AVM

When an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) occurs, a tangle of blood vessels in the brain bypasses normal brain tissue and directly diverts blood from the arteries to the veins. AVM typically develops in the brain stem and the cerebellum, and occurs in people ages 5 to 35.

The damage to blood vessels is caused by a buildup of a protein called tau, which can eventually cause dementia or cause other types of brain damage.

To prevent and treat AVM, you may need surgery. Your doctor will discuss the risks of surgery with you, and you can decide whether to proceed with the procedure. You can find further information at https://www.abellahealth.com/sclerotherapy/.

Causes

The causes of AVM are not fully understood. The causes of other brain disorders are usually found to have similar causes. A review of all the medical research to date suggests that: There is an inherited component to AVM. If your family members have had AVM, you might be at increased risk for the condition.

Some of the earliest cases of AVM were seen in patients with a gene mutation called presenilin 1A.

Certain mutations in presenilin 1A also seem to increase the risk for certain types of head injuries.

If you’ve had a stroke, AVM might also cause it. A stroke causes a temporary drop in blood supply to the brain. If the blood supply is disrupted, cells in the brain are unable to send or receive information to each other. The abnormal, “locked-in” brain syndrome can develop into AVM if there is no cure for the stroke. If you’ve had a stroke, AVM might also cause it. A stroke causes a temporary drop in blood supply to the brain. If the blood supply is disrupted, cells in the brain are unable to send or receive information to each other. The abnormal, “locked-in” brain syndrome can develop into AVM if there is no cure for the stroke.

AVM has two types: chronic or progressive. It can’t be cured, but your symptoms may improve as you age. However, some people might not be able to live as independently with AVM after stroke or other health problems. These people might need a care team to help them stay healthy and perform daily activities. Other people who have no known brain problem can develop AVM and may need medical treatment to help prevent or treat other diseases and conditions.

What’s the treatment for AVM? Treatment depends on your situation. Some people can get better on their own without a care team. Others may need a treatment plan. There are a few medicines that may help reduce stroke symptoms. These are called AAV or anti-viral drugs. AAV block the transmission of virus particles from your own body to the person who has had a stroke. You might need the AAV medication for the first 24 hours after a stroke. If you continue taking the medication, you may be able to live independently at home. You might also be able to continue taking the medication indefinitely. These AAV drugs are used to treat acute stroke symptoms. However, they don’t work to prevent or treat stroke.

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The right size and consistency of your pill is important. Your doctor may tell you to take a specific pill size or take the same dose as you did when you took your blood pressure pill with the same blood pressure

2 responses to “AVM”

  1. Tears come with each new Spring of Joy. My troubles and fears are minuscule compared with yours – yet I still complain and grumble. You continue to teach and admonish me with your honest struggles and firm grasp on His love and mercy.

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  2. Just sitting at my Front Desk with my eyes closed meditating between tasks of work on the word of scripture that just crossed my path through Chuck Swindoll’s daily devotional that comes to email.
    Eyes closed.
    Contemplative.
    Pondering and Ruminating on the scripture of the Persistant Widow….
    https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+18%3A1-8&version=NLT&spMailingID=55630805&spUserID=MzI5Mjk3MzYyMzk4S0&spJobID=1364020598&spReportId=MTM2NDAyMDU5NwS2

    I closed my eyes and took courage to consider the prayers I am persistent about. those things I will not, can not, give up on.
    And you came to mind.
    Among others.
    The things I “nag” for, I NAG FOR YOU.
    And if it were not the story JESUS told, I would think it wrong to be known as one who pesters for justice and mercy. But He said this is a way that brings results, not from a heartless judge, but from a loving Father. So I take courage and follow His directions from this story.
    And though we have still never “met” face to face, I keep your picture and that of your family here beside my computer and from time to time I think to PERSIST in PRAYER for life and GRACE.
    I admit, Instagram is where I follow most often. But something today reminded me you have a facebook page I should visit. And then the webpost came to mind…and so, here I am, reading again of your survival and thriving. The mixed bag of Pain and Blessing. Panic and Surrender. Frustration and Peace. Aggravation and Patience. Fear and Joy.
    All of it.
    In a new story of caring for your daughter this time with the flu, and still the same story of depending and clinging and not giving up.
    You are PERSISTENT, my friend. And the Father knows. You are doing what Jesus said to do. I am too. For you today.
    Love Always,
    Melissa

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