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Degenerative Brain Disorders
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
Neurologist: It is unusual for someone that is 36 to have degenerative brain disease. However, in general, neurologist are good at evaluating and making the diagnosis. They can do this by history-ie. Are there indications of cognitive dysfunction? They can also do this by using detailed MRI scans of the brain to look for areas of abnormality or degeneration. ...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
Testing: It's rare for people to develop a degenerative disease of the brain at such a young age. Some degenerative brain disorders are genetic. You could have blood tests done to look for markers for these. If you have a family history of such illness, genetic testing would be appropriate. Some degenerative diseases can be detected with MRI scans. Consult with a doctor if you are having symptoms. ...Read more
I have had 4 brain surguries. 2 nasopharxsquamous,1mvd 1Gama knife . Istill have extreme pain. I have Nf1 and Brain Degenerative disease . will I ever?
Dx unclear: is the diagnosis from cancer going to the brain? Is there some other type of problem as the dx here is not clear. If you are asking if you will be "normal " it is not clear either. The baseline dx will give you the best prognosis of what the future will hold. NOte I would make sure you have one primary physician tying up all the loose ends and not manage it all by yourself. The best to you ...Read more
My dad has degenerative brain disease. My mom works full time caring for him. Where do we get assistance?
Can electric shock therapy cause degenerative brain disease while it's treating somebody's depression?
How to increase grey matter of brain. I am suffering from a degenerative disease because of which i got lack of lower limbs coordination.
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