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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Moyamoya disease, what is meant by "intimal thickening"? Are the cells proliferating, or are they just growing larger without division?
Proliferating: 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. Arrhythmia + sleep apnea (OSA). Plavix + Betaloc + Splendil ER + Crestor (rosuvastatin). Good shape. Other dangers?
Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more
Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more
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