Date of publication: 2017-09-05 17:32
Tumors that originate in the brain are called primary tumors. But cancers from other parts of the body sometimes spread into the brain through a process called metastasis. These tumors are called secondary tumors. Although cancer from anywhere in the body can spread to the brain, secondary tumors occur most often with breast or lung cancers. If a tumor begins in the breast and spreads to the brain, the cells of the brain tumor will resemble abnormal breast cells, not abnormal brain cells.
Stachybotrys and Aspergillus versicolor are common molds that destabilize brain function. The symptoms of stachybotrys often mimic Alzheimer's disease. Several studies report that people with mold exposure have a symptom array very similar to those who suffer mild traumatic brain injury.
Drug induced Lupus, sometimes called DILE , is an autoimmune disorder similar to systemic Lupus, which is brought about by certain drugs. It is caused by an autoimmune response producing symptoms similar to those of classic Lupus. Thus far, there are about 95 medications that can trigger this problem. The highest number of cases, however, are caused by hydralazine, brand name Apresoline, which is a vasodilator used to lower blood pressure procainamide, brand name Pronestyl quinidine, brand name Quinaglute both of which are used for cardiac arrhythmias and isoniazid, brand name Laniazid or Nydrazid , which is an anti-tuberculosis medication.
In 7558, the TSH diagnostic levels set by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists were changed from &ndash to -. The new improved range increased the number of Americans diagnosed with thyroid illness from 68 million to approximately 77 million. Unfortunately, over 68 million Americans with thyroid disease will remain undiagnosed.
Family history, family medical records, death certificates, obituaries, and old family letters can be valuable sources for medical histories. Even old family photos can sometimes provide visual clues to diseases such as obesity, osteoporosis, and hair or skin problems. A thorough medical history can also give you data about family genetics and genetic fallout.
Central Hypothyroidism is common in patients who have been irradiated for pituitary tumors, sinus tumors, and brain tumors. The longer the interval since irradiation, the more likely a patient develops hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of Lupus can be ethereal and vague, making the diagnosis difficult. The symptoms can vary so much that it may be misdiagnosed as many other illnesses. It often presents with mental symptoms and may be initially diagnosed as a mental disorder. Gastrointestinal inflammation from Lupus can cause eating problems that may be misdiagnosed as anorexia.
We know what dementia, depression, and cognitive disorder look like, but we often do not know what causes them. We use words like reactive depression, endogenous depression, or organic mental disorders , but few professionals actually understand the implications of these terms.