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Is msg bad because it actually interacts with your brain and nerves as a chemical transmitter, or is that a myth?

Is msg bad because it actually interacts with your brain and nerves as a chemical transmitter, or is that a myth?

Glutamate: The glutamate part of monosodium glutamate (msg) is a chemical that excites brain cells by interacting with receptors as a neurotransmitter. Too much excitement might damage brain cells. It is not clear how much msg gets into the brain, but it does cause some people headaches and other symptoms. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Does folate (folic acid) deficiency anemia affect the brain and nerves?

Does folate (folic acid) deficiency anemia affect the brain and nerves?

Yes: Folate (folic acid) is needed for maintenance and repair of myelin, the covering of larger/faster nerve fibers. Deficiency in utero results in birth defects of the neural cord, low birth weight or prematurity. Deficiency will slow growth in children. Peripheral neuropathy results in adults. Deficiency is reversible if treated early enough. Nerves suffer from folate (folic acid) deficiency itself more than from anemia. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of tsc?

What are the main symptoms of tsc?

Depends on "tubers": Typical acne-form facial skin rash with butterfly distribution. Developmental delay from mild to severe. Headaches and seizures. Kidney/flank pain & hematuria, sometimes with very severe blood loss. Vision changes, blurred &/or double vision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tsc?

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What is the definition or description of: tsc?

TSC: In medicine, could be tuberous sclerosis complex, or thiazide sensitive carrier, or trans sodium crocetinate (an oxygen diffusion-enhancing compound). ...Read more

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Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Pityriasis alba, vitiligo, tsc?

Different conditions: These conditions can present with lightening or "hypopigmentation" of the skin but they have different causes. Pityriasis alba is form of eczema and vitiligo is an autoimmune process by which your body attacks the pigment producing cells called melanocytes which leads to loss of pigment. Not sure what tsc is, but lsc stands for lichen simplex chronicus:changes caused by rubbing/scratching skin. ...Read more

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I have TSC&NF1 (inherited) what's the possibility of getting pregnant? I've tried multiple times and nothing.

I have TSC&NF1 (inherited) what's the possibility of getting pregnant? I've tried  multiple times and nothing.

Need more info: how were you diagnosed with both TSC and NF1? Need labs. Neither are usually associated with fertility, and both are autosomal dominate. If your were given these diagnoses accurately, you should understand what that means. Did you get genetics counseling? ...Read more

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What are the tests for tsc?

What are the tests for tsc?

For various organs: Affected by tsc. Brain ct or MRI for brain tumors, eeg for fevers. Kidney ultrasound or ct to check for kidney tumors & cysts & to monitor. Cardiac us if heart tumor suspected and ekg. Visual field eye testing and fundoscopy. Chest ct if tuberous tumor of lung suspected. ...Read more

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Siblings of people who have tsc?

Get screened: If I had a sibling with TS, even if I had no signs or symptoms, I'd get genetically screened so I could make sure I do not pass the gene on to my own children. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tsc?

Tuberous sclerosis: Affects many organ systems, primarily brain, kidneys and skin, also can affect heart, eyes & lungs. Treatment is largely conservative & be tailored to individual subject as very mild tsc requires none.Benign brain tumor can cause blockage of brain fluids & may require shunting. Benign kidney tumors often bleed & should be treated conservatively preserving function. Early devt, intervention is good. ...Read more

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I have TSC&NF1 (inherited) what's the possibility when I have children they'll get it?

I have TSC&NF1 (inherited) what's the possibility when I have children they'll get it?

Serious risk: Both of these have a 50-50 independent chance of being passed to your children. You need to talk with a subspecialist, now, about how you can avoid having this happen and still fulfill any dreams you may have of becoming a mother. I would strongly urge you not to pass these on, and you can be a mother without this happening. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Harry Vinters
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Tuberous Sclerosis (Definition)

Tuberous sclerosis is a group of two genetic disorders that affect the skin, brain/nervous system, kidneys, and heart, and cause tumors to grow. The diseases are named after a tuber- or root-shaped ...Read more


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Brain And Nerves (Definition)

The brain and nerves are parts of the body, forming the "nervous system" that processes information, thought, and memory; the location of personality and emotions; and the control center ...Read more