FAQ - Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, Familial
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What is the meaning of arterial angiopathy?

Seems to be a generic term for disease of the arteries.  (+ info)

Do scientists understand how amyloid plaques are formed in the brain?

My Mother has late onset Alzheimers. I'm interested mostly in lifestyle changes or foods that contribute to amyloid plaque formation.

Well, high fat/low carb studies have been done in mice and seem to reduce the buildup or formation of amyloid plaques. I have also read studies that NSAIDS have had an effect on breaking up amyloid plaques, but only in early onset. I was interested in your question because my dad just passed away from Primary Amyloidosis. (Amyloid proteins starting in bone marrow and then attacking organs and/or central nervous system). I was trying to read more on it because it seems that any disease at all related to amyloids is incurable and only barely manageable. I was trying to see if they behaved the same in each disease. Guess I need to keep reading more. I am sorry to hear about your mother. I wish you the best and the strength in dealing with this difficult disease.  (+ info)

How long do people have to stay in rehab if they are recovering from a stroke caused by cerebral thrombosis?

Cerebral thormbosis is when a blood clot forms in one of the major blood vessels supplying the brain.

Up to a year I imagine, thats a tough one and would require tough therapy and it also depends on the facility and how they are doing rehabilitation. Ask a lot of questions!  (+ info)

what's the difference between apoplexy and cerebral edema?

i know apoplexy means sudden death but i want the clear explanation of both.is apoplexy similar to cerebral edema?Bruce lee died because of cerebral edema or apoplexy?

Apoplexy is due to sudden rupture of intracranial artery that cause severe brain hemorrhage while cerebral edema is due to swelling of brain tissue by fluid due to many causes  (+ info)

What is a good paying job for people with cerebral palsy?

I have cerebral palsy And i would like to know what is few a good paying job that i could do for years. I want to have a profession that at least pays 50-60k a yr or more. Currently i am a junior in high School and do not have any clue on what a good Career for me would be. Remember I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and want to make enough to live comfortable

My hubby has CP and has a good job with the government.

Don't let anyone tell u that u cant do this or that because u have cp. The doctors told my hubby's parents that he may not for some amount of years,or go to school,graduate, marry, have kids, hold a job, lots of thing. he did ALL this because he did not let people tell him that he could not do them. He even has two kids and he is the bread winner of his family. he make enough to send his kids to private school and take care of his wife's medical bills cause i have epilepsy. I don't let ppl tell me no either.

Anyway, go to college after high school and get your degree in what your interested in. Don't think of what job might take u, go for the degree that u like. When u are finished getting that degree go look for that job and don't let ppl tell u no u cant have it. Find a way u can get a job in that field. Don't shout or demand that u will get this or that just be confident. do research, it helps. It is good that u are looking into this now.Look into places in your field that have disabled ppl already there or have accommodations for the disabled like ramps and accessible bathrooms. Accommodation's that are up to really nice level not something that was just put together to make it accessible.

how can i stress it. go with confidence, don't let people tell u no!

Good luck in the future  (+ info)

My friend technically has cerebral palsy, does he still actually have it?

My friend has cerebral palsy. He couldn't walk or go up stairs until the 8th grade. Now that he's a sophomore in high school he can walk and go up stairs just fine; he can even run insanely fast! His only problem is a small shift in how he walks which is barely noticable. Does he still have cerebral palsy?

Yes. CP is the result of brain damage. Brian damage cannot be reversed. However, physical therapy can be very helpful for people with brain injuries.  (+ info)

How long does someone with Cerebral Palsy normally live?

Iam dating a lady with a child with severs Cerebral Palsy, hope child lives to be a 100, but just wondering how old do one with severe Cerebral Palsy live to be?

They lead a mixed sort of a life, intermingled with better health and health complicated by infections, and usually survive till about 30 years. This age is not sacrosanct and individuals with better health and with freedom from infections may continue to live almost the same duration as is for a normal person.  (+ info)

What is the prognosis for Cerebral Atrophy found in my 68y/o husband, from Malnutrition?

He has developed the Malnutrition after being treated by drug therapy for long standing Depression. The Cerebral Atrophy was found in a CT Scan at the same time Bladder Cancer was found. The Bladder Cancer was successfully treated, but we were not informed of the Cerebral Atrophy untill he went to the Emergency Room in respiratory distress. Everything else checked out as normal. He is a recovering alcoholic, has been clean for 20 years, but has abused pain medication and tranquilizers since.

Only his doctors would be able to answer that question accurately.  (+ info)

What is the risk of a less than 2mm cerebral aneurysm?

I had an MRA and they found a tiny saccular aneurysm measuring less than 2mm maximum diameter directed posteriorly at the origin of left A1 segment of anterior cerebral artery. I am 29 years old. Any general information about aneurysms and the danger of the location would be greatly appreciated.


Looks like there is a 1% chance each year that it could rupture. Maybe that's similar to the sum of other risks of great bodily injury like driving, going into a convenience store or going to a pizzaria in NY.

But you should find out what kinds of activities might be more dangerous and make sure your blood pressure stays good! Since,you've been to a doctor, you have probaly heard this by now.

Good luck.  (+ info)

Does mild cerebral palsy have mental or physical limitations?

Say if the person with cerebral palsy talks to herself, and has tantrums. Does that have anything to do with cerebral palsy? Or is cerebal palsy just physical?

It CAN be both.... depending on how severe it is and how old the person is? like a five year old does tht anyways.... lol.   (+ info)

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