Brain & Nerve

Stroke African Americans

Stroke and African Americans

Summary A stroke is a potentially life-threatening event in which part of the brain is deprived of adequate oxygen. African Americans are at greater risk of stroke than any other ethnic group. African Americans also have both a higher likelihood of stroke at an earlier age and a greater risk of overall mortality compared to …

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Proximal neuropathy

Proximal Neuropathy – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Lumbosacral Plexus Neuropathy, Diabetic Amyotrophy, Bruns Garland Syndrome, Amyotrophy Summary Proximal neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that causes pain and weakness in the hips, thighs and buttocks. The symptoms may grow more severe as the condition worsens. For many people, proximal neuropathy interferes with the ability to stand from a sitting …

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy – Causes, Signs and symptoms

Also called: Distal Sensory Neuropathy, Somatic Neuropathy, Sensory Neuropathy, Somatic Peripheral Neuropathy, Diffuse Neuropathy Summary Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which damage to nerves prevents the peripheral nervous system (PNS) from effectively communicating messages between the brain and rest of the body. It may develop from birth or later in life as the result …

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Guillain Barré syndrome

Guillain Barre Syndrome – Causes, Types, Treatment

Also called: Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy, GBS, Infectious Polyneuritis, Landry’s Ascending Paralysis, Acute Idiopathic Polyneuritis Summary Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare neuromuscular condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the nerves of the peripheral nervous system – nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. GBS can cause sensory abnormalities such as tingling in the …

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis – Causes, Signs and symptoms, Treatment

Also called: Stomach Paralysis, Delayed Gastric Emptying, DGE Summary Gastroparesis is a condition in which food or liquid passes too slowly from the stomach into the small intestine. It is also called delayed gastric emptying or stomach paralysis, and often occurs in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Gastroparesis is usually caused by …

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