Triglycerides are the most common form of fat found in our bodies. The word triglyceride describes this fat's chemical structure. Its chemical backbone is made up of glyceride (a carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen molecule) with three (tri) attached fatty acid chains. It is also the most common form of fat in vegetable oil and animal fat. Triglycerides are very important as they serve as one of our main energy reserves. They have more than twice the energy as an equivalent amount of carbohydrate or protein. Triglycerides can be absorbed from food through the intestine. Fat cannot freely circulate in the blood, and when we absorb triglycerides or fatty-acids in food, they are repackaged as triglycerides in a fat-protein transporter called a chylomicron. Our body can also make its own triglycerides when we eat more energy than we use, and the energy consumed does not necessarily have to come from fat. The liver can create a fat-protein ...
Neuropathy - distal median nerve
Pain in the wrist or hand that wakes you up at night
May be severe Pain may be felt in other areas, for example in the upper arm (this is called referred pain)
Sensation changes in the thumb and pointer (index), middle, and part of the ring fingers, such as:
Weakness of the hand that causes you to:
Drop things Have difficulty grasping objects
Signs and tests
Your doctor will examine your wrist and ask questions about your medical history. The examination may show decreased sensation in the thumb side of the hand. This is called the "radial" side. There may be weakness of the thumb and difficulty using it to pinch.
Tests that reveal distal median nerve dysfunction may include:
Nerve conduction tests
Tests are ...
“Sciatica” is an old world term that refers to leg pain felt down the back of the thigh into the calf and foot. What about thigh pain? What about buttock pain? Unfortunately, “sciatica” has been wrongly applied to all types and locations of leg pain. In 1948, the use of the word “sciatica” was declared “unhelpful” by a leading orthopedic specialist because it is limited to a certain location and really does not address the origin of the pain. Over the years, many older medical terms like sciatica have become archaic as the newer research technologies give doctors clearer definitions and a better understanding of the human body. Leg pain that comes from the low back is most accurately categorized as referred pain or neurogenic pain. These terms apply to all locations and address the origin of the pain. With these newer terms, the antiquated word, “sciatica”, has no place in the modern world. Sally has been waking up with right ...
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