Archive for the ‘Nurology’ Category
Nerve root is a portion of the nerve attached to the spinal cord which there are 31 pairs.
On leaving the spine, the spinal nerve may be compressed by:
A herniated disc of cartilage between two vertebrae. This disc is usually a buffer between two vertebrae where it is placed.
Edema that this level can also be an injury likely to cause a loss of sensation or drive to an area or part of the body.
A weakening of the nerve root is another form of disease by:
Injury to the spinal nerve.
Vitamin deficiency (especially B group).
Intoxication. Read the rest of this entry »
It is a testament to the speed of signals through a nerve.
How the test is performed
Place Patches called surface electrodes, similar to those used for ECG, the skin over the nerve at various locations. Each patch gives off a very mild electrical impulse that stimulates the nerve.
The nerve’s resulting electrical activity is recorded by the other electrodes. The distance between the electrodes and the time it takes for electrical impulses to travel between electrodes are used to determine the speed of nerve signals.
Usually, an electromyography was done at the same time as this test. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Cancer Institute (NCI, for short) defines neuropathy as a problem in peripheral nerve function (any part of the nervous system except the brain and spinal cord) that causes pain, numbness, tingling, swelling and muscle weakness in various parts of the body.
In cancer patients, the neuropathy is usually triggered by chemotherapy agents, but may be caused or worsened by other conditions and factors such as diabetes, kidney failure, alcoholism and malnutrition, injuries, toxic chemical exposure and infections. The body parts most affected by chemotherapy-related neuropathy are the hands and feet. In some people, the cancer itself can contribute to the onset of neuropathy.
Not all chemotherapy agents used in producing neuropathy. The NCI lists these as the most potential: Read the rest of this entry »
Which tea? a or black tea
In the world of tea, there are two distinct categories: Black tea and green tea. Both come from the same raw material: the tea leaves
The difference stems from the way preparation and packaging.
Black tea is produced by oxidation of tea leaf, that is to say they are spread out in the open air for several hours after harvest before being dried and packaged.
Green tea is obtained directly by drying the leaves right after harvest.
Between the two types of tea, is probably the best green tea because it has not undergone fermentation and therefore, he will keep all its properties and benefits. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the things that people often fear about getting older is the possibility they might get Alzheimer’s disease, a terrible condition that destroys the spirit by destroying the brain.
Many of us shudder at the thought that if we get Alzheimer’s, we lose our capacity to plan and think, or even to remember who we are. Alzheimer’s is indeed a terrible disease of unknown origin that destroyed not only the brain, it destroys lives and identities, and whole families of havoc.
And while it is true that Alzheimer’s disease has already claimed, and continue to claim many millions of minds, many of us face a danger far more likely and more immediate and much to our brains . And many of us are paying very little attention to this potential destroyer of brain. Read the rest of this entry »