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Whats monomelic amyotrophy plz?

Motor neurons: Monomelic amyotrophy is a disease which causes degeneration/ death of motor neurons in the brain & spinal cord. It can lead to muscle wasting & weakness of a limb. ...Read more

Amyotrophy (Definition)

Diabetic amyotrophy a painful condition, associated with diabetes, with progressive wasting and weakening of muscles, usually limited to the muscles of the pelvic girdle and thigh. Neuralgic amyotrophy atrophy and paralysis of the muscles of the shoulder girdle, with pain across the ...Read more


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Please tell me what muscular dystrophy is?

Please tell me what muscular dystrophy is?

Muscular dystrophy: This is a group of disorders where there is damage to the muscles causing progressive muscle weakness. ...Read more

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My mom has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (lou gehrigs). What is this exactly?

My mom has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (lou gehrigs). What is this exactly?

Bad disease: ALS damages the motor nerve cell in brain and spinal cord causing progressive arm and leg weakness, muscle flickering, with progressive disability. If the disease affects the lower part of the brain, problems with tongue atrophy, swallowing, and breathing can create major crises, and even need for tracheostomy. The sole available drug, Riluzole does delay trach, but no effect on strength. ...Read more

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What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Disease of nervecell: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or als, is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Als does not affect the senses (sight, smell, taste, hearing, touch). It only rarely affects bladder or bowel function, or a person's ability to think or reason.The condition slowly gets worse and cause difficulty with breathing muscles. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes peripheral neuropathy?

Please tell me what causes peripheral neuropathy?

Se details: There are numerous causes with two major ones being diabetes and alcoholism. Many times no underlying cause is found. ...Read more

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Please tell me can glyconutrients reverse duchenne muscular dystrophy ?

No,unfortunately not: Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a specific genetic disease that causes muscle degeneration over time. Although research is making progress understanding this disease, we don't yet have truly curative treatments. Don't give your child any supplements, herbs, or homeopathic treatments without first discussing with his/her doctor--they won't work for muscular dystrophy and are potentially harmful. ...Read more

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Help please, what is muscular dystrophy?

Inborn muscle diseas: Nih website has lots of excellent information: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/md/md.Htm "the muscular dystrophies (md) are a group of more than 30 genetic diseases characterized by progressive weakness and degeneration of the skeletal muscles that control movement. Some forms of md are seen in infancy or childhood, while others may not appear until middle age or later. ". ...Read more

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What exactly is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

What exactly is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Lou Gehrig's disease: Als is a disease affecting the nerve cell body, causes weakness, muscle wasting, and fasciculations or fluttering of the muscles. It can affect mobility, swallowing, and breathing. There is no known cure to date, and the prognosis is often very poor. We believe it is a disorder of "misfolded proteins", similar in some ways to alzheimer's and parkinson's, but a far rarer condition, fortunately. ...Read more

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Please tell me what hurlers syndrome is?

Please tell me what hurlers syndrome is?

Genetic disordet: Hurler syndrome is a rare, inherited disease of metabolism in which a person cannot break down long chains of sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans (formerly called mucopolysaccharides). There is deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme which leads to build up long chain polysaccharides build up and damage organs. Symptoms begin early and are progressive. Enzyme replacement may help mitigate symptom ...Read more

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Whats posterobasal akinesia?

Whats posterobasal akinesia?

Motionless heart wal: It is finding in reading echocardiogram showing lack of motion of back and bottom part of heart wall. Discuss with your ordering physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me what orofacial granulomatosis is?

Please tell me what orofacial granulomatosis is?

See details: This is an inflammatory condition effecting the face and lips. It is most common in the early adult years. Occasionally there may also be swelling or burning of the tongue or gums. It seems to occur more commonly in patients with Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis. However, the cause is unknown.TNF agents such as Remicade (infliximab) are now considered the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

What is mitochondrial myopathy? What causes it?

Mitochondrial myo-: pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information & support from mda.org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda.org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritance ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my mom has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. (lou gehrigs)?

?research study: This is a very unfortunate situation, as ALS is a very bad disease without a cure. The drug Riluzole can slow the process, and some pts have added gabapentin and memantine to the mix. Have a doctor who is very experienced in neuromuscular disease, and perhaps get involved in a Medical School based research project, involving a newer agent. ...Read more

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Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Dystonia definition: Dystonia refers to a neurologic condition consisting of involuntary movements of the body due to abnormally prolonged and inappropriate muscle activity. Dyskinesia refers to involuntary movements but can encompass a larger range of movements including tremor, dystonia or chorea. The term "dyskinesias" is used in the setting of parkinson's disease and with chronic antipsychotic use (tardive). ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes ataxia telangiectasia!?

Please tell me what causes ataxia telangiectasia!?

Genetic disorder: Louis–bar syndrome) is a rare, neurodegenerative, inherited disease causing severe disability. Ataxia refers to poor coordination and telangiectasia to small dilated blood vessels. A-t is caused by a defect in the atm gene, causing the gradual difficulty in coordination in walking, eye movements, etc. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me what holoprosencephaly is?

Could anyone tell me what holoprosencephaly is?

Undivided brain: Most of us have 2 halves in our brain, known as "hemispheres". Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is abnormal division of the embryo's brain and lack of separation of the cerebral hemispheres. HPI can be mild to severe and can cause defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. ...Read more

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Alpha 1 antityricain what is that ? What are systomns

Alpha 1 antityricain what is that ? What are systomns

Antitrypsin: Alpha-1 antitrypsin is a normal blood protein that keeps some of the products of your neutrophils from harming your tissues more than they need to. If you're seriously deficient, you'll develop emphysema in midlife, and at some time in your life may develop serious liver function problems. One serious pitfall is assaying the levels during concurrent illness; they may be misleading. Good luck. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

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Lou Gehrig's: Als also known as lou gehrig's disease is a disease of nerves. It is a progressive loss of muscle strength. Initial symptoms are usually muscle weakness or cramps followed by muscle paralysis in later stages. Difficulty breathing and swallowing are common due to the muscle weakness. There is no cure but there are medications to help with symptom management. ...Read more

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Please tell me what wegeners vasculitis is?

Please tell me what wegeners vasculitis is?

See details: This is a serious systemic vasculitis characterized by inflammatory in medium-sized arteries. Clinical manifestation often start with chronic sinusitis or recurrent lung infiltrates but multiple organs can be involved including the kidneys. It must be treated aggressively to prevent serious complications. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more