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How common is genetic testing if i want to get it done for a hereditary brain disease?

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

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


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Is there any degenerative brain diseases caused by liver disease?

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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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?

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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What all can cause degenerative brain disease?

What all can cause degenerative brain disease?

Broad question: In general if it is good for yuor heart it is good for your brain. Exercise, control of high blood pressure, diabetes and weight. ...Read more

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What does it mean i have nerve pinching brain disease?

What does it mean i have nerve pinching brain 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

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Is dyslexia a brain disease or a disease of a different organ?

Is dyslexia a brain disease or a disease of a different organ?

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 more

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Is ptosis from a brain disease?

Is ptosis from a brain disease?

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 more

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Genetic (Definition)

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


Dr. Chirag Patel
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Brain Diseases (Definition)

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