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What kind of effect does heat have on multiple sclerosis?

What kind of effect does heat have on multiple sclerosis?

Makes it worse: Hot ambient surroundings can bring out symptoms c/w a "pseudo-relapse", and can increase fatigue. Recent information suggests that consistent hot summer weather is associated with more ms lesions seen on mri. Ms patients do better in cooler surroundings, usually. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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What affect does multiple sclerosis have on the brain?

What affect does multiple sclerosis have on the brain?

Memory and mood: Ms effects the white matter of the brain which is essentially the interconnected wiring of the different parts of the brain. This can cause mood effects such as depression and mania and cognitive effects such as memory loss, disorganization and mental slowness. ...Read more

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What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might i look for in terms of symptoms?

What's the connection between aspartame and any kind of neuropathy, and, what might i look for in terms of symptoms?

Aspartame: Is artificial sweetener (ex. Equal) that added to diet drinks and diet food, contains phenylalanine (amino acid). People with genetic predisposition can develop phenylketonuria syndrome (brain dysfunction, seizures, retardation, central and peripheral neuropathies). Milk, eggs and meat contain phenylalanine. If you genetically predisposed, read the food labels to prevent pku. ...Read more

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What number of types of MS are there, and what part of the body does it affect ?

What number of types of MS are there, and what part of the body does it affect ?

Summary: MS is an autoimmune disorder which affects, brain, spinal cord, and eyes. The most common type is relapsing/remitting, but also primary progressive, secondary progressive, relapsing progressive, and benign. CIS is an initial phase usually of relapsing/remitting, and RIS is finding MS activity on an MRI prior to the disease presenting clinically. ...Read more

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What kind of affect does dialysis have on men?

What kind of affect does dialysis have on men?

A lot of effects: While dialysis is essential to survival by replacing kidney function unfortunately there is a price to pay with that. Dialysis patients are anemic ( low blood counts) and require medications for that , they have many problems with their calcium and phosphorus level. Patients and especially men mostly can be depressed and they lack sexual desire. They may have weight loss and peripheral nerve damag. ...Read more

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I have burning sensations which appear on different parts of the body. A couple of doctors think anxiety related. Does fibro have many more symptoms ?

I have burning sensations which appear on different parts of the body. A couple of doctors think anxiety related. Does fibro have many more symptoms ?

Chinese medicine: Glad to hear you are listening to your docs. Beyond that you might consult a doctor of chinese medicine. We deal a lot w/issues of hot and cold using various herbs, bodywork, imagery, etc. Anxiety can be a factor in this, as can fibro. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of pain does multiple sclerosis cause?

Can you tell me what kind of pain does multiple sclerosis cause?

Several : The electrical shock sensations over the neck and upper back associated with lhermitte's, the intense facial pain associated with tic douleureux, the vague aching encountered over trunk or legs, and less common syndromes. But most common is migraine headaches, which occur at frequency of 2-4 times those who do not have ms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of for me to not have muscular movement on one side of my face?

What are the causes of for me to not have muscular movement on one side of my face?

Facial nerve injury: This can be anything from bell's palsy to a tumor to injury. Sylvester stallone has half of his face paralyzed from a birth injury. Your physician can figure out the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of potassium does not have any side effects?

What kind of potassium does not have any side effects?

K side effects.: The only source of K that does not have side effects is what you get in natural foods. But even this can be dangerous if you have kidney problems. I specialize in K metabolism and happy to do 2nd opinion to better help you specifically. ...Read more

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What kind of long-term damage could boxing have on you?

What kind of long-term damage could boxing have on you?

See the list below: The most common injuries among boxers include: cuts and bruises sprains and strains concussion fracture shoulder dislocation and time death. ...Read more

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What are the side affects of having a brain sarcoid?

What are the side affects of having a brain sarcoid?

Neurosarcoidosis: Inflammatory condition where granulomas are common. Neurological symptoms (though neuro involvement is rare) are many and depend on where the disease is found. It is a little like ms or lyme's disease in terms of the many different symptoms but balance, vision and other cranial nerve problems as well as cognitive and behavioral (psyche) changes can occur. Also impacts peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

What are the possible side effects/long term issues related to cutaneous lupus? I currently have vasculitis in my legs. What else could be of concern?

It is always: important to make sure you truly have the cutaneous type and not the systemic type. Simple blood tests may help. Also having a good Rheumatologist to help with the definitive diagnosis would be important. ...Read more

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What effect does the sun have on psoriasis?

What effect does the sun have on psoriasis?

Can improve it: Sunshine can improve psoriasi. As good as sunshine is, we have to remember that sunshine does increase the risk of skin cancer. It should be used with care and treatment of psoriasis under the care of the dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does no hair on outside of calfs a condition of?

Nothing: Friction will cinch your hair from this area and it's very common condition. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with neuropathy, but i don't exactly believe that's what it is. What are some other explanations of the symptoms of neuropathy?

I'm diagnosed with neuropathy, but i don't exactly believe that's what it is. What are some other explanations of the symptoms of neuropathy?

OK to question diag.: Peripheral neuropathy is a not uncommon problem, and is most often associated with diabetes in usa. Numbness, tingling, pain, can be experienced over the toes or fingertips initially. Sensory loss and weakness may also be acquired from spinal cord and brain problems, but pattern very different. Sounds like a second opinion is in order here, and seems you need to know causation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more