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I've noticed recently prominent temporal wasting in a friend, 43yo male, along with wgt loss. What could be the causes?

I've noticed recently prominent temporal wasting in a friend, 43yo male, along with wgt loss. What could be the causes?

Many possibilities: HIV infection is notorious to cause temporal wasting. Malignancies- cancers and chronic opiate use can cause weight loss as well, being the most common. How is his appetite? ...Read more

Wasting (Definition)

Wasting is a condition seen often in chronic disease, where a person loses weight involuntarily. It can be especially noticeable in the face, which takes ...Read more


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Lost 10lbs past year. Now 5'11", 165lbs. Blood test normal. Doc. Ordered ct-scan abs, pelvis, chest. Saw "temporal wasting." concerned about radiation?

??: Sorry but I do not understand what the issue is // ? Why was the ct ordered was this a non intended wt loss? When i hear temporal wasting i think of a ct of head i.e. Temporal wasting of brain certainly ct's do have a pretty good dose of radiation. ...Read more

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After craneoctmy on left temporal side.What kind of care should be taken?

Avoid trauma: The skull will be weaker on the side of surgery. Just be careful and avoid trauma to this area. If you ride a bike, motorcycle, ski, or engage in other activities that might cause you to hit your head wear a helmet! ...Read more

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How is memory related to the temporal lobes ?

How is memory related to the temporal lobes ?

More short term: Immediate memory involves subiculum. Short-term otherwise, the connections between subrhinal and entorhinal cortices to hippocampus via perforant pathway. More complex longer lasting memory traces involve gray matter and multiple association areas. Best way to understand is the model of alzheimer's, damage early to nerves in these pathways. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about temporal artheritis?

What do I need to know about temporal artheritis?

Inflamed vessels: The immune system sometimes attacks the blood vessels around the head. The symptoms can be severe headache, jaw pain with chewing, tongue pain, double vision, and sometimes permanent visual loss. Some have fatigue, fever, and pain/stiffness of shoulder and hip areas. ESR and CRP usually elevated. Diagnosed by biopsy of the temporal artery. Typically affects those over 50 and not a 37 year old ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a temporal stroke?

How long does it take to recover from a temporal stroke?

Left or right: Every stroke is unique, with effects dependent upon many factors including physical fitness, co-morbidities, size of brain tissue injury, rapidity of onset, mechanism of onset. Recovery may come in days, weeks, years, or never. If the stroke involves the dominant temporal responsible for speech prognosis is worse than for equal sized non-dominant temporal lobe stroke, other things being equal. ...Read more

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A defect in the inferior temporal retina will affect what?

A defect in the inferior temporal retina will affect what?

Visual field: Your visual field in the affected eye will be either attenuated or missing. Only the corresponding quadrant in the affected eye will be affected. The field loss will be noted in your superior nasal vision. ...Read more

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What will a defect in the inferior temporal retina affect?

What will a defect in the inferior temporal retina affect?

Depends: A hole in the retina can become a source for retinal detachment. A damaged retina may lead to a blind spot... So it matters what exactly is the "defect". ...Read more

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Can your eyesight ever return from having temporal artiritis?

Can your eyesight ever return from having temporal artiritis?

Unlikely: It's not impossible but it is unlikely. Only 5-15% of patients who suffer visual loss from gca have any improvement in vision at all after the initial insult, and complete recovery is unusual. ...Read more

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Temporal arterties does it cause pain sometimes or it's always painful? What r sysptoms i'm 21

Temporal arterties does it cause pain sometimes or it's always painful? What r sysptoms i'm 21

Usually painful: Temporal arteritis is a condition that involves inflammation of the blood vessels, particularly in the area around the temples. Other symptoms can include vision loss. This is a condition that typically affects people age 60 and over; it is extremely unlikely to affect someone who is 21. ...Read more