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What diseases affect nerve cells?

What diseases affect nerve cells?

Many: Many diseases affect nerve cells. The common diseases are stroke, trauma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes mellitus, Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. Are you thinking of nerves in the hands and feet (peripheral nerves) or the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system)? Some illnesses affect one and not the other. ...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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What are diseases of the nerve cells called?

What are diseases of the nerve cells called?

Nerve disease: The best answer is neurological diseases. These affect the nerves of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. There are special names for the diseases of the nerves (neuropathies), spinal cord (like syringomyelia or transverse myelopathy), and brain (stroke, MS, cerebritis, etc.) Some disease affect the nerve cells, some of the diseases appear to be within the nerve cells themselves. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

What kind of condition is degenerative nerve disease?

Like Alheimer,s.: Degenerative nerve diseases can be serious or life-threatening. It depends on their type. Most of them have no cure. The goal of treatment is usually to improve symptoms, relieve pain and increase mobility. Some of those condition(parkinson's disease alzheimer's disease). ...Read more

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What happens to the nerve cells of someone with lou gehrig's disease?

What happens to the nerve cells of someone with lou gehrig's disease?

See below: Als (lou gehrigs disease) is a degenerative condition in which the motor nerves in the spinal cord and the brain stem (called Alpha motor neurons) degenerate. This caused the muscles to fail because they are not getting adequate electrical signals from the nerves. It usually start with weakness in the hands and feet and then unfortunately progresses. It also involves muscles of speech, swallowing. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease or a medical condition that can affect nerve cells?

Too many to list: This question is impossible to answer in 400 characters because a slew of neurological and medical conditions can affect nerve cells in many different ways. Being more specific with a doctor when asking questions is sometimes helpful. ...Read more

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Armadillos are supposed to be carriers for a disease; is it some kind of skin or nerve disease?

Armadillo - diseases: Armadillos occur in 10 Southeastern states in the US & may carry Leprosy, Rabies, Salmonella & tapeworm. Leprosy has reportedly been spread when people ate undercooked Armadillo meat. Anecdotes indicate some individuals wi Leprosy in the US handled or killed Armadillos. Several sites report that Armadillos may transmit Leprosy by attacking with their claws. Recommend that you don't purchase ...Read more

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What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

What diseases affect trigeminal nerve?

Numb face: May relate to Trigeminal nerve involvement, such as Neuropathy from excess alcohol, Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, MS, Trauma, Migraines, Shingles, Focal seizures, Hypothyroidism, Psychogenic, or Iatrogenic (unknown causes). ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! i guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more