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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?

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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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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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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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 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 cause liver damage?

Can vascular conditions cause liver damage?

Portal hypertension: It is typically the other way around. The liver has an amazing dual blood supply. Lack of flow is almost never a problem. Alcohol will damage the liver until high pressure from scar results, called portal hypertension. ...Read more

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Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Can vascular conditions cause kidney damage?

Yes: A blockage in the artery that supplies blood to a kidney can diminish the kidney until it is irreversibly damaged. Hypertension and diabetes when out of control can accelerate vascular disease and kidney damage. ...Read more

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Vascular Conditions (Definition)

Vascular conditions are abnormal conditions of the blood vessels. Smoking cigarettes is a major risk ...Read more