What is periarticular sclerosis?
Periarticular sclerosis refers to the narrowing of the surrounding a joint.
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Multiple sclerosis is a serious chronic and progressive illness affecting your body's nerves that can render a person disabled. It affects the brain and spinal cord resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, numbness or thinking ability. Answer It effects the central nervous system -- …the brain and spinal cord. It attacks the myelin covering of the central nervous system, causing inflammation and often destroying the myelin in patches. MS has defined attacks followed by complete or partial recovery. It is difficult to diagnosis the future progression of this disease or specific symptoms to the patient. MS can occur at any age and is usually diagnosed through the ages of 15 - 40. It is 3 times more likely to occur in women than men and is more common in people of Northern European background. Symptoms of MS vision disturbances, extreme fatigue, loss of balance, problems with coordination, stiffness of muscles, speech problems, bladder and bowel problems, short-term memory and partial or complete paralysis. Not all people with MS will experience all these symptoms and the symptoms will improve during periods of remission. Scientists do not know what causes MS, but many doctors believe it's an autoimmune disease. The body's immune system malfunctions and starts attacking the myelin which protects the central nervous system. There is also evidence that MS may be triggered by a common virus and some individuals are more susceptible to developing MS re genetic factors. There is absolutely no evidence that MS is a directly inherited disease. MS is diagnosed in most people with the relapsing-remitting form of MS. Over time some people in this category develop secondary-progressive MS while others may have mild attacks but do not worsen and are considered to have benign MS. There are successful medications for both relapsing-remitting MS and secondary-progressive MS. The treatments have been shown in clinical studies to actually modify the course of the disease and it can decrease the frequency and severity of MS attacks, reduce the number of MS lesions in the brain and slow down the progression of disability. It's important that therapies which are available are taken for the MS symptoms of spasticity, bladder problems, pain and fatigue. MS is not contagious nor directly inherited although research studies are suggesting that genetic factors make certain people more susceptible to developing MS. It is said that there is a cure such as: Repairing damaged myelin and nerve fibers to find a way to stop the damage and stimulate myelin regrowth. The other important research is the repair inured nerve fibers. Virus research is making great progress. Significant progress is being made in understanding how genes may contribute to the development of MS and that research is the largest in the world and in Canada. Since the 1980s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to see into the living brain and to detect MS lesions. MRI allows for faster diagnosis of MS and faster evaluation of potentially useful MS therapies. ( Full Answer )
Multiple sclerosis is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. Multiple Sclerosis is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve c…ells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. Researchers are not sure what triggers the inflammation. The most common theories point to a virus or genetic defect, or a combination of both. Multiple Sclerosis is more likely to occur in northern Europe, the northern United States, southern Australia, and New Zealand than in other areas. Geographic studies indicate there may be an environmental factor involved. ( Full Answer )
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in many different organs, primarily in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin and lungs. You will see it referred to both as tuberous sclerosis (TS) and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The term TSC is used in scientifi…c literature to distinguish tuberous sclerosis complex from Tourette's syndrome.. The disease affects some people severely, while others are so mildly affected that it often goes undiagnosed. Some people with TSC experience developmental delay, mental retardation and autism. However, there are also many people with TSC living independent, healthy lives who enjoy challenging professions such as doctors, lawyers, educators and researchers.. From the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Go to www.tsalliance.org for more information. ( Full Answer )
\nSclerosis is the term used to describe where there has been wear & tear to a bone, and the body has attempted to make the bony area stronger by depositing new bone & calcium into the area.\n. \nThe area shows up as whiter that the rest of the bone in the area (because of the extra calcium)... It …is hardening, induration, or fibrous thickening of tissue. It can be hardening of different tissues such as those of arteries (arteriosclerosis/atherosclerosis), of the skin (scleroderma), of the muscles (one type is Multiple Sclerosis ~ MS), etc. ( Full Answer )
No, it is a genetic disorder.. Actually, it's an autoimmune disorder, although people may have a genetic predisposition for getting MS. You can't catch it, but sometimes an infection (or any other type of stress to the body) can be the trigger which allows it to start.
Unfortunately, there is no vaccination or any other way of preventing MS.. However, I've read studies which suggest that getting plenty of vitamin D in childhood (either from sunshine, or from a diet high in fish oils) may have a protective effect.
The early signs can be many & varied - & may not even mean that the person has MS; the symptoms can include:. Optic neuritis . Numbness or tingling in the limbs . Bladder problems . Difficulties with balance and/or co-ordination . Fatigue
Symptoms can appear at any time between age 20 to 40 ; early signs are optic neuritis (pain on moving eyes, blurred vision, or trouble with bright lights), and tingling/numbness - especially in hands & feet; also problems with balance, or with bladder/bowel. But the symptoms are so varied, you just… never know which one you're gonna be challenged with next! Some people start off with 'benign MS', where they may get an occasional slight symptom which then goes away - sometimes for ages, before it flares up again; benign MS can progress into relapsing/remitting or progressive MS, but possibly not for years. ( Full Answer )
yes, Multiple Sclerosis can affect vision. In fact, loss of vision, blurred vision, etc is an early symptom.
