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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
62 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Probably: Genetic factors of ALS and frontotemporal dementia are not clear but I do not think that you should worry.
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Dr. Rebecca Ferrini
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Do what you can: We don't know the genetics of frontotemporal dementia and als. Prevent dementia as best you can--no smoking, exercise regularly and vigorously, mainta ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: anyone with onset of dementia in their 60's may have a form for which you have a 1 in 2 chance of inheriting. Your mother should be evaluated for th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first.
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Dr. Andrew Doe
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Painfull maybe: It may be painful. You have a higher chance for si inflammation and pain because of the fracture. How intense it is cannot be determined. Speak wit ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Is this a joke?: Have no idea what you are asking.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Question : Not in any recognized language
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
54 years experience Radiology
YES: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative illness with progressive loss of motor neurons, muscle wasting, and respiratory dysfu ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
46 years experience Neurosurgery
No cure: Als and motor neuron disease are progressive diseases of the brain stem in which there is death of the motor neurons resulting in progressive loos of ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
24 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Common: Dementia is fairly common and the biggest risk factor is age. More than 1 out of 100 people aged 65 or less have dementia. Roughly 5 out of 100 of tho ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Progressive weakness: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, als, or lou gehrig's disease is characterized by progressive weakness, muscle wasting, involuntary twitching (usually o ... Read More

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