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How Long Do People With Moyamoya Disease Normally Live
Depends.: Adults with moya moya disease can live normal life spans depending on how severe the presentation is, which is usually a stroke. As long as there aren't severe or frequent strokes, there can be a reasonable life expectancy. ...Read more
YES: Moyamoya disease is generally a congenital disease affecting the arteries of the brain causing them to gradually occlude. Fortunately, collaterals develop to supply blood to critical areas of the brain. These vessels can be frail and are prone to bleeding - which can cause a stroke. ...Read more
In Moyamoya disease, what is meant by "intimal thickening"? Are the cells proliferating, or are they just growing larger without division?
They appear to be proliferating at an increased rate leading to narrowing and eventual blockage of the artery. May be an association with an abnormality in Ring Finger Protein 213 (RNF 213) gene according to what I was able to research. See link below for info on function of the gene. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/gene/57674
Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more
Yes: Neurovascular and pediatric neurosurgeons are often involved in the surgical care of patients with moyamoya. ...Read more
Is the artery wall thickening that occurs in moyamoya disease the same as the the thickening in atherosclerosis?
NO: In Moyamoya disease the inner layer of the inner layer of the carotid artery overgrows and fills the artery, eventually closing it off. But this is not like atherosclerosis where the walls of arteries are damaged, leading to deposition of cholesterol and white blood cells. Both can cause strokes, but Moyamoya is seen in younger adults or even children! An angiogram shows the difference. ...Read more
Moya Moya: Moya moya is a disorder of blood vessels that leads to poor circulation and high risk of stroke. There is not really a cure for the disease yet there are several surgical treatments that can help with the blood circulations. Medical management also remains an important option but a cure is still awaiting. ...Read more
What does a speech pathologist do for the first visits of a moyamoya patient in terms of assesment, counselling and treatment?
Speech and language: Moyamoya is a process where there are problems with the blood vessels that primarily go to the frontal temporal regions. This can lead to strokes. Treatment is bypass surgery to bring in blood vessels from a different source. The pathologists get baseline studies to see the effect thus far of the moyamoya. If no surgery-st is directed at existing deficits. If surgery-st is directed at new deficits. ...Read more
Pseudo-moyamoya isochemic stroke at 43. Now 48. Memory loss for 4 years. No other damage. Latest recent scan similar to a year ago. Other dangers?
Watch risk factors: Well, I know you're saying the diagnosis is "pseudo-moyamoya" but I see in your conditions listed you have A-fib as well and are on Crestor and Victoza (liraglutide). So why can't your stroke have been from the A-fib or hypercholesterolemia....why did they decide to choose "pseudo moya moya? " I think I'm missing a little information here. At any rate, the name of the game is risk factor control. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my mother is in a coma due to a stroke and possible aneurysm or moyamoya.?
Neurosurgeon: I suggest you engage the services of the best and most experienced neurosurgeon in your area. Good luck. ...Read more
Pseudo-moyamoya isochemic stroke at 43. Now 48. Arrhythmia + sleep apnea (OSA). Plavix + Betaloc + Splendil ER + Crestor (rosuvastatin). Good shape. Other dangers?
It depends: On the type of speech problem. What is your diagnosis. Consult your physician. ...Read more
Can Cealiac disease become active after spine surgery? If so how long would it normally take to show symptoms after the surgery?
How long can a person with stage threechronic kidney disease live? 40 GFR going to bathroom normally maybe more so and exercises medium.
Here are some. ..: While realizing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, one can slow down the pace of deterioration by healthy lifestyle + reasonable adequate healthcare. For one like you, just keep up the above, especially diligently/vigilantly avoid NSAIDs & any potentially kidney-insulting drugs if any possible; such endeavor is the only decent hope. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it normally take a peaditrican to diagnose autistic spectrum disorders?
Variation: The diagnosis depends upon severity of the problem. We have made the diagnosis as early as 6 mos old. But 12-18 months old is more normal. And remember also that there are no blood tests or imaging studies for diagnosis. Observation and standardized questionaires are what is used. ...Read more
Rash = 1-3 weeks: The early symptoms of fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 (fever, sore throat, upset stomach, headache, fatigue) go away in about 3-5 days, but the rash associated with it (first facial rash then on body) can wax and wane in some children for up to 3 weeks. Adults who get this usually don't have a rash, but can have quite painful joints (this can also last up to 3 weeks). ...Read more
Life long disease: Crohn's is a life-long disease, but the symptoms do not have to be life-long. Many with crohn's are stable and without symptoms when treated with appropriate medications. Talk with your gastroenterologist about this condition and the treatment options. ...Read more
Wrong question: There is no true "cockroach disease" but they can trigger asthma. Roaches dwell in sewers and feed on feces and corpses, then deposit organisms on surfaces where you prepare food. There are over 30 illness causing bacteria carried by roaches. Most cause gastroenteritis (vomiting and diarrhea). Some require antibiotics, others resolve on their own. Usually requires large infestation to be a problem ...Read more
A full lifetime: Recognition of your sensitivity to gluten should allow you to learn to avoid it. If you do, your gut can heal and you can potentially live the same kind of life as others. If you do not learn how avoid the foods that hurt you, you will suffer a reduced quality of life and likely a reduced lifespan. ...Read more
Probably you're fine: I assume your pulse is in this range at rest. It is a little on the low side. If you are on certain medications, especially beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, this may be a side effect. Well trained athletes have a low pulse rate as well. If you are having symptoms of lightheadedness, shortness of breath, or fainting, see your doctor for a check-up. ...Read more
While you're alive: Bechet's disease is a genetic predisposition to having intestinal polyps that can evolve into cancerous growth. You will need regular monitoring to take out these polyps before they turn cancerous but this is by no means guaranteed that they will become cancerous. I don't know tht it will curtail your life span if you watch your health conscientously. ...Read more
If you have Addison's please don't wait to see your doctor. Management is usually straightforward but some time you may need lab studies and x-rays.
Please let me know what it turns out to be. ...Read more
Variable: Average after onset of symptoms is about 20 years. ...Read more
Varies: Like most diseases the the severity and progression varies from person to person. ...Read more
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