None of my research or reading since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2001 indicates any connection between the MS and Strokes. MS does not cause strokes. The damage that is incurred in a person with MS is related to the Central Nervous System and damage that is done to the nerve path…ways by the body's immune system attacking the insulation (myelin) covering the nerve, thus inhibiting the relay of messages down the that particular nerve pathway. The amount of the damage MS causes is dependent upon where in the brain the nerve insulation is damaged. Different body functions (vision, movement of limbs, speech, and so much more) are controlled by different nerves in different areas of the brain. Thus, bodily functions controlled by the damaged areas of the brain are the ones affected. MS does not affect the vascular system, unless it is in an indirect way. Strokes are caused primarily by blood clots in the arteries and the blood vessels in the brain. When the blood clots, there is no blood flowing past that spot and that means oxygen is not getting carried to the "heart" of the brain where it is needed to carry out normal brain function. The amount of the damage the stroke causes is dependent upon where in the brain the blood clot occurred and the bodily functions that area of the brain controls. Symptoms of MS and Strokes such as impaired vision, speech, mobility and cognition among many others may be similar. But, the causative factor is very different. There is a new hypothesis which directly connects vascular abnormalities with "MS" symptoms, which by the way are exact duplicates of cerebrovascular disease. Check out CCSVI. You'll find the only explanation that makes any sense to me [ iIhave MS for 11 years]Do the reading yourself and make up your own mind. This isn't bee sting therapy or snake venom therapy. Treatment has proven that a majority of MSers have venous abnormalities [ the plaque in MS runs along venous pathways!] My first symptom was heightened sensitivity in both legs..accompanied by a blood pressure of 200/110...now that's stroke material. NO ONE correlated the stroke with the neuro symptoms. Just threw that put the window..ths "attack" came a few months after I had my varicose VEINS stripped in both legs. The paradigm may be shifting.... ( Full Answer )
A person's spine consists of vertebrae which lock together through small bones called facets, thus creating the spine. In facet sclerosis, the facets have become malformed due to thickening and hardening which causes a great deal of discomfort because the spine is not locking together as smoothly as… it should do. ( Full Answer )
I have MS; I was told by an MS peer support group that the only organs that CANNOT be affected by MS are the heart and lungs.
Osteopenia refers to demineralized or under mineralized bones.Periarticular osteopenia is a lowering of density in the area ofbones which surround a joint. Periarticular osteopenia is mostcommon in the hands, but can occur around any joint.
Articular sclerosis is hardening, scarring or plaque buildup ofjoints. This condition typically occurs in bony joint areas likethe knees, hips, and spine.
Discogenic sclerosis is the area of wear and tear to a bone in theback. The deterioration of the discs can cause severe back pain.
I believe you mean "Cirrhosis". liver is not functioning due to sclerosis what is it and how iis treated
Periarticular sclerosis of the SI joint is narrowing of thesurrounding around the joint. The SI joint is the sacroiliac joint.
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is scar tissue that forms in parts of the kidney called glomeruli. The glomeruli serve as filters, helping rid the body of unnecessary or harmful substances."Focal" means that some of the glomeruli become scarred, while others remain normal. "Segmental" means that …only part of an individual glomerulus is damaged. Men and boys are at a slightly larger risk than women and girls. This condition causes 10-15% of all cases of nephrotic syndrome.. ( Full Answer )
I'm from Egypt I'm a female I'm 24 years old I've M S since I've born . I'm taking Baclofen 10 mg /3times a day and V E 1000 Capsule since 20/8/2000 is that enough .please answer me Im a 27yr old female from north east England ive had ms since i was 19yr. I previously took beta-interferon injections… but since stopped taking it after 2years of taking it as i felt it was doing me no good and now i just take shop bought vitamins and havent had a relapse for a long time I do still have problems though like bladder infections which make me walk strange, balance, dizziness, fatigue are amongst some of the problems i experience. I feel sometimes people know what is best for them rather than doc's etc so if it works for you carry on i say I live in northeast USA and I've had ms since I was 32 years old I am Maria from Ohio I have had ms since 2000 I am 36y old ( Full Answer )
It is the thickening of the bone in response to increased stress on the joint and is a sign of osteoarthritis. This is just one of a number of changes that appear on a pelvic x ray it is also a sign that your arthritis is more advanced. The hip will deteriorate more over time until joint space is na…rrowed causing constant pain. It is a good idea to see a orthopedic surgeon for treatment options. Also visit this website totaljoints/info.com ( Full Answer )
Subarticular sclerosis is the hardening or thickening of the bonebeneath the joint or articulation. It is diagnosed through anX-ray.
