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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes brain aneurysm and how to prevent them? Are they pathologic or genetic related disease?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Unknown Dialect: Unfortunately, the phrase you're using is one that as this neurologist is concerned doesn't really strike a chord. I know what "nerve pinching" could mean. I know what brain disease is...but hybridizing those 2 takes it out of my recognition radar. My apologies. Got a description of the symptoms involved per chance? If you'd like to tell me in a private word: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Definitely brain: Dyslexia, or trouble with decoding written material, is a result of certain parts of the brain not processing information properly. Reading is a relatively recent requirement for survival in evolutionary terms, so it is not all that surprising that problems in that domain are so common. It can't be "fixed, " but a number of well-established interventions can help greatly to ease the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of ptosis: Eyelid ptosis, or drooping eyelid, has a number of possible causes. The most common cause of ptosis that is seen as part of the aging process is called involutional ptosis and is due to the stretching of the muscle fibers that lift the eyelid. Eyelid ptosis may also be caused by brain conditions such as stroke, tumors, or blood vessel irregularities, but this are not as common. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drugs exist: Previous answer on stress reduction which is really important.However, medications exist that can help too. It does depend on which demyelinating problem (ms, cdip), and what type as some treatments are more indicated for certain kinds of ms for example.Many are powerful immune-modulating drugs, and can be by mouth, shot or IV depending. Best to see someone skilled in treatment, such as neurologist. ...Read more
Yes/no: If you asked me to list out brain related causes for this symptom, I certainly can do so. HOWEVER, I am sure that an opthalmologist can also list out numerous eye causes as well. I would start with a routine eye exam and have a clean bill of eye health before worrying about other causes. ...Read more
See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but not straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury. ...Read more
Depends: The illness s to rule out is absence seizures that will involve periods of time where you stare and lose time. It is an absence of movement. Need more information to determine other causes. Are you bored or what? Are you aware of staring or do people tell you this behavior? ...Read more
Clinical Exam: There is no neuroanatomical 'proof' of schizophrenia (though there is no such 'proof' that headaches exist either). There are some neuroanatomical correlates to schizophrenia (increased lateral ventricular size and corresponding decrease in gray matter), though such findings are not specific enough to be of diagnostic utility. The disease is detected through a comprehensive clinical assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My dad has degenerative brain disease. My mom works full time caring for him. Where do we get assistance?
Do you mean white: Matter disease? If so, the most common causes of white matter disease include hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, cigarette smoking, and a family history of stroke. Of course the differential includes multiple sclerosis which is a predominately white matter disease. I hope this helps. Take care and good health. ...Read more
Symptom collection: People with degenerative brain disease, like Alzheimers disease, have progressive symptoms that affect multiple neurological functions for several months or longer. All of the neurodegenerative illnesses are like this. It distinguishes them from other types of illnesses, like stroke, MS, etc. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Brain diseases include many different areas and etiologies, but generically this refers to disorders of the brain tissue. They can be grouped into six categories, each of which requires a different treatment: tumors, traumatic in nature, neurodegenerative (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's), ...Read more
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