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Doctor insights on: Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy

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I was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy? What do I do?

I was diagnosed with cerebral amyloid angiopathy? What do I do?

Get a second opinion: Let's point out that this is a disorder of older adults, and unless you have a genetic tendency in your family, or you have a rather complex presentation, this is not such a straightforwards clinical diagnosis, and may need brain biopsy. Look further for your diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more

Amyloid (Definition)

Amyloid is a kind of protein which can build up and accumulate in tissues and organs causing the organ to fail. The disease called amyloidosis occurs when the amyloid buildup causes organ problems. It may be seen associated with other diseases such as multiple myeloma, and can occur on its own. In alzheimer's disease amyloid can build up in the brain and brain ...Read more


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I have cerebral amyloid angiopathy,can you offer any suggestions on how to cope with this?

I have cerebral amyloid angiopathy,can you offer any suggestions on how to cope with this?

Merits an expert: This can occur with aging, in families with a genetic propensity, or due to aluminum in the water supply. Since it is a metabolic disorder, a consultation and exam by an expert (neurologist or cardiovascular MD) can help sort out the pertinent factors. A genetic fix has not yet been determined; however, it is hoped that one or more will be found since one of the risks is of a hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?i was diagnose withe cerebral amayloid angiopathy in May 2015. I am on Keppra

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?i was diagnose withe cerebral amayloid angiopathy in May 2015.
I am on Keppra

No one explained?: If no one explained your condition, I suggest you use HealthTap Prime to talk to a live doctor it. Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) leads to the development of strokes - subarachnoid brain bleeds. They usually start after age 55, but sometimes earlier. The prognosis is poor - you can't "cure" CAA & strokes build up. However, pts have been known to live to 83 (& beyond) by following a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is cerebral amlid angiopathy?

What is cerebral amlid angiopathy?

Amyloid deposits: A pathological condition of blood vessels where amyloid ( a type of protein ) is deposited deposited jn the small vessels of brain and surrounding brain tissue, as seen in alzheimer disease. ...Read more

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What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

What is the average life expectancy of someone with amyloid angiopathy?

Varies: Has a genetic mutation been discovered? There are several different types and it would be worthwhile finding whether one of these is present -- both for prognosis, and as information for the family. I'd try to answer this first, and even then, no one can predict months-or-years beyond giving a range / survival curves. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need some help regarding cerebral amlid angiopathy, what can you tell me?

Too general: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Can vascular conditions cause brain damage?

Yes: Depends on the vascular condition. Brain aneurysms are a known risk factor for brain hemorrhage. Vasculitis is another one. ...Read more

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What are some techniques for reducing amyloid-brain buildup?

What are some techniques for reducing amyloid-brain buildup?

Nothing yet Helpful: I assume you are referring to the amyloid buildup of alzheimes disease. The problem is not just reducing amyloid but also stopping the disease process of ad. The ad vaccine trials did reduce amyloid but did not prevent ad and sometimes also caused brain inflammation. The answer may be to treat people sooner or perhaps some newer drug. ...Read more

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Do you understand how amyloid or other plaques are formed in the brain?

Do you understand how amyloid or other plaques are formed in the brain?

Nobel Prize: Lot of research on this, but no definitive answer. As soon as we understand this we will begin preventing it and some drug company will make a fortune. ...Read more

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Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques form in the brain?

Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques form in the brain?

Nobel Prize: Lot of research on this, but no definitive answer. As soon as we understand this we will begin preventing it and some drug company will make a fortune. ...Read more

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Plz help giving details of beta amyloid protein and tau protein in celebral artery?

Plz help giving details of beta amyloid protein and tau protein in celebral artery?

Proteins: That are formed and released in the brain as a result of inflammation of brain tissue. The underlying cause is what is known as oxidative stress. That essentially means that the brain is using oxygen inefficiently. Surprisingly it is due to relative vitamin deficiency from consumption of empty calories for years. ...Read more

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What does nothing to suggest amyloid mean ? Mri brain shows patches of hyperintensity in left parietal & right occipital region.

What does nothing to suggest amyloid mean ?  Mri brain shows patches of hyperintensity in  left parietal & right occipital region.

Amyloid angiopathy?: Not sure if they are referring to amyloid angiopathy? This is an entity that usually occurs in elderly patients. It may lead to subcortical bleeds. This occurs because there is the abnormal deposition of amyloid in the walls of the vessels. Mri can demonstrate evidence of these as prior bleeds. Patches of hyperintensity may refer to small areas of prior stroke. ...Read more

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What is arterial angiopathy?

Blood vessel disease: Any disease affecting blood vessel is angiopathy, or disease of blood vessel. ...Read more

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What are the differences between diabetic neuropathy, angiopathy and hyperglycemia?

What are the differences between diabetic neuropathy, angiopathy and hyperglycemia?

Massive differences: Neuropathy is nerve damage.It often causes unpredictable pain or symptoms like numbness, weird sensations (paresthesias), hyperalgesia (very severe pain) or allodynia (pain from normally non-painful stimuli).Angiopathy is disease of the blood vessels that can cause leakage, blockage, or breakage of vessels.Hyperglycemia means "blood sugar" as in diabetes.It can lead to the other 2 problems. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions damage the heart?

Can vascular conditions damage the heart?

Absolutely: Coronary artery disease (cholesterol plaque formation leading to narrowing heart vessels) is a well known and by far the most common cause of heart attacks. Kawasaki disease seen in children is known for coronary artery aneurysms that can also cause heart attacks and death. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Depends: If the vascular damage is in the abdomen and leads to the kidney the answer would be yes. It is individual and hard to tell for certain. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of type 2 diabetes?

Yes- but preventable: Over time patients with diabetes are more likely to develop atherosclerotic blockages in any arterial bed (heart, legs, carotids). This can be prevented by careful screening with ultrasounds and stress (or cta?), and strict control of other risks: ldl, hypertension and smoking. Diabetic neuropathy can mask symptoms especially cardiac, and can also mimic symptoms of leg pain. ...Read more

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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions = diseases of the circulatory ...Read more