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Is vascular dementia reversible?

Is vascular dementia reversible?

Not much: It is possible to develop or create new circulation, such as unblocking carotid artery, and brains have ways of developing new pathways to compensate, but for the most part we only slow down dementia, not reverse it. Hopefully one day there will be better treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Can vascular dementia be reversible?

Can vascular dementia be reversible?

Possibly: Depending on the level, location, severity of the vascular lesions or cerebral insults, there is a possibility that some sxs will be reversed somewhat or improved; the brain can compensate at times for vascular insults; however, the key element is treating the underlying diseases such as hypertension and weight and removing high risk behaviors such as smoking. ...Read more

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Vascular dementia's regressive behavior, is it reversible?

Vascular dementia's regressive behavior, is it reversible?

No: Unfortunately it cannot be cured. It can be controlled however, to some extent. Treatment is very individualized. Drugs such as nemenda and Aricept (donepezil) can sow the progress. Drugs such as Alprazolam or antipsychotics can alter the behavior. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Not really: Peripheral vascular disease is not necessarily reversible, but its risk can be successfully managed. The pillars of treatment are, 1) smoking cessation, 2) anti- platelet therapy (aspirin/ plavix), and 3) statin therapy to lower cholesterol. There have been anecdotal reports of plaque reversal but this does not happen for everybody. ...Read more

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What is vascular shock?

What is vascular shock?

Blood loss: Most often this is used to refer to hemorrhagic shock or shock due to blood loss. If there is a rapid loss of blood a person will go into shock (low blood pressure, decreased responsiveness). This is usually accompanied by a rapid heart rate if due to blood loss. ...Read more

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What does vascular dry mean?

What does vascular dry mean?

Could mean anything: When a vascular surgeon says something is "dry" it means there is no bleeding. Alternatively, I have heard body builders refer to a "vascular dry" appearance where they have prominent veins sticking out. Need more context. ...Read more

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What causes vascular lesions?

What causes vascular lesions?

Depends: It depends on what type of vascular lesion one is dealing with. ...Read more

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What is increase vascularity?

What is increase vascularity?

Increased blood flow: Refers to increased blood flow to an area due; typically due to an increased number of blood vessels supplying the area in question or an increase in the degree of blood flow that is being "routed" to that area of the body. Common reasons for increased vascularity can be the body trying to heal an area of injury or a need to increased metabolism for that area. Pathology such as tumors also cause ...Read more

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What does the term vascular invasion mean?

What does the term vascular invasion mean?

Vascular invasion: Vascular invasion refers to the direct invasion by cancer into a blood vessel. That can render a cancer intersectable, and can be a harbinger of more extensive spread of the cancer. ...Read more

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How many types of vascular disorders exist?

How many types of vascular disorders exist?

Numerous: There are countless vascular disorders encompassing arteries veins and lymphatics. ...Read more

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