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What Are The Factors That Make It More Likely To Get Inflammation Of A Nerve
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
Carelessness: Contusion- bruising on the brain can be caused by bad luck, but more often they are a result of carelessness when people don't wear bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, or helmets on 4 wheelers. They are careless in their pursuit of fun and don't follow proper techniques to protect their brain. Be careful, plan carefully, and go through a little inconvenience to save the brain! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DNA, blood pressure: Aneurysm disease runs in families. Some patients have family members who died from aneurysm disease but it was attributed to something else. Investigate your family medical history. The other biggest factor is high blood pressure. Make sure your blood pressure is under control. A final risk factor is smoking. Smoking is bad for many reasons, and it makes aneurysms grow faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Overactive bladder is a symptom of voiding too much. It is usually benign. Contributing factors that worsen the symptoms include diet, smoking, sexual intercourse, coffe and tea consumption, and alcohol. Avoidance of these will usually decrease the symptoms but may not resolve them altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertension: First pregnancies, excessive weight gain, history of chronic kidney disease, chronic hypertension, auto-immune disorders, multiple pregnancies, diabetes are just some of the risk factors for the condition. If you have any of the above, it is important to be under close supervision of your obstetrician/perinatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poss. head trauma: In a study of 240 cases in 1987, 17% developed onset within days to weeks after cerebral trauma and 15 % after presumed viral neurolabyrinthitis. The significance of the findings were unclear as they did not influence the course of the disorder. The cause in most cases is undefined. Rapid head movements will worsen vertigo caused by other disorders (meniere's disease, posterior fossa tumors etc). ...Read more
Many: Cts means that the median nerve in your wrist is compressed or irritated as it travels through the carpal tunnel. In addition to the median nerve, there are several tendons in the carpal tunnel. Inflammation of these tendons causes swelling which can compress the median nerve. Factors that increased likelyhood of cts are:pregnancy, excessive typing, and repetitive use of the hands. ...Read more
How often does eye cancer require removing the eye? I understand that taking out the eye is the best way to be sure you've gotten all of the eye cancer, but is that always the best options? Are there certain types or sizes of tumors that are likely to res
There : There are many different treatments for eye cancers and eye removal or enucleation is reserved for cases where vision and eye sparing techniques cannot be used successfully. Treatment is based on the cancer type, extent, and vision status of the eye. Additional factors may include whether a patient can tolerate the treatments based on health status. Finally social issues may play a role, i.e. If multiple treatments are offered can a patient successfully go to all the appointments, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if the damage to the optical nerve happens as a result of psychiatric problems like schizophrenia or is it part of the symptom?
None of those: I am not sure what you mean by damage to the optic nerve. If a doctor has found this damage then it has nothing to do with the diagnosis of schizophrenia and you need to be followed by a neurologist. However, if you believe your optic nerve is damaged but it has not been confirmed by a doctor or if a doctor has evaluated you and cannot find damage then it may be symptoms of schizoprenia. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is there anything other than a circulatory issue that can cause the leg to feel cold to the touch?
Among many: BRCA1/2: There are a number of genes associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer. BRCA1 & 2 are the most known and studied but other genes are: TP53, PTEN, PALB2, CHEK2 ... (see list at http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/type/breast-cancer/about/risks/breast-cancer-genes) NCI has good info on BRCA1/2 at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/BRCA as a starting point ...Read more
CaudaEquinaSyndrome: If back injury is associated with loss of control of bladder or feces it is an emergency and one should seek immediate medical care in Emergency Department as it can cause long lasting complications.It is called Cauda Equina Syndrome.It is due to ruptured disc pressing on the bundle of nerve roots at the end of the spinal cord,which provides sensory and motor function to the legs,bladder&bowel ...Read more
Can MRI tell if there is inflammation/swelling of a muscle in a leg or must it be compared to the other leg?
MRI can tell: as long as the correct "sequences" were performed. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the soft tissues, and it is very sensitive. You don't need the opposite side compared. If you would like a complete explanation of your MRI, I provide second opinions via HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
Hi! If you do an MRI of the pituitary can you also see if there would be something wrong in the other parts of the brain?
How common are lung nodules and if you have a few and it is not cancer what causes them can it also be from inflammtion?
Very common: Lung nodules are very common, especially in the midwest, where you are from. A lung nodule can be a scar from any sort of infection that happened previously. Some times, they can be an early lung cancer. Usually, if they are found, they should be followed for at least 2 years to make sure they do not grow. This is especially true if the patient smokes. There are protocols for following nodules. ...Read more
What can be the cause of the feeling that not enough air getting to your lung from your mouth? Can it be related to nasal drip in any way?
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
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