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What choices do I have for treating pick disease?

What choices do I have for treating pick disease?

Manage symptoms: Pick's disease, a form of fronto-temporal dementia (ftd) is neurodegenerative and has no current cure or way to slow its progression. However symptomatic treatment can reduce maladaptive behaviors. This involves medications, non-pharmacological therapies, environmental manipulations and even emerging technologies. The basic scientific understanding of ftd is undergoing a rapid advance. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pick Disease (Definition)

Pick disease is a rare condition in which there is a loss of brain function due to abnormal substances inside nerve cells in damaged regions of the brain. The disease progresses slowly. As affected parts of the brain begin to become smaller over time, behavior changes, speech difficulty, and problems with ...Read more


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What is neimann pick disease?

N-P Disease: Niemann–pick disease refers to a group of fatal inherited metabolic disorders. This disease is a form of sphingolipidosis, as it involves dysfunctional metabolism of sphingolipids. Sphingolipidoses, in turn, are included in the larger family of lysosomal storage diseases (lsds). ...Read more

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What are the tests for pick disease?

Tests for picks dise: Careful symptomatic evaluation, and brain scans and eeg.These are the only way to diagnose and differentiate it from alzeimer disease.There are mny overlapping symptoms, but symptoms will only set them apart. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with pick disease?

Symptoms of Pick Dis: Symptoms of pick disease are1difficulty in speech and thinking2 behaviour changes and impairment of social contacts3 passivity4 inertia 5 overactivity 6 pacing and wandering changes in personality makes us differentiate between pick disease and alzeimer disease. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of pick disease?

Symptoms of Pick Dis: Symptoms of pick disease are1difficulty in speech and thinking2 behaviour changes and impairment of social contacts3 passivity4 inertia 5 overactivity 6 pacing and wandering changes in personality makes us differentiate between pick disease and alzeimer disease. ...Read more

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What is niemann-pick disease like?

What is niemann-pick disease like?

N-P Disease: Niemann–pick disease refers to a group of fatal inherited metabolic disorders. This disease is a form of sphingolipidosis, as it involves dysfunctional metabolism of sphingolipids. Sphingolipidoses, in turn, are included in the larger family of lysosomal storage diseases (lsds). ...Read more

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What exactly is niemann pick disease?

What exactly is niemann pick disease?

N-P Disease: Niemann–pick disease refers to a group of fatal inherited metabolic disorders. This disease is a form of sphingolipidosis, as it involves dysfunctional metabolism of sphingolipids. Sphingolipidoses, in turn, are included in the larger family of lysosomal storage diseases (lsds). ...Read more

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How do you know if carrier of niemann-pick disease?

How do you know if  carrier of niemann-pick disease?

Testing: Enzymatic and genetic mutation analysis testing through special blood work that your physician can order. ...Read more

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How do you know if a carrier of niemann-pick disease?

Genetic testing: There are genetic tests that are available. If it is a strong concern as a female, you can see genetic counselor before becoming pregnant or if are pregnant. In a male, you can get tested. The testing is not standard because it is rare condition. Be careful about insurance problems if you are tested and come up positive as it now is a flag even though you have no chance of getting the disorder. ...Read more