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What is Vermian atrophy?

What is Vermian atrophy?

Cerebellar atrophy with seizures and variable developmental delay (CASVDD) is an autosomal recessive neurologic disorder characterized by cerebellar ataxia associated with atrophy of the cerebellar vermis on brain imaging.

What is age related cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy is the loss of brain cells, called neurons, and their electrochemical connectors, called synapses. This cell loss results in brain shrinkage and, depending on its source and extent, declines in cognitive ability. Cerebral atrophy occurs naturally in all humans.

What is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

There is no specific treatment or cure for cerebral atrophy. Some symptoms of underlying causes can be managed and treated. Controlling blood pressure and eating a healthy, balanced diet is advised. Some research suggests that physical exercise may slow the speed of atrophy.

Are there any cures or cures for cerebral atrophy?

Cerebral atrophy is life threatening, and there is no known cure. Treatment for cerebral atrophy focuses on treating the symptoms and complications of the disease. In cases in which cerebral atrophy is due to an infection, treatment of the infection may stop the symptoms of atrophy from worsening.

What are the signs and symptoms of cerebral atrophy?

Symptoms of cerebral atrophy include dementia, seizures, loss of motor control, and difficulty with speaking, comprehension or reading. Dementia, which is marked by memory loss and an inability to perform daily activities, may be mild or severe and may worsen with increasing atrophy.

Where can I find information on cerebellar degeneration?

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. The Merck Manual for health care professionals provides information on Cerebellar degeneration.

How does brain atrophy affect your life expectancy?

Brain Atrophy (Cerebral Atrophy) Focal atrophy affects cells in certain areas of the brain and results in a loss of function in those specific areas. Generalized atrophy affects cells all over the brain. Life expectancy among patients with brain atrophy can be influenced by the condition that caused the brain shrinkage.