Aortic sclerosis is more common in the elderly population. Aorticsclerosis begins with the accumulation of calcium causingthickening of the aorta which in turn may result in a murmur.
This seems to be related with Ankylosing spondylitis and for more info on this Go to the related link below
There are a number of reasons for back pain including; scoliosis,ankylosing spondylitis, whiplash, shoulder pain, slipped disc andsciatica. Lumbar sclerosis could be another reason it is caused byirregular tissue calcification of the spine; it is a deteriorationdisease.
Lichen sclerosis is a rare disease that causes patches of skin toturn white. It can be painful or itchy and scarring may result inthe area.
In short, no. A sclerosis is a scar left by an autoimmune mechanism. For example, in MS, the scars left on nerve fibers following autoimmune attacks on them are scleroses, cholesterol-based plaques which remain behind. Cancer is the uncontrolled overgrowth of abnormal tissue cells. It is not the …result of an autoimmune mechanism. In some cases, the causes of cancers is well known, but in many cancers, the cause is unknown. Regeneration of body cells is a normal process which occurs through cell division, cell useful life, and eventually cell death. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells divide too quickly, or when body cells "forget" how to die. ( Full Answer )
Multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous system in the brain and spinal column by hardening the material (myelin) that insulates and protects the nerves. Once the insulation is destroyed, the nerve can no longer transmit signals properly, much like an electrical wire that has been shorted.
how can somebody prononce it to you over wikianswers!! The c in sclerosis is sounded out like a k and the o is a hard o. So if you break the word up it sounds like: SKLE-ROW-SIS
Prednisone is a steroid-based anti-inflammatory. It can be used via injection, taken orally, or in some forms, can be inhaled if needed. It essentially helps to control inflammation of body tissues. When a person is experiencing a "relapse" (or a period of worsening MS disease condition), in many… cases it is caused by swelling of a nerve. For example, optic neuritis, a very common symptom of MS, is caused by inflammation of the optic nerve. Prednisone is thought to control the swelling of the nerve fibers and therefore reduce the duration of the symptoms. However, studies have shown that in some cases, treatment with prednisone did not appreciably reduce the severity or duration of the relapse. Additionally, prednisone is a symptomatic treatment. It treats the symptoms of the disease. It does nothing to affect the overall disease course. There are other FDA-approved medications that can reduce the severity and duration of relapses, as well as slowing the progression of the disease, like Avonex, Betaseron, Copaxone, Rebif, and Tysabri. ( Full Answer )
Multiple sclerosis can affect different people in different ways, but it essentially affects the central nervous system leading to nerve damage throughout the body and parts of the spinal cord and brain. Although MS affects every patient differently, the disease can severely affect a person's abilit…y to move freely, communicate, and have proper urinary and bowl control. I found some really good information on Boston Medical Group's website devoted to Multiple Sclerosis. http://www.multiplesclerosiserectiledysfunction.com/ ( Full Answer )
there is no known cure for ms. just meds to keep the disease in remission.
Sclerosis of the distal clavicle is abnormal hardening of the part of the collarbone farthest from the breastbone. There are many possible causes, including injury, toxic ingestion, and disease.
No other consumable substance on the face of the earth has been studied more than aspartame. Over 30 years and over 200 scientific studies (the REAL kind, with words like "double-blind," "placebo-controlled," and "randomized" in their titles) have proven, re-proven, and reaffirmed, that aspartame is… safe. Researchers have spent a great deal of time reviewing every claim by people who believe that aspartame causes everything from MS (which, by the way, no one knows the cause, and has been documented for over 200 years, LONG before aspartame was even invented) to migraines and bulging eyes. Not a single claim of any cause has panned out under true scientific scrutiny. If you do have "proof" that aspartame causes any sort of disorder, look through your proof and see if there are any scientific studies that were done. Scientific studies use the big words above -- randomized, placebo-controlled, and double-blind. Those tenets of a true scientific study ensure that there is no bias in the group and that the substance is tested against a "placebo," or a control substance. In essence, if there is no appreciable difference between the group which took the tested substance and the group which took a placebo, you can say that the substance did not appreciably contribute to those people developing the symptom in question. Now, to more of the scientific detail. Aspartame is a compound made of two ingredients: aspartic acid, and phenylalanine. When aspartame is consumed, it is broken down in the body into three components: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. These three substances are then absorbed by the body and used in natural body processes, the same way your body uses those three substances when they are derived from food. None of the components of aspartame, nor aspartame itself, builds up in the body. The amounts of the three substances derived from aspartame are far smaller than you would get from food as well. For example, if you were to have a glass of tomato juice, you'd get about six times the methanol than you'd get from an aspartame-sweetened drink of roughly the same size. A glass of skim milk would give you six times the phenylalanine and thirteen times the aspartic acid you'd get from an equivalent aspartame-sweetened drink. In short, hundreds of scientific studies over the past three decades have all resulted in the same outcome, and the same conclusion: aspartame is safe. ( Full Answer )
The fatty sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord (are damaged). Addendum to above answer: Multiple sclerosis affects the nerve cells that travel to the brain and the spinal column. Take a look at the Related Links for more information.
