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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354027

Oct 15th, 2021 - Diagnosis Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is difficult to diagnose early because it can mimic other neurological diseases. Tests to rule out other conditions might include: Electromyogram (EMG). Your doctor inserts a needle electrode through your skin into various muscles. The test evaluates the electrical activity of your muscles when they contract and when they're at rest. Abnormalities in musc...

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20354030

Oct 15th, 2021 - ALS care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in neuromuscular conditions (neurologists) work closely with doctors trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatrists), physical and occupational therapists, nutrition specialists (dietitians), nurses, social workers, and others to care for people with ALS. Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more tha...

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354022

Oct 15th, 2021 - Overview Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a-my-o-TROE-fik LAT-ur-ul skluh-ROE-sis), or ALS, is a progressive nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, causing loss of muscle control. ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease, after the baseball player who was diagnosed with it. Doctors usually don't know why ALS occurs. Some cases are inherited. ALS often begins...

Optic neuritis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/optic-neuritis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354958

Sep 29th, 2021 - Diagnosis You're likely to see an ophthalmologist for a diagnosis, which is generally based on your medical history and an exam. The ophthalmologist likely will perform the following eye tests: A routine eye exam. Your eye doctor will check your vision and your ability to perceive colors and measure your side (peripheral) vision. Ophthalmoscopy. During this examination, your doctor shines a bri...

Optic neuritis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/optic-neuritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354953

Sep 29th, 2021 - Overview Optic nerve Open pop-up dialog box Close Optic nerve Optic nerve The optic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers that serves as the communication cable between your eyes and your brain. The nerve fibers have a special coating called myelin. Optic neuritis occurs when swelling (inflammation) damages the optic nerve — a bundle of nerve fibers that transmits visual information from your eye t...

Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/primary-lateral-sclerosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353968

Aug 21st, 2021 - Overview Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) is a type of motor neuron disease that causes the nerve cells in the brain that control movement to fail over time. PLS causes weakness in your voluntary muscles, such as those you use to control your legs, arms and tongue. You may experience movement problems, such as difficulty with balance, slow movements and clumsiness. You may eventually experience ...

Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/primary-lateral-sclerosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353972

Aug 21st, 2021 - Diagnosis There is no single test that confirms a diagnosis of primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). In fact, because the disease can mimic signs and symptoms of other neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and ALS, your doctor is likely to order several tests to rule out other diseases. After taking a careful record of your medical history and family history and performing a neurological ...

Tennis Elbow: What it is, Causes, Sy
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/7049-tennis-elbow-lateral-epicondylitis

Jun 17th, 2021 - Overview What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow is an overuse injury that occurs when tendons (tissues that attach muscles to bones) become overloaded, leading to inflammation, degeneration and potential tearing. It commonly affects tennis players who grip their racquets too tightly. But anyone can develop this painful condition, medically known as lateral epicondylitis. How common is tennis elbow?...

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: What Is It, Sym
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16729-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als

Jun 15th, 2021 - Overview What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)? Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a type of motor neuron disease. It’s also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS affects motor neurons — nerves that control your voluntary muscles. Voluntary muscles are the ones you use for actions like chewing, talking and moving your arms and legs. ALS is progressive, meaning that the symptoms get wo...

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors/symptoms-causes/syc-20352489

Jun 5th, 2021 - Overview Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) are a group of cancers that can occur in the hormone-producing cells of the pancreas. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, also known as islet cell cancers, are very rare. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors begin in small hormone-producing cells (islet cells) normally found in your pancreas. Some pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cells continue to secre...

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20370931

May 25th, 2021 - Chronic traumatic encephalopathy care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), and psychiatry and psychology will work with you and your family to develop your treatment plan if you have had a traumatic brain injury or have a neurodegenerative condition. Advanced diagnosis and treatment Mayo Clinic doct...

Knee Pain in Teens: Causes, Symptoms, Trea
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16716-knee-pain-in-teens

Apr 30th, 2021 - Overview Anatomy of the front of a normal knee. Why would a teenager have knee pain? Knee pain isn’t a condition that only happens to older people. Despite being young, your teenager can develop knee pain too. Knee pain in teens is a common result of overuse, but also results from specific knee injuries (from a blow to the knee, falls, or abnormal twisting or bending) and medical conditions tha...

Anhidrosis (Lack of Sweat): Symptoms,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15891-anhidrosis-lack-of-sweat

Apr 19th, 2021 - Overview What is anhidrosis? Anhidrosis is a condition in which you can’t sweat (perspire) normally in one or more areas of your body. Sweating helps remove heat from your body so you can cool down. If you can’t sweat, your body overheats, which can be dangerous and even life-threatening. How common is anhidrosis? It’s not known how many people have anhidrosis. Many people with mild cases may n...

Mononeuropathy: What is It
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16014-mononeuropathy

Mar 24th, 2021 - Overview Compression of the median nerve in the wrist causes the most common form of mononeuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome. What is mononeuropathy? Mononeuropathy is damage that occurs to a single nerve. This damage can cause an individual pain, loss of movement and/or numbness. Mononeuropathy can be caused by a variety of factors including trauma, compression and inflammation. These can lead ...

Tennis elbow - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tennis-elbow/symptoms-causes/syc-20351987

Feb 25th, 2021 - Overview Tennis elbow Open pop-up dialog box Close Tennis elbow Tennis elbow The pain of tennis elbow occurs primarily where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony prominence on the outside of your elbow. The pain may result from tiny tears in the tendon. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by...

Uveitis: Symptoms, Causes,
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Feb 23rd, 2021 - Overview What is uveitis? Uveitis is a general term used to describe a group of diseases that cause red eyes, eye pain and inflammation. These diseases typically affect the uvea, the eye’s middle layer. They can also affect other parts of the eye. If not treated, uveitis can cause permanent blindness or vision loss. Does uveitis affect both eyes? Uveitis may develop in one eye or both eyes. It ...

Bipolar disorder - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355955

Feb 16th, 2021 - Overview Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression). When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than mania), you may feel euphoric, fu...

Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Symptoms, Causes, Diag
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Feb 10th, 2021 - Overview What is multiple sclerosis (MS)? Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. With these conditions, your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. In people with MS, the immune system attacks cells in the myelin, the protective sheath that surrounds nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Damage to the myelin sheath interrupts nerve signals from your brain to other parts of yo...

Sexual Dysfunction in Females: Types,
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9123-sexual-dysfunction-in-females

Feb 2nd, 2021 - Overview What is sexual dysfunction? Sexual dysfunction can happen to an individual or a couple. It refers to any problem that prevents pleasure during the sexual response cycle. This cycle includes four phases: Motivation, or desire. Arousal. Orgasm. Resolution. What are the types of sexual dysfunction in women? Sexual dysfunction in women is a disorder that can take many forms and have many c...

Itchy skin (pruritus) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/itchy-skin/symptoms-causes/syc-20355006

Jan 6th, 2021 - Overview Itchy skin is an uncomfortable, irritating sensation that makes you want to scratch. Also known as pruritus (proo-RIE-tus), itchy skin is often caused by dry skin. It's common in older adults, as skin tends to become drier with age. Depending on the cause of your itchiness, your skin may appear normal, red, rough or bumpy. Repeated scratching can cause raised thick areas of skin that m...