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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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i will continue blogging on organic gardening, green living,
solar power, rainwater collection, and healthy living
i will blog on these plus other things noted to be interesting

Friday, October 14, 2022

alzheimers news-can pregnancy problems lead to dementia maybe


dementia is the catchall term for the different dementias
in order of  most common to least common 
vascular dementia
mixed dementia eg alzheimers and vascular dementia
lewy body demenati
frontotemporal dementia

in alzheimers disease there is an accumulation of amyloid into amyloid plaques

heath issues that develop in mid life and probably earlier affect ones risk for alzheimers and vascular dementia
things like
high blood pressure not adequately treated
high cholesterol not adequately treated
diabetes not adequately treated
possibly covid infection as they are finding amyloid and tau changes in covid patients like whats seen in alzheimers patients

now add preclampsia and pregnancy hypertension gestational diabetes to the list

i read a lot of articles on alzheimers each week
this topic below is from being patient recently
i recommend you follow being patient if you are in the alzheimers world
while you are on their website google my name and watch my interview with them

their review of an article about pregnancy and dementia is linked here

it may have something to do with estrogen and other female hormones during pregnancy
along with the damage done to blood vessels 

preeclampsia in pregnancy involves high blood pressure proteinuria or protein in the urine and edema
if it worsens a person can have seizures and clotting problems
when seizures occur its called eclampsia
preeclampsia usually happens in first pregnancies' in some patients

hypertension in pregnancy involves elevated blood pressure that can be treated commonly with certain high blood pressure medications

gestational diabetes occurs in some pregnancies' and can commonly be controlled with diet
sometimes these patients have to take insulin

they found in women who had preeclampsia that they had an increased risk of developing dementia later in life by 38%
having eclampsia may increase that even more

having gestational diabetes increases the risk of developing dementia later in life by 36%

the dementia is vascular dementia 
click here to read about vascular dementia

here is another article on pregnancy and its effect on alzheimers disease from being patient

be sure and take good care of your health
before getting pregnant
during your pregnancy
