vision-disorders/retinitis-pigmentosa/.

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