Multiple sclerosis is not a painful disease, right? Wrong. The pain associated with MS can vary from an occasional annoyance to a constant, excruciating distraction.
For years, it was believed that MS was a painless disease. However a systemic review of the literature discussing pain in MS revealed that almost 50% of people living with MS report having pain. Of those reporting pain, 75% of patients had experienced pain within the month prior to the assessment or survey.
If my experience had been included in one of the surveys, I would have been included in the 75% reporting recent pain. The type of pain I have is called neuropathic pain which is caused by nerve damage in the brain and/or spinal cord. When the myelin (insulation for the nerve fibers) becomes damaged, the nerve signals can become distorted and ‘short circuit.’ The result is unpredictable and often painful.
My neuropathic pain began with a case of...
I hope you can help me. I lose my vision in my left eye for at least 15 to 20 minutes then I get numbness in my left hand and face for a few minutes then I get a headache on the right side of my head and it last for three days I went to the doctor for it before and he said it was my body telling I was getting a migraine is this true? thank you, tony.
The lost vision, numbness, and headache you describe could be Migraine symptoms. They would not, however be symptoms that your body is telling you that you're getting a Migraine. By the time these symptoms occur in a Migraine, the Migraine has already started. Vision loss and numbness can occur during the second phase of a Migraine attack, the aura. The headache would be the third phase, the headache phase. You can read more about the possible phases of a Migraine attack and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine .
Are you talking about total loss of vision - blindnes...
Congestive heart failure - left
The goals of treatments are:
Treat the disease that is causing the heart failure
Relieve stress on the heart
Reduce risks of worsening heart failure
You should see a heart specialist. You may need to stay in the hospital when symptoms are severe.
Treatment may involve surgery or cardiac catheterization to open blocked heart arteries, medicines for high blood pressure, and lifestyle changes such as stopping drinking alcohol.
Persons with heart failure should eat less salt, avoid alcohol, and exercise moderately.
Medicines that may be used include:
Diuretics such as furosemide (Lasix) or spironolactone (Aldactone) to help the body get rid of extra fluid
Beta blockers and ACE inhibitors to reduce the stress on the heart and to prevent further muscle damage and scarring
Digoxin to increase muscle strength and slow down abnormally fast ...
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