Michael T. Murray

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Specialties:

  • naturopathic medicine

Location:

  • Atlanta, GA

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  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by distinctive changes in the brain. In particular, there is a reduced level of acetylcholine, a key neurotransmitter in the brain, which is especially important for memory. The primary feature is the formation of what are referred to as neurofibrillary tangles and...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Acne is a common skin disorder that occurs in two forms: superficial (acne vulgaris), which affects the hair follicles and oil-secreting glands of the skin and manifests as blackheads, whiteheads, and inflammation, and cystic (acne conglobata), a more severe form, with deep cyst formation and subsequent...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Acne is a common skin disorder that occurs in two forms: superficial (acne vulgaris), which affects the hair follicles and oil-secreting glands of the skin and manifests as blackheads, whiteheads, and inflammation, and cystic (acne conglobata), a more severe form, with deep cyst formation and subsequent...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.

    The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids -- should not be eaten in th...Full Article

  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Elevated cholesterol levels are usually due to an increased manufacture of cholesterol within the liver rather than an increased dietary intake of cholesterol. However, elevated cholesterol levels are also reflective of dietary and lifestyle factors, such as high saturated fat intake and lack of...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Diarrhea is divided into four major types: osmotic, secretory, exudative, and inadequate contact.
    • Osmotic diarrhea can be the result of carbohydrate malabsorption (e.g., lactose intolerance); magnesium salts; and excess vitamin C intake.
    • Secretory diarrhea can be the result of toxin producing
    ...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Gout is the result of increased synthesis of uric acid; reduced ability to excrete uric acid; or overproduction and underexcretion of uric acid. Several dietary factors are known to trigger gout, including consumption of alcohol, highpurine-content foods (such as organ meats, meat, yeast, and poultry),...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Gallstones may be without symptoms or may be associated with periods of intense pain in the abdomen that radiates to the upper back. Symptoms begin only when a gallstone gets stuck in the duct leading from the gallbladder to the intestine. An ultrasound exam provides definitive diagnosis of gallstones...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Gallstones may be without symptoms or may be associated with periods of intense pain in the abdomen that radiates to the upper back. Symptoms begin only when a gallstone gets stuck in the duct leading from the gallbladder to the intestine. An ultrasound exam provides definitive diagnosis of gallstones...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Eczema is an allergic disorder of the skin, although the underlying allergy is often difficult to determine, as in atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. In allergic contact dermatitis, eczema occurs as a response to an allergen touching the skin. Poison ivy would be a severe case of this condition....Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Abundant evidence suggests that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune reaction, in which antibodies formed by the immune system attack components of joint tissues. Yet what triggers this autoimmune reaction remains largely unknown. Speculation and investigation have centered around genetic factors,...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Progressive mental deterioration, loss of memory and cognitive functions, and an inabilityto carry out activities of daily life are the characteristic symptoms of Alzheimer's disease (AD).  Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Symptoms of nonulcer dyspepsia (NUD) include symptoms of GERD (heartburn and/or upper abdominal pain), as well as difficulty swallowing, feelings of pressure or heaviness after eating, sensations of bloating after eating, stomach or abdominal pains and cramps, and all of the symptoms of irritable bowel...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Diarrhea is the excretion of extra fluid with a bowel movement. Diarrhea is usually a mild, temporary event. However, it may also be the first suggestion of a serious underlying disease or infection.
    Diarrhea typically presents with loose or watery bowel movements that may be accompanied by undigested...Read More
  • Michael T. Murray - Atlanta, GA - Naturopathic Medicine
    Michael T. Murray answered:
    Sleep apnea is most often caused when an excess amount of fatty tissue accumulates in the airway and causes it to be narrowed. With a narrowed airway, the person continues his or her efforts to breathe, but air cannot easily flow into or out of the nose or mouth. This narrowing of the airways results...Read More