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Does cerebrovascular disease run in the family?

Does cerebrovascular disease  run in the family?

Often does: Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg. Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease run in the family?

Does celiac disease run in the family?

Celiac genetics: Yes, celiac disease is inherited. Many people carry the genes for it, but not everyone who has the genes will have the symptoms. Other factors also go into determining who gets sick, and we don't really know much about those. ...Read more

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Does angina run in the family?

Does angina run in the family?

Yes: Having a first degree relative with coronary artery disease is a significant risk factor coronary artery disease.. ...Read more

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Can Alzheimer's usually run in the family?

Can Alzheimer's usually run in the family?

Usually not genetic: Most of the time alzheimer disease does not run in families. There are a few genes where if you have the gene, you get the disease, but these are extremely, extremely rare. There are susceptibility genes as well. Most of the time when it runs in families, it is not a surprise, as many members have it, and it is usually at a much younger (i.e. 40s, low 50s) age. ...Read more

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Does kidney disease run in families?

Does kidney disease run in families?

May, depends: Many kidney diseases are inherited and many are not. However, out of of the ones who are not, many have inheritable risk factors like obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Much could be done to control these conditions. ...Read more

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Why does atherosclerosis run in families? Is it just a gene that runs through and you just naturally develop cardiovascular disease or is it because of the risk factors that run in families?

Why does atherosclerosis run in families? Is it just a gene that runs through and you just naturally develop cardiovascular disease or is it because of the risk factors that run in families?

Genetics: High cholesterol, high blod pressure and other risks factors are genetically determined and may be responsible for early onsetnheart disease. That said, may risk factors such as obesity or smoking can be modified and lower your overall risk. ...Read more

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Does lymphedema run in the family?

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Does lymphedema run in the family?

Rarely: The vast majority of cases of lymphedema have an identifiable cause, occurring after surgery, cancer, and/or radiation. We call this secondary lymphedema. A far smaller number of cases of lymphedema is primary, meaning that we can't identify the cause. Some of these cases are hereditary, and run in families, but not most, as far as we know. ...Read more

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Do blood disorders run in the family?

Do blood disorders run in the family?

Depends: Many do: sickle cell, thalassemia, clotting disorders associated with protein c or s deficiency, and many others. There are other blood disorders, usually acquired (antiphospholipid syndrome) that are not. So a definivite answer requires knowing what type of blood disorder. ...Read more

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How should you decrease the risk of coronary heart disease when it runs in your family?

How should you decrease the risk of coronary heart disease when it runs in your family?

Diet and exercise: The healthiest people in the world eat mostly a plant-based diet of unprocessed foods, walk on average 5 miles/day, and are involved in hobbies and social activites. ...Read more

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Does susceptibility to lung infections run in the family?

Does susceptibility to lung infections run in the family?

Probably not: Unless there is a hereditary immunocomprimised disease, then probably not. ...Read more

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Do ischemic events run in the family?

Do ischemic events run in the family?

Yes: Ischemic events like heart attacks and strokes do tend to cluster in families. ...Read more

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What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

What causes heart disease in people without a family history of the condition?

Heart disease: Familial disease is only one category of disease. Acquired heart disease has infectious, metabolic, toxic, immunologic, oncologic, endocrine and other causes. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy be hereditary and run in the family?

Can epilepsy be hereditary and run in the family?

Yes: Some types of epilepsy can be inheritted, benign rolandic epilepsy, absence seizures and myoclonic epilepsy can be in the family, so usually asking about the family history of seizures is important when taking the history in kids with seizures. ...Read more

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Does dysphagia run in the family?

Does dysphagia run in the family?

Perhaps...: Dysphagia is a general term referring to swallowing disorders. There are certain familial conditions which can be associated with swallowing disorders. ...Read more

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How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

Many things: Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd. ...Read more

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Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Do blood clotting disorders run in the family?

Depends: Some blood clotting disorders are genetic (passed through your family); while others are acquired. The answer to your question depends on the specific type you're asking about. Wish I could be more helpful. ...Read more

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Does cerebrovascular disease run in the family?

