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Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
14 years in practice
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How common is genetic testing if i want to get it done for a hereditary brain disease?

Dr. Chaim Colen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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How common is genetic testing if i want to get it done for a hereditary brain disease?

Depends: It depends on the specific disease you're referring to. Genetic tests may or may not be useful, but i would ask your physician regarding your specific condition or see a geneticist. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Maulik Shah
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Genetic Brain Disorders (Definition)

Genetic brain disorder is a condition in which a person has a problem in the brain, related to a defect or mutation in his genes (DNA). Some conditions have symptoms in infancy, some appear gradually as a child grows, while other conditions show up in adulthood. These disorders include problems forming nerve cell connections, problems handling nutrients such as amino acids, problems getting waste material out ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
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What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? Are they pathologic or genetic related disease?

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
17M people helped
What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? Are they pathologic or genetic related disease?

Not clear: There are frequently no warnings and no associated diseases. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Board Certified, Clinical Genetics
11 years in practice
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Brain tumor is a genetic disease ?My father had this disease it may affect me in my future ? If yes means what i want to do?

Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Board Certified, Clinical Genetics
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Brain tumor is a genetic disease ?My father had this disease  it may affect me in my future ? If yes means what i want to do?

Recommend evaluation: Most brain tumors are not inherited. But it depends on the type and other associated conditions a patient has. If there are many cancers in a family at an early age, especially if rare cancers, the risk of them being inherited increases. Only about 5% of brain tumors are linked to a genetic condition. But if you are worried i recommend genetic counseling at cancer genetics clinic. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
30 years in practice
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Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

Dr. Michael DePietro
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
30 years in practice
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Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

Yes: Chronic poorly controlled liver disease can lead to a condition of brain injury called hepatocerebral degneration. This is not to be confused with the delirum that is seen with liver failure and is reversible ( hepatic encephalopathy). Hepatocerebral degeneration is a less reversible problem seen after years of advanced liver disease and has features like parkinson's disease, . ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I have been suffering from insomnia the past 2 months. Sleep study results were normal. Does that rule out serious brain diseases e.g. a prion disease?

No: It will rule different type of sleep apnea. Insomnia usually is psychological and usually responds to good sleep hygiene and physical exhaustion. Why are you concerned about an uncommon neurological Disease? ...Read more

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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Are unintentional "spoonerisms" a sign of brain disease, neurological deficit, or disorder? I have add, could that be my cause?

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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Are unintentional "spoonerisms" a sign of brain disease, neurological deficit, or disorder?  I have add, could that be my cause?

ADD...: ...Is the most likely cause: trying to talk faster than your mind can assemble the words. ...Read more

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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Can you get a brain disease as a child, or do you have to be born with it?

Dr. Colin Kerr
Board Certified, Family Medicine
39 years in practice
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Brain diseases: There are a variety of brain disease. There are infections acquired during pregnancy that can produce congenital brain damage; there are genetic disease and disorders of development that keep the brain from forming normally (like hydrocephalus, encephalocele, etc.), which are obvious at birth, there are genetic diseases present at birth that do not manifest till later in the 1st or 2nd year. ...Read more

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Dr. Suhas Pai
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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a degenerative brain disease ?

Dr. Suhas Pai
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a degenerative brain disease ?

Testing: It's rare for people to develop a degenerative disease of the brain at such a young age. Some degenerative brain disorders are genetic. You could have blood tests done to look for markers for these. If you have a family history of such illness, genetic testing would be appropriate. Some degenerative diseases can be detected with MRI scans. Consult with a doctor if you are having symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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I have alcoholism. It's a brain disease i inherited, right?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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I have alcoholism. It's a brain disease i inherited, right?

Well, yes: I agree with my colleagues about the genetic issues in alcoholism. But even though it's "a brain disease [you] inherited, " you are still responsible for dealing with it. I hope you've chosen to involve yourself in a recovery program like aa or other. Otherwise, you are not actively working on your addiction and it will worsen. Alcoholism really does kill people. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

Dr. Susan Uhrich
Board Certified, Psychiatry
31 years in practice
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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more

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Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Definition)

Brain diseases are disorders of the brain that include inflammation, tumors, ...Read more


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