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My father is the patient of Cerebral Atrophy, is there any cure by ozone treatment for CA?

since last 5 year my father is on the bed, he cannot move, due to Cereberal Atrophy. Neuro Physician have no medicine for this disease. can any body let me know if the Ozone treatments are helpful in recovry?

I recommend you to read this: http://www.healthmedicalinformation.com/the-official-patients-sourcebook-on-cerebral-atrophy-a-revised-and-updated-directory-for-the-internet-age

All the best  (+ info)

If a nerve was severed and recieved therapy but still didn't work, why would the muscle be atrophied ?

If someone severed a nerve in an accident and had extensive physical therapy but is not continually working, why are the muscles atrophied ?

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Is it possible for a newborn to be diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

Is it possible for a newborn to be diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy if there was never any family history of SMA? The parents do not even carry recessive genes of SMA.
I've researched SMA and I've read that it can only be inherited.

Usually nobody in the family even knows that they carry the gene. The way the check is through a blood test and what they are checking for is if the child is missing the Survival Motor Neuron. My precious baby boy had Spinal Muscular Atrophy and I can tell you we had no family histroy of it either. If somebody you know has it or you think might have it I promise I'll keep them in our prayers. God Bless   (+ info)

What other than Alsheimers would cause atrophy of the frontal lobes of the brain?

These are some I researched and found:
Pick's Disease also known as Frontotemporal Dementia.
Frontal lobe epilepsy
Parkinson's Disease

Click these links for more info:
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/5/845  (+ info)

In an unfit person, someone with a large gut, will abdominal muscles undergo muscular atrophy?

When I say unfit. I mean a normal individual who does not excersize and has a gut. Im not referring to people who are bedridden or have other disabilities.

They wouldn't undergo muscular atrophy, as their muscles are being used to hoist all that extra fat around.  (+ info)

Did the Infantile Spasm cause cerebral atrophy or It is the opposite way?

My 13 months old baby has Infantile Spasm and I did the C T Scan to his brain and I found he has a cerebral atrophy , did the Infantile Spasm cause the cerebral atrophy or It is the opposite way ?

Infantile Spasm (West Syndrome) has many causes. One cause of Infantile Spasm is cerebral atrophy.  (+ info)

If one omit's exercise from their life for upwards of six months, is one prone to muscular atrophy?

If somebody were to not exercise often (less than twice a week, not even with strenuous workout activity) for about six months and basically sit around for that amount of time, would they suffer from muscles not working correctly, and if so, are they reparable?

First, thank you for a nicely worded, properly punctuated and properly composed question.

However, I'm not sure I know the answer to your question. I don't exercise much, being that I've been indoors all winter with a now six month old daughter, but at the same time, I don't really sit all day, either. I'm not sure of her weight, but I'm frequently lifting her, holding her, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if she were around 15 pounds. Yet, my muscles do seem to work correctly. I still walk wonderfully, I can still use my arms well which is great considering how much I hold my daughter, etc. They're just a little rusty from unuse which I feel from when I do frequently walk. I'm sure my body will tell me that when I can finally get out and start walking again.

I suppose though, it is possible for one's muscles to totally tighten up and be unusable.  (+ info)

What steps might minimize atrophy of the skeletal muscles in patients confined to bed for prolonged times?

I'd heard recently that NASA is doing a study RE this question. The participants would be confined to bed for 6 weeks. In general, using muscles is key, being out of bed, for instance, and any other physical therapy that is practical. But if this question involves spinal injury as the underlying problem, then no, there is no way to avert muscle atrophy.  (+ info)

How long does it take for a hairline fracture in the ribs to heal?

One day I rode my bike (stunt riding), lost balance and a jumped off my bike and the fence next to the obstacle broke my fall and put a hairline fracture in my left rib.

I let it heal for about 8 days and then I lightly jogged, lifted 2.5kg weight plates so that my muscles would not suffer atrophy.

Rode again yesterday and it began hurting a lot again causing discomfort. I can't jump my bike and do rigorous movements without feeling discomfort again.

I've been drinking milk lately as well to get more calcium to my bones.

How long does it take for a hairline fracture in the ribs to heal?

Rib Fractures should heal within two months time.  (+ info)

What exercises can I do to avoid atropy when recovering from a sprained foot?

I sprained my right foot 3 weeks ago, and I don't want to gain back the 90 pounds I've lost already. My doc says to keep off it and wrap in ACE bandage. I can barely walk 100 feet, but am getting bad atrophy in the arms, legs, and abdomen as I can't make it to gym. What exercises can I do?

Talk to a physical therapist and/or your doctor. Explain your problems and they can devise a plan to help keep the muscle there.

At pt, they have a thing that sends electrical impulses through your muscles to get them to work. Also, maybe you coudl things that wouldn't have you bear weight on the foot. Perhaps straight leg raises while lying down?

Good luck :)

Atrophy is my worst enemy

Knee injury caused me to lose so my of my hard worked for muscle.  (+ info)

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