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what are symptoms of vascular dementia?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Can include more but: The symptoms include significant difficulty learning new information or recalling previously learned information. In addition, they can have problems with language, problems moving, difficulty recognizing or naming objects, and all sorts of problems with what is called "executive functioning" (planning, organizing, etc.). All these changes represent a big decline from previous functioning.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Step down process: Vascular dementia is caused by poor circulation to parts of the brain caused by ongoing "mini-strokes" that occur. Alzheimer's dementia is a chronic gradual decline, whereas vascular dementia can have sudden decreases in physical and cognitive functioning. Like walking down the stairs. They may be stable, sharp decline, stable, sharp decline etc.

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How come many patients with clinical eds diagnoses do not test positive yet have vascular issues?

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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 48 years experience
No simple test: Eds in one form (vascular eds) can cause weakness of the blood vessels. If the vessel ruptures seriousl consequences can occur. Eds causes a weakness or loss of elasticity which can lead to stretching, ballooning out and eventual rupture. Probably easiest way to diagnose is with ultrasound or ct with contrast.
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How do people inherit ehlers-danlos syndrome, vascular type?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Not well known: The inheritance pattern is variable. In the more common eds type3 (hypermobility type), the inheritance is autosomal dominant meaning 50% of offspring would be expected to have it. Rarer forms like the vascular type is less predictable. If you have a parent who died of aortic dissection, you should be checked yourself with an echocardiogram.
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I'm indian am I more susceptible to having vascular diseases?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
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Depends: Cardiovascular risk factors are dependent on family history, smoking, cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes/obesity. So if you have any of these risk factors then your risk is higher, the color of your skin is not as critical in determining risk compared to these risks above.
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Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

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Dr. Alan Koslow
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A disease: They occasionally can be a symptom of something else but most often they are a disease state themselves.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can vascular dementia type symptoms can be purely psychological?

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Dr. Emad Tadros
Psychiatry 38 years experience
No: Cortical dementia is many types. Degenerative dementia is the most common type. Vascular dementia is in about 15% of all dementia and ranks after degenrative dementia. It is called multi-infacrt dementia. It is the product not taking care of lowering high blood pressure over the years. It is not reversible dementia. Only reversible dementia is vitamin b12and Folic Acid defiency dementia.

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