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What are the factors that make it more likely to get inflammation of a nerve?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get inflammation of a nerve?

Alcohol: Neuropathy is usually associated with nutritional issues, e.g., vitamin deficiencies often a part of chronic alcoholism, poisoning with lead or arsenic. Trauma, some cancers, toxins like diphtheria, and autoimmune disorders can cause neuropathy or neuritis. ...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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I have been taking prednisone for 3 years now due to inflammation of my eye nerves. Without it, my eye sight is very blurry. What can I use to get off?

I have been taking prednisone for 3 years now due to inflammation of my eye nerves. Without it, my eye sight is very blurry. What can I use to get off?

Need to review: This with ideally a neuro-opthalmologist. For some inflammatory issues you may be able to utilize steroid sparing agents like methotrexate or azathioprine but this decision requires someone who is very familiar with your condition and is working with you to inform you of all possible treatment options. ...Read more

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I have cystitus, allergies inflamation bladder, hernia esaphagus, asthma, stomach inflammation nerve damage, easily get sick could it all connect?

I have cystitus, allergies inflamation bladder, hernia esaphagus, asthma, stomach inflammation nerve damage, easily get sick could it all connect?

In some way, yes: They are all connected in that they are all with you. Also, they share an inflammatory quality and probably have something to do w/ your auto-immune response. This may be helpful since getting a handle on one might improve others, but they are all challenging to health care providers. Work w/ your Drs like a team. Ask about accupuncture possibilities too. Best! ...Read more

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Why do I get radiating pain/dull ache/nerve pain from my teeth when eating hot or cold, spicy food or even just being outside I have two crowns, one that always bothers me as its always sore and slightly inflammed. My dentist said i need to get my gums cu

Why do I get radiating pain/dull ache/nerve pain from my teeth when eating hot or cold, spicy food or even just being outside I have two crowns, one that always bothers me as its always sore and slightly inflammed. My dentist said i need to get my gums cu

Perio endo lesion: There could be two different things going on with your crown. Dull ache and radiating nerve pain indicates that the nerve in your tooth is diseases and you should be evaluated for root canal. It also sounds like your dentist is concerned about a gum, periodontal problem in this area also. Perio-endo lesions can occur together and need to be treated together. ...Read more

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What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

What is the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve?

see below: A spinal nerve (root) is a large nerve bundle that leaves the spine at regular intervals, right and left. Inflammation can occur anywhere in the body. Think of a bee sting, with pain, swelling and sensitivity. Inflammation of the nerve root, causes pain close to the spine, and along the route of the nerve. Epidural steroid injections are sometimes used to place anti-inflammatories into the spine. ...Read more

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What's the inflammation of the root of a spinal nerve called?

Radiculitis.: Radiculitis refers to inflammation of the nerve root. A more general term for any problem with spinal nerve roots (including compression) is radiculopathy. ...Read more

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What is wring when i get pain and inflammation in different joints everyday?

Joint pain: You need to see a rheumatologist and have lab work what the cause if your joint pain is. There are many different causes so you need a complete workup. ...Read more

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Who is most likely to develop inflammation of the retina?

Who is most likely to develop inflammation of the retina?

Immunosupressed: The retina is a very protected site and so inflammation is uncommon. There are a few viruses that can do so especially in the immunosupressed. There are a few autoimmune processes that attack the retina under the generic name uveitis. Some parasites can invade the retina like toxoplasmosis and histoplasmosis. If you have symptoms, floaters and vision loss, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more