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Doctor insights on: Corticobasal Degeneration Disease

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I'm 44 diagnosis with corticobasal degeneration, i'm feeling pretty good right now. Should i be having good days? Don't know how long will last....

I'm 44 diagnosis with corticobasal degeneration, i'm feeling pretty good right now. Should i be having good days? Don't know how long will last....

Your illness is : A difficult one to diagnose because there are other medical conditions with similar presentations. Treatment is mainly supportive and geared towards alleviation of symptoms. Try your best to stay active and eat protein, fruits and veggies to boost your immune system. Follow up with your neurologist. May god bless you!http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/corticobasal_degeneration. ...Read more

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I had a neurologist tell me recently that I have corticobasal degeneration. How common is this for someone my age (44)?

I had a neurologist  tell me recently  that I have corticobasal degeneration. How common is this for someone my age (44)?

Unusual before age60: Corticobasal degeneration is a progressive neurological disorder characterized by nerve cell loss and atrophy (shrinkage) of multiple areas of the brain. Initial symptoms occur typically at or around age 60. This is highly unusual as diagnose in your age range. I would get a second opinion at a university center. You find more information under http://www.Curepsp.Org/. ...Read more

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Are any of the doctors familiar with corticobasal degeneration? My mother has it, and i would love to be able to ask questions.

Are any of the doctors familiar with corticobasal degeneration? My mother has it, and i would love to be able to ask questions.

Genetic kind?: This is a rough, rapid disease with little in the way of treatment options. There are two questions that you should ask. (1) should the person with the illness be checked for a genetic mutation in progranulin, & if (+) check relatives? (2) for confirmation, can autopsy be performed? (3) how can my loved one's comfort & dignity be preserved? Best wishes. Be strong & stay proactive. ...Read more

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What medical advances have been made to better treat macular degeneration disease?

What medical advances have been made to better treat macular degeneration disease?

Anti-angiogenics: A new class of medications called anti-angiogenics are now commonly used to treat wet macular degeneration. This treatment has revolutionized care for these patients. Better diagnostic technology is also helping to diagnose earlier leading to better outcomes. ...Read more

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If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?

If I have have athritis in my spine and disc degeneration disease, what can I do to relieve the symptoms of either?

Exercise & NSAIDs: I wish that we could provide you with a magical cure, but presently you will have to work for your pain relief. Staying mobile is the key. Staying as active as possible will help. Specially, i would recommend that you see a physical therapist. Also try yoga, but with a knowledgable instructor, starting as a beginner. Also try pilates. The use of otc nsaids should be your 1st choice of medication. ...Read more

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What is stargardts disease (macular degeneration)?

What is stargardts disease (macular degeneration)?

See below: This genetic disease is sometimes called juvenile macular degeneration. This is no effective treatment for this disease that causes loss of central/reading vision. This disease may likely be treated by gene therapy as only 2 different gene defects are known to cause it. ...Read more

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How do you get spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

How do you get spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

Spino cerebellar: There are many forms of spino-cerebellar disease. See http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/ataxia/ataxia.Htm for more detailed information. ...Read more

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How do you get a spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

How do you get a spino cerebellar degeneration disease?

Spino cerebellar deg: There are a number of causes of this disorder, some genetic, some environmental. For more information, see: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/ataxia/ataxia.Htm. ...Read more

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Can the mild facet disease in my lower back around my waist area be reversed from degeneration?

Can the mild facet disease in my lower back around my waist area be reversed from degeneration?

No, but the symptoms: Associated with this can be controlled with lifestyle modifications including not smoking, weight control and regular exercise. If no contraindications, over the counter medications can help. Core muscular stabilization workouts can benefit as well including yoga and/ or pilates. ...Read more