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Help Please Want To Avoidcardiac Disease As Dont Want To Die Like My Grandmother
Cardiologist: 1. Don't smoke 2.Avoid obesity induced diabetes. 3. Exercise at least2000kcal aerobic/week 4.If grandmother passed before age 60 and non smoker with dyslipidemia or diabetes, , you have family risk. 5. Hdl below 40 high risk 6.Control risk factors, keep HDL over 40, LDL below 90, triglycerides below 140. See cardiologist/endocrinologist for risk management. I'm terribly sorry about your grandmother. ...Read more
If my grandmother suffered from lou gehrig's disease what's my chance of suffering from it too? Is it 25%? No more cases in family.
Statistics: Do not worry or focus on this. Only 5-10% of all cases are genetic and the incidence is no higher than 0.4-3.0 per 100, 000 in all parts of the world. The 25% figure you cite relates to those familial cases involving the gene encoding copper/zinc superoxide dismutase (sod1). Your odds are very remote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Grandmother has been diagnosed with the early stages of Dementia. Is this disease hereditary and if not, what can I do to prevent it?
Incomplete data: Research seems to suggest a genetic contribution but it is of uncertain strength and not to a single or even simple set of genes. Living longer has increased the numbers of people who decline cognitively but causes differ. Some are gradual and easier to deal w/. Some rapid and frightening. Healthy living in all respects is the best prevention-like strategy, but no one knows. If we did, Wow! ...Read more
MY GRANDMOTHER AGED IS 72 YRS OLD WITH ASTHMA PRESENTLY HER HAEMOGLOBIN IS 8.5 AND WBC IS 12500 WHAT MAY BE D CAUSE DISEASE AND CURE?
Is the genetic test for huntington’s disease 100% accurate? My grandmother had huntington’s, and my mother was having what she thought were symptoms, so she got tested. The test was negative. Can we be completely she doesn’t have it, which means i don’t e
Excellent question: Huntington disease is a serious condition - genetic testing can be extremely helpful. Good information is here: http://www.hdsa.org/. No test is perfect, but the test for HD is 99.9% accurate. To know for sure if your mom had the right test, and to get more info, see a genetic counselor or a clinical geneticist, and take a copy of the test results with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandmother has alzheimer's disease, so will she forget english and relearn the german of her childhood?
My mom has huntington's disease. My grandmother died with hd. Now my mom has it. My mom has five daughters and three son. How many of her children are likely to get hd? And what is their life expectancy after they receive it?
Each child has 50% r: Each of your mom's children has a 50% chance of having inherited the huntington gene. They can be tested to see if they have. Symptoms may or may not have appeared depending on their age, but genetic testing can be done before they develop symptoms. How long they will live after developing hd depends on how old they are when they develop symptoms and what the range of disease progression has been. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor: Schedule an appointment with her doctor or go with her to her next doctor appointment. Discuss your concerns with her doctor and he/she will be able to evaluate by medical history and doing a dementia work up if indicated. Her doctor will also be able to refer to a neurologist and/or neuropsychologist for further evaluation/treatment as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandmother was diagnosed with degenerative heart disease today. She is 76 and obese. Should we, her family, help her eat better?
Diet: The family definitely may be able to help. ...Read more