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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Subacute Combined Degeneration

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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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What are early symptoms of macular degeneration?

What are early symptoms of macular degeneration?

Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home use that can allow patients who are at risk for macular degeneration to monitor for such changes. ...Read more

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Vitreous degeneration vs pvd--different symptoms?

Vitreous degeneration vs pvd--different symptoms?

Same: Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) occurs when the vitreous gel becomes more like a liquid. The solid component of the gel floats in the liquid component of the gel. This liquefaction process is basically vitreous "degeneration." the symptoms are floaters (black spots, cobwebs, bugs) and sometimes flashes of light. ...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 axon degeneration?

What are the symptoms of axon degeneration?

VARIES: Several peripheral neuropathies are considered "axonal" problems, and these include alcohol nutritional, diabetes, solvent poisoning, porphyria, amyloidosis, but small fibre axonal problems may be seen in sarcoid, sjogren's, lupus, paraproteinemias, celiac disease. Symptoms include pain, numbness, weakness, inability to discern hot/cold. Perhaps problems with balance. ...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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What is the first symptom of macular degeneration?

What is the first symptom of macular degeneration?

Vision changes: The first symptom most people experience with macular degeneration is a change in vision. An amsler grid is a simple screening tool available for home use that can allow patients who are at risk for macular degeneration to monitor for such changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of age-related macular degeneration?

What are the symptoms of age-related 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 visual impairments like macular degeneration?

See a retina special: Patients complain of central visual distortion and/or blurring. An amsler grid for at-home testing of vision is an excellent way to monitor for this and other macular diseases. ...Read more

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If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?

If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?

Exercise & NSAIDs: I wish that we could provide you with a magical cure, but presently you will have to work for your pain relief. Staying mobile is the key. Staying as active as possible will help. Specially, i would recommend that you see a physical therapist. Also try yoga, but with a knowledgable instructor, starting as a beginner. Also try pilates. The use of otc nsaids should be your 1st choice of medication. ...Read more

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Doctors say that lattice degeneration develops at an age of 12 or so, only now I am having the symptoms. True? Does that mean it won't progress later?

Doctors say that lattice degeneration develops at an age of 12 or so, only now I am having the symptoms. True? Does that mean it won't progress later?

early warning: Lattice is a protective reaction gluing the retina down when it is stretched in eye development. It is an area of weakness and the site of retinal detachments commonly in traumatized eyes. Most with lattice never get into trouble, and it usually causes no symptoms. But is worth an occasional look by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

The easy ones first!: If you want to learn about cerebellar degeneration, I recommend the book "Cerebellar Degenerations: Clinical Neurobiology." 512 pp, price new $487.83 at Amazon, but used only $474.08. If that's more brain/pain than you bargained for, try the NINDS Cerebellar Degeneration page at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebellar_degeneration/cerebellar_degeneration.htm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

What are the symptoms of cerebellar degeneration?

Ataxia: The cerebellum is responsible for balance and coordination of movement. Ataxia is the fancy word for massive loss of balance. Such a person behaves as though she is drunk with alcohol. Speech may bne slurred or incomprehensible. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of degeneration of cervical spine?

Please tell me what are the usual symptoms of degeneration of cervical spine?

Stiffness: Degeneration is age related wear and tear. Some feel nothing, others stiffness. Cracking can occur. If nerves are pinched pain down an arm with numbness and tingling may occur. ...Read more

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With regards to macular degeneration what are the commons symptoms you commonly see in patients? Treatments?

Blurred vision: Common symptoms include blurred or distorted central vision. Many times, this is more noticeable when reading. For dry amd, treatment includes areds vitamins, smoking cessation, opitimizing vascular health. For wet amd, it is treated by intraocular injections, often times monthly. The injections 90-95% of the time stop the vision loss, 30-40% notice improvement in vision. ...Read more

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Does neck degeneration cause stiff neck? Dizziness? What symptoms cpme from.this and what does it mean? Xrays showed it don't know what it is

Does neck degeneration cause stiff neck? Dizziness? What symptoms cpme from.this and what does it mean? Xrays showed it don't know what it is

Yes and no: Degeneration in the neck can cause neck pain, stiffness, headaches, and even pain running into the arm, but rarely dizziness. If dizziness is a primary symptom, you may need to look for other cause, such as for example a middle ear problem. ...Read more

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Do atrophic retinal holes caused by lattice retinal degeneration produce any symptoms if no traction? How to tell if new one / when to go in?

Do atrophic retinal holes caused by lattice retinal degeneration produce any symptoms if no traction?  How to tell if new one / when to go in?

No symptoms. flash: Atrophic Holes usually cause no symptoms. Flashing lights in the peripheral vision often indicates retinal traction which increases one's risk of retinal tear especially in patients with lattice degeneration and atrophic holes. Increased flashes and floaters are an indication for peripheral retina exam by a qualified ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What do these symptoms mean? Severe degeneration of the central cord to the plantar fascia with a moderate partial tear at the origin as well as a sli

What do these symptoms mean? Severe degeneration of the central cord to the plantar fascia with a moderate partial tear at the origin as well as a sli

Debra - it means: The broad banded ligament that attaches from the heel to the toe region is not at full capacity, it is degenerated or worn away with a slight tear (usually very painful.) For something like this if very painful, a walking boot is something I recommend. PRP is something I offer my patients with a partial tear but it is not covered by insurance and is out of pocket. ...Read more