Dr. Joshua Sonnen

Pathology
WA
21 years experience

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Pathology

Licenses

United States: Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

10 Answers
37 Agrees
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Future tests: Currently there is no blood test for Alzheimer's disease. In the research setting, physicians and scientists have developed tests that can diagnose A... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset Alzheimer's disease that run in families. These forms of Alzheimer's disease are usually cause by mutations in o... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Donepezil: Unfortunately the current number of drugs to help treat Alzheimer's disease is limited. Although some drugs beside donepezil may show some benefits i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Memory loss in 50s: Memory loss in midlife can have a number of potential causes. Some of those causes are easily treatable such as vitamin b deficiency. Although it is... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Probably not: Most scientists think the original studies that found aluminum in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients were flawed. Current research doesn't su... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Depends on severity: Chronic traumatic brain injury is the current medcial term for the brain abnormalities of people who have suffered multiple head injuries. Generally,... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Genes and risk: For most people there are several genes that can influence the risk for Alzheimer's disease (ad). The most important of these risk genes is called ap... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Aspirin and trauma: Aspirin is counterindicated following trauma such as a concussion because it can slow down clotting and promote bleeding. That being said, the increa... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Memory problems: Most people complain of some memory problems as they age. For people who are concerned about their memory, testing can be performed by geriatric spec... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Sonnen
Pathology 21 years experience
Brain Imaging: Abnormal spots on brain imaging could represent several different things. The most common would be age-related blood vessel disease. A radiologist o... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Ruth Seaman
May 30, 2015
Smart and well read!
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sonnen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sonnen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2002MD
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