Results from a hip x-ray - what is periarticular sclerosis and spurring along the superior acetabulum?
Periarticular sclerosis is hardening of the bone around the joint. Spurring along the superior acetabulum is arthritic changes in the upper part of the socket. This is arthritis in the hip.
" Sclerosi multipla " is an Italian equivalent of "multiple sclerosis." Specifically, the feminine singular noun " sclerosi " means "sclerosis." Its singular definite article is " la " ("the"). Its singular indefinite article is " una " ("a, one"). The feminine singular adjective " multipla " means… "multiple." The pronunciation is "skleh-ROH-see MOOL-tee-plah." ( Full Answer )
Sclerosis is the medical term for the stiffening of a structure. Like when the tissue of an organ is replaced by connective tissue. So in this case it would be the hardening of the audio. There have been several reported cases of audio sclerosis through out history but there has been much more docum…entation over the last 70 years. One of the earliest well documented cases of audio sclerosis is that of Elvis Presley. Before Elvis most audio was rather soft. But with songs like Hound Dog and Jailhouse Rock audio really began to harden. Bands like Black Sabbath, Type O Negative, Marilyn Manson, As I Lay Dying, and Dethclock were also contributors to sclerosis of the audio. ( Full Answer )
research has shown that several autoimmune diseases, including MS, share a common genetic link. In other words, patients with MS might share common genes with family members that have other autoimmune diseases
It depends on several factors such as, family history and geological location. Women are at higher risk than men.
ALS is known to affect two to three people per 100,000. Tentative estimates of the occurrence of PLS are on the order of one person in 10 million
Diagnosis is based on the observance of the muscle weakness and theprogressive worsening of the weakness. The diagnosis can be delayedbecause the disease is mistaken for ALS. What rules out most is afull EMG, Mayo had me do. With all tests In 4 months I wasdiagnosed and that was a fast results! Prai…se to God you don't haveit! ( Full Answer )
Yes! PLS is a slowly progressive Motor Neuron Disease which is an Upper Motor Neuron Dominant form of ALS. This is an untreatable condition but symptoms can be somewhat managed with medication to help improve the quality of Life
No , Multiple sclerosis is more of a neurological disease . ~ Look to the link below .
Facets are particular joints in your spine. Hypertrophic means roughly: "overgrown" or "excessive in size". Sclerosis can refer to a hardening of tissue or (on x-ray) an apparent "whitening" of an area/region. So... hypertrophic facet sclerosis means that (some) joints in the spine look overgrown…. And (since I'm guessing this was diagnosed via x-ray) the sclerosis refers to the extra whiteness that shows up on the x-ray in the area of those joints. It's a fancy way of saying, "there's more wear and tear in these joints than normal." When bone is under stress it reacts by laying down more calcium and becoming bigger in that area. This can commonly be seen in the bones of athletes, people who have suffered chronic trauma, and many otherwise normal, often non-symptomatic individuals. ( Full Answer )
MS is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body's nerve cells, destroying the myelin shealth surrounding the nerve fiber. In its place, hard, plaque-like scars form, called "scleroses". Thus the term "Multiple Sclerosis", or "many scars".
In multiple sclerosis, the immune system destroys the myelin sheath (sort of like wire insulation) surrounding the nerves and in doing so interrupts the signals along the path of the nervous system.
No. Spirochetes are infectious bacteria. MS is an autoimmunedisease that results from an unknown stimulus (possibly pathogens)in susceptible individuals.
No but many levaquin side effexts are similar to MS. I was treatedwith this drug and for about 4 years believed I had MS.
MS is an autoimmune disease, which means that the body's immune system turns on itself and starts attacking body systems. When the body starts attacking nerve cells and destroying the myelin sheath surrounding nerve cells, the damaged areas are replaced with a hard, plaque-like scar called a scleros…is. It is actually made of cholesterol, but it is an area of decreased signal transmission through the nerve fiber which causes the associated muscle weakness. ( Full Answer )
Multiple sclerosis onset usually occurs in young adults, and it is more common in women.