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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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Any thing to stop nerve degeneration?

Any thing to stop nerve degeneration?

? neuroprotection: The nervous system consists of both central and peripheral nerves; much work has been done in both areas trying to create neuroprotective strategies against degeneration e.g. from hypoxia whether due to cerebrovascular disease (such as stroke) or metabolic disease (such as diabetes). Such work continues as there has been no approach that has to date been successful consistently. ...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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I have multiple level disc degenerations and protrusions, and wonder who to go to for help?

I have multiple level disc degenerations and protrusions, and wonder who to go to for help?

Sort it out : It depends on what your symptoms are and what treatments you've had so far. Its also important for you to spend some time doctor with your doctor to pinpoint the pain generator(s). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the visual disorder marked by the progressive degeneration of rods and cones?

Please help! what is the visual disorder marked by the progressive degeneration of rods and cones?

Retinitis Pigmentosa: (RP) is a group of inherited diseases that cause retinal degeneration. Read about the most common types of RP, their patterns of inheritance & the genetic abnormalities that cause them on www.blindness.org/retinitis-pigmentosa#inherited. See an ophthalmologist if one of these runs in your family or if you are experiencing problems with your vision. ...Read more

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I'm fearful of doctors and need one. With many pain problems from disc degeneration, it seems I am judged a drug seeker before i'm examined.

Pain Specialist: Take control of your overall health and the management of your pain. Insist on care that is person-centered and tailored to your individual needs. The plan should consider who you are—in mind, body, and spirit, and in the context of your environment, not just what condition you may have. Insist on care in which there is open communication between you and your health care providers. ...Read more

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I'm 44 diagnosis with corticobasal degeneration, i'm feeling pretty good right now. Should i be having good days? Don't know how long will last....

I'm 44 diagnosis with corticobasal degeneration, i'm feeling pretty good right now. Should i be having good days? Don't know how long will last....

Your illness is : A difficult one to diagnose because there are other medical conditions with similar presentations. Treatment is mainly supportive and geared towards alleviation of symptoms. Try your best to stay active and eat protein, fruits and veggies to boost your immune system. Follow up with your neurologist. May god bless you!http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/corticobasal_degeneration. ...Read more

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What is symptom of macular degeneration?

What is symptom of macular degeneration?

Decreased vision: Both the wet and dry forms of armd cause decrease in central vision. Distortion is often an early symptom and an amsler grid is a good self screening tool. Vision loss from the dry form is usually slowly progressive and lessor in degree than the wet form which can have very dramatic decrease in vision that is rapid and significant. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?

What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?

Decreased vision: Symptoms of macular degeneration may include: decreased central vision, distortion of straight lines, poor light tolerance and dark adaptation and in very severe cases visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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