Posts Tagged ‘Brain and nerves’

Alzheimer’s Disease

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Brain & nerves, Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions

(Alzheimer’s Dementia)

Alzheimer’s Disease – Definition

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that destroys brain cells. People with this disease slowly lose the ability to learn, function, and remember. It is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a loss in mental abilities that is great enough to interfere with daily life.

Acoustic Neuroma

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Brain & nerves, Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions

(Neurilemoma; Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Schwannoma)

Acoustic Neuroma – Definition

An acoustic neuroma is a tumor that grows on the nerve leading from the brainstem to the ear. This nerve play a role in hearing and maintaining your balance. Acoustic neuromas grow relatively slowly. It is a benign tumor which mean it is not cancer. However, this condition can still cause serious problems.

Multiple Sclerosis – Adult

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in All bones, muscles, or joints of arm, Arm conditions, Bones, muscles or joints legs, Brain & nerves, Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions, Legs conditions, Muscles and skeleton conditions

Multiple Sclerosis – Definition

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. It is a chronic condition that can be disabling.

There are several types of MS:

  • Relapsing-remitting MS — Symptoms suddenly reappear periodically. They last for a few weeks or months, then go back into remission (a period with no symptoms). Symptoms may get worse with each occurrence.
  • Primary progressive MS — Symptoms gradually worsen after symptoms first appear. Relapses and remissions usually do not occur.
  • Secondary progressive MS — After years of relapses and remissions, symptoms suddenly begin to progressively worsen.
  • Progressive relapsing MS — Symptoms gradually worsen after symptoms first appear. One or more relapses may also occur.

Shingles

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Arm conditions, Brain & nerves, Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions, Skin arm conditions, Skin conditions, Skin conditions on legs

(Herpes Zoster; Post-herpetic Neuralgia)

Shingles – Definition

Shingles is a painful infection of the nerves and skin.

Shingles – Causes

It is caused by the varicella zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occurs in people who have had chickenpox. After causing the first chickenpox infection, the virus is not totally eliminated from the body. Some of the remaining virus settles in nerve roots near the spinal cord. Once reactivated, the virus travels along nerve paths to the skin. There it causes pain and a rash.

Lyme Disease

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in All bones, muscles, or joints of arm, Arm conditions, Bones, muscles or joints legs, Brain & nerves, Disease, Condition & Injury, Head & neck conditions, Legs conditions, Muscles and skeleton conditions, Skin arm conditions, Skin conditions, Skin conditions on legs

Lyme Disease – Definition

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection. The infection is spread from the bite of an infected deer tick.

Lyme Disease – Causes

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria found in some deer ticks. An infected tick passes Lyme disease to humans through its bite.

If untreated, the bacteria can pass into the blood. The blood will carry it through the body. The bacteria may then settle in various body tissue. The spread of the infection can cause a number of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe.