Re: neuro fibro
Sorry this is the first time I came to this section. I was looking for something similar.
NF (spelling is Neurofibromatosis) has two variations, NF1 (more common, about 1 in 4000) and NF2 (about 1 in 20,000 I think).
Speaking about the more common, one will notice cafe'a'lait spots (darker pigmentation of the skin, "coffee stains"). Also the better known of tumors frequently on the chest, and back.
It tends to spur up during adolesence in children who have it, and with women who also have it, it will also become active when they are pregnant due to hormonal fluxuations.
For remedies, Not a lot to say on that. I can comment that I had a tumor removed from my left theigh as a child, and the following year I had an astrocytoma removed from the left hemisphear of the brain (benign thankfully). My left hand has growths on it that I had operated on in 1999 to remove some of.
If the growths are causing pain most likely they are entangled on a sensory nerve that could be causing the problem.
I had a tumor on my optic nerve located that was observed for over 10 years. Recently (last fall) the MRI showed that growth had shrunk without any operation or procedure being conducted. No medication or treatment (natural or man made) was administered for the tumors.
Back to facts on NF. NF is typically inherited, but it can also be caused by genetic mutation, as it was in my case (no family history on either side). It can be genetically tested for if need be.
Hope that helps...
Side note, The one effect I have caused by the brain tumor being removed when I was a child is I have seizures.
Last edited by Travis from MN; 02-17-2007 at 09:10 PM.