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can wernicke's encephalopathy thiamine deficiency lesions look like multiple sclerosis lesions?

I was diagnosed with ms 4 years ago after months of not eating and 3 weeks of vomiting I had a bout of double vision. Mri revealed multiple lesions.

good question, glad you asked. Wernicke's and Ms are completely two different animals. Wernicke is casued by long tern and chronic alocholism. It does not lead to brain lesions per se, but leads to atrophy in the brain and yes you are right, one of the chief reasons is long standing thiamine deficiencey. MS lesions are rare, but can occur. But again, they will appear as atropied areas of the brain as this is an immune disease which casues generalized wasting of the cels. The facto that you are having double vision makes me wonder if you have a carcinoma somethere. Good luck!!  (+ info)

What could be a trigger factor of multiple sclerosis?

There are a few theories about what could trigger multiple sclerosis:
Vitamin D deficiency, some latent virus in the body, or a prion.
What is your opinion?

Many investigators believe MS to be an autoimmune disease -- one in which the body, through its immune system, launches a defensive attack against its own tissues. In the case of MS, it is the nerve-insulating myelin that comes under assault. Such assaults may be linked to an unknown environmental trigger, perhaps a virus.  (+ info)

WHich is not related to Vitamin D deficiency? Multiple Choice?

Which of the following health problems is not associated with vitamin D deficiency?

a. osteomalacia
b. rickets
c. bone malformations
d. skin cancer

Considering i dont know what a ricket is i'de go with that

A. Softening of bones- lack of vitamin D

C.lack of vitamin D can cause them

D. Sun releases Vitamin D at a rapid rate through the skin so.

Good luck  (+ info)

If you have a vitamin deficiency, how long will it take for the dietary supplement to make a difference?

I have multiple vitamin defienciey and have been taking a dietary supplement that gives me 100% of all but one of the vitamins, (only gives the other one 50%). How long will it take before the supplement begins to make a difference.
5 vitamins/minerals. Vitamin A, B, E, Zinc and Chromium

Vitamins A, D, E, and K are "fat soluble" which means they hang around in your body and are dissolved in the fatty parts of your make up. The other vitamins are "water soluble", so they leave your body when you urinate.  (+ info)

Plz help with this Multiple Choice Question on Protein deficiency?

Please help me with this question below.As far as i know both are protien malnutrition deficiencies. I think the correct answer is Edema but not sure, and am having a hard time finding the answer in my book and online! Please help. and dont forget to EXPLAIN your answer too! thanks!

1) Identify the symptom/characteristics that is indicative to Kwashiorkor, and not to Marasmus.

a. Most commonly seen in children from 6-18 months of age
b. Develops slowly (chronic)
c. Edema
d. Low body temperature
e. No body fat

....So, Do you agree? is it C-Edema or another answer? WHY? thanks

Changes in skin pigment
Decreased muscle mass
Failure to gain weight and grow
Hair changes (change in color or texture)
Increased and more severe infections due to damaged immune system
Large belly that sticks out (protrudes)
Lethargy or apathy
Loss of muscle mass
Rash (dermatitis)
Shock (late stage)
Swelling (edema)

C- is correct  (+ info)

What vitamin deficiency causes bumps and sores at the corners of your mouth?

My 16 month old daughter has small bumps on the inside corner of her mouth and a sore on the outside corner of one lip. Is that a sign of vitamin deficiency. She does not seem bothered by them.

Could be vitamin B12, but I am not certain.

Top Ten foods highest in vitamin B12:
http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-B12.php  (+ info)

What is the deficiency of food causes weight loss due to thyroid disorder?

I am taking methimozole along with multivitimins tablets for thyroid disorder for the last 10 days. I have been prescribed these medicines for two months. In addition to it, what food I should take more to meet the deficiency. I have no other health problem. I am regularly doing physical exercises for the last 10 years. I wonder how it happened? can any expert please explain?

Hyperthyroidism is characterized by hypermetabolism and elevated serum levels of free thyroid hormones. Symptoms are many but include tachycardia, fatigue, weight loss, and tremor. Diagnosis is clinical and with thyroid function tests. Treatment depends on cause.(Merck)
Major clinical signs of Hyperthyroidism include weight loss (often accompanied by a ravenous appetite), anxiety, intolerance to heat, fatigue, hair loss, weakness, hyperactivity, irritability, apathy, depression, polyuria, polydipsia, and sweating.(Wikipedia)
Methimazole is used to treat hyperthyroidism, a condition that occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. It is also taken before thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine therapy.(MedlinePlus)
Methimazole and propylthiouracil are used to treat conditions in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone.
These medicines work by making it harder for the body to use iodine to make thyroid hormone. They do not block the effects of thyroid hormone that was made by the body before their use was begun.(MayoClinic).  (+ info)

How does iron deficiency affect the composition of blood?

I have a good friend who is diagnosed with iron deficiency, although she is getting better i want to know more about her sickness. Please answer.

Iron deficiency makes it harder for your blood to provide oxygen to your body. So you could feel tired or out of breath. It's not that uncommon in women. I think, but do not know, that's it's because they have to replace the menstrual loss every month. There could be other more serious problems causing the deficiency - ask your friend about the diagnosis.

Iron-poor blood is less dense than iron-rich. When you donate blood, they'll put a drop into a special solution to see if it sinks. If it floats, there isn't enough iron. If it sinks like a rock, there's plenty.  (+ info)

What deficiency is it when you see bright dots flying in front of your eyes?

I mean when I are just not exactly looking at anythign in particular but you see bright dots/sparks flying away near your line of vision.

Weird? I thought so.But I figured this is a kind of deficiency.I remembered seeing this during pregnancy.I was anaemic then?Does this mean I am anaemic?


I thought floaters were usually dark.
My Mom had the sparks once and was told to get to a Dr. to have her eyes checked immediately. Sometimes this is an indication of something happening within your eye. I can't remember for sure but I think it has something to do with the retina separating?
Anyhow....check it out. Perhaps it is more substantial at my mom's age, but it's better to be safe then sorry!
All the best!  (+ info)

What deficiency may be the cause of my strange food craving?

I am wondering if anyone knows if this is a sign of a vitamin and/or mineral deficiency, and if so which ones? Lately, I've had this thing for English muffins topped with cream cheese and pickles??? Maybe just stress? I'm sure I'm not pregnant (on birth control), but I have heard that strange food cravings can mean that your body is lacking something. Does anyone know?

stress can be a big factor, yes. You may also not be consuming enough fats or sugar, but this doesn't mean you have to overdo it. Did you eat enough in the past days?  (+ info)

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