Often does: Many risk factors for vascular disease (stroke, heart attack, peripheralvascualr disease) like hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol tend to run in families, and there are some fairly rare genetic syndromes (eg. Cadasil) that cause strokes in particular. ...Read more

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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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What is diffuse cerebrovascular disease?

What is diffuse cerebrovascular disease?

Affects whole brain: Strictly speaking, diffuse cerebrovascular(cv) disease refers to an entity that affects all of the vessels throughout the brain.That is both the large and small vessels. Many times the diffuse cv disease is inferred by the clinical findings or MRI findings-ie. Signs of stroke/ischemia in multiple areas throughout the brain. Diffuse processes like diabetes or lupus are examples that can lead to this. ...Read more

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Can cerebrovascular disease be the cause of death months later?

Stroke: Cerebrovascular disease is a broad term, encompassing strokes because of blockage of major blood vessels of the brain, bleeding into the brain, and tiny strokes. Major strokes cause severe disability, and the complications of paralysis, swallowing problems, cognitive problems and blindness can lead to many lethal complications. ...Read more

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Vertigo an effect of cerebrovascular disease?

Vertigo an effect of cerebrovascular disease?

Could be if it were: Peripheral vertigo are more commonly seen which is caused by inner ear problem. Central vertigo could be caused by cva. Vertigo alsoc could be presentation of a migraine headache. ...Read more

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Could alzheimer's be related to cerebrovascular disease?

Could alzheimer's be related to cerebrovascular disease?

Technically no: Alzheimer's disease is a specific type of neurodegenerative disease that causes dementia. Cerebrovascular disease can also cause dementia, but is not technically "alzheimer's" disease. The symptoms and signs may be very similar but the two are distinct entities. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease?

What are the symptoms of cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Tia's or stroke like symptoms. Often seen in patients w signs of hypertension and vascular disease elsewhere. ...Read more

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What are interventions for cerebrovascular disease?

Can open flow : With balloon and or stents if medical or surgical treatment not possible. ...Read more

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What are the 5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?

Not sure.: Where did you read about the '5 a's intervention for cerebrovascular disease?' are you talking about the 5 a's regarding smoking cessation? ...Read more

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How do they test for cerebrovascular disease?

How do they test for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebral angiogram: The gold standard is cerebral angiography. However now a ct angio as well as mr angiography which is non invasive but again not considered equal to gold standard. Blood vessels in neck are also tested by ultra sound. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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What doctor checks for cerebrovascular disease?

What doctor checks for cerebrovascular disease?

many: Carotid ultrasound easiest and cheapest first test can be ordered by any physician. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

What genes play an important role in cerebrovascular disease?

Many: Since there are many types of stroke, this is a very complicated question. Most strokes are related to atherosclerosis ( fat deposit in the arteries). So the genes involved ( there are many) in lipid (fat) metabolism and blood pressure regulation are important. One important set of genes seems to be located on chromosome number 9. In any case this is an active area of medical research. ...Read more

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Can diet affect coronary cerebrovascular disease?

Confused: There is coronary disease and there is cerebrovascular disease but there is no "coronary cerebrovascular disease". However, the common denominator is arteriosclerosis and diet plays a very important role in its cause and prevention. ...Read more

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Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

Is there a large genetic component to cerebrovascular disease?

Not really: Though there are rare genetic stroke syndromes (eg cadasil), for the vast majority of strokes, risk factors with a strong genetic component (hypertension , diabetes, high cholesterol) are the much bigger contributors to strokes and heart attacks often running in families (getting these diseases increases risk of stroke). ...Read more

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Cerebrovascular disease is the same as brain damage?

Cerebrovascular disease is the same as brain damage?

Blood vessel disease: Cerebrovascular disease means damage to the blood vessels of the brain, causing a decrease in blood flow to areas of the brain or blockage of blood flow. If blood flow gets too low or the vessel is block, a stroke occurs. It is the same mechanism as cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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