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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Pr3 at 3.8 but anca-c normal. Esr 80 hs crp 8.5 crp 0.4 with anemia, ckd, chf. Is pr3 related to neuropathy vasculitis?Reference ranges vary 4 pr3?

Pr3 at 3.8 but anca-c normal. Esr 80 hs crp 8.5 crp 0.4 with anemia, ckd, chf.  Is pr3 related to neuropathy vasculitis?Reference ranges vary 4 pr3?

Rule out Wegener's: Lab error may happen when testing for vasculitis. If there's a lesion in the nose / ear / eye / lung / kidney that's suspicious for anca-c disease / "granulomatous polyangiitis" then biopsy is indicated; trust this over the labs. Dr. Wegener was a German in WWII but did not take part in crimes against humankind and the knowledge he gave the world has saved many lives. Hope this gets sorted out. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy with sjogren's syndrome. Does it mean I have vasculitis?

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I have peripheral neuropathy  with sjogren's syndrome. Does it mean I have vasculitis?

Big difference: Most neuropathic pain disorders originate in the periphery. When a peripheral nerve is injured, the amount of nerve degeneration depends upon the location and degree of injury as well as the age of the patient. Vasculitis is an inflammation of a blood vessels. ...Read more

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Does skin rashes and neuropathy in sjogren's syndrome caused by vasculitis? What is the outcome?

See details: Both may be caused by vasculitis. The outcome of a neuropathy depends on the severity of the neuropathy and the specific nerves involved. The skin rash is usually easily treated. ...Read more

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What treats neuropathy?

What treats neuropathy?

Most Rx limited help: The central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord; all the nerves to the rest of the body stem from the cns, and is called peripheral nervous system; neuropathy (n) is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. Examples are diabetic neuropathy, alcohol-induced n. And carpal tunnel, a n. Of the median nerve in the wrist. Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tegretol etc may help but no cures, yet. ...Read more

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How to cure vasculitis?

Hard to cure: Vasculitis or arteritis can be associated with many conditions. If collagen vascular, like lupus, medication may control, if giant cell arteritis, such as temporal arteritis, steroids might totally reverse. In most other cases, chronic treatment with medication over years is necessary. Since most of these disorders are autoimmune, success may be on the horizon in some cases. ...Read more

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How to manage neuropathy?

How to manage neuropathy?

Nerve symptoms: Peripheral neuropathy can be secondary to numerous causes. It is best to uncover the cause and treat directly. To treat symptoms, doctors might use gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) or cymbalta, but a medical food such as metanx might be useful. ...Read more

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Why did I get vasculitis?

Unclear: Vasculitis is one of those enigmas as to why however it may be autoimmune you should discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Best thing for neuropathy?

Find the cause: The best treatment for neuropathy is to treat the cause (for diabetic neuropathy: control blood sugars, lose weight. For thyroid-related neuropathy, optimize thyroid medication dose. For B12 deficiency, replace lost vitamin b12. For toxic neuropathy, drink no alcohol; etc). Prescription medications for neuropathy do not cure the condition or heal the nerves, they only help alleviate nerve pain. ...Read more

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Can you die from vasculitis?

Vasculitis is a: Very complicated illness. It can be mild or extremely severe and yes patients can die from vascuilitis. When vasculitis (or inflammation of blood vessels) affects organs such as the kidneys and/or brain, and bowel for example severe illness can occur and death can follow. There is treatment and you need to work closely with your doctors to prevent end organ damage and potentially death. ...Read more

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Different types of neuropathy?

Different types of neuropathy?

Way too broad: That question can't possibly be answered in 400 characters, or 400 words, or 400 lines, or even, if you're a neuroscientist, in 400 pages. Some researchers spend their entire careers studying just one type of neuropathy. If you want to educate yourself, I recommend starting at http://www.neuropathy.org. ...Read more

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What are diabetic neuropathies?

What are diabetic neuropathies?

Poor nerve function: Nerve disease/damage thought to be caused by poor blood supply to nerves &/or high blood sugar. There are 2 types of neuropathy: peripheral and autonomic. Peripheral causes loss of feeling in hands/feet, weakness & imbalance. This can lead to wound development & possible amputation. Autonomic leads to heart problems, problems w/ body temp, erectile dysfunction, dry skin, & digestive problems. ...Read more

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Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Vasculitis is what? Where? Why?

Why ask why?: Vasculitis is defined by the presence of inflammatory white blood cells in blood vessel walls with reactive damage to mural structures. This can lead to bleeding and ischemia/necrosis downstream of the vessel. Affected vessels vary in size, type, and location in association with the specific type of vasculitis. There are many different types. The exact mechanisms underlying them are unknown. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of vasculitis?

Too general: The question is too general. It depends on what type of vasculitis and what organ systems are involved. ...Read more

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Please tell me what vasculitis is?

Blood vessel disease: Vasculitis refers to inflammation of blood vessels and can refer to capillaries, veins and all sizes of arteries. It can range from minor/moderate to severe and life threatening. There are many causes and this is a disorder Rheumatlologists are trained to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vasculitis?

Many: There are many tests for vasculitis that should be done. Discuss this with your doctor as the list can be very long. This is because there are so many different causes for vasculitis, ranging from infection, medications, auto inflammatory conditions, cancer and several other causes. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

What are the symptoms of neuropathy?

Numbness, pain, weak: Just as there are many causes for neuropathy, there are many symptoms as well. Neuropathy can cause numbness, pain (typically with a burning or electrical quality), or weakness. It can also cause imbalance (due to inability to feel in the feet) as well as blood pressure problems (because of loss if innervation of the heart and blood vessels). ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid for neuropathy?

No specific foods: While no foods will improve your neuropathy, unless you have a vit b deficiency, keeping the factors that caused the neuropathy in control are most important. For example, patients with diabetic neuropathy need to keep their sugars under control to decrease the risk of progression of their neuropathy. Diabetics should try eating healthier, lower glycemic foods. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What does the pain feel like in neuropathy?

What does the pain feel like in neuropathy?

Burning tingling: Sensory neuropathy is broken down into large fiber (loss of sensation, loss of proprioception) and small fiber (burning, tingling sensation). It's the small fiber component that most patients complain about. They also relate sensation of ants crawling on their feet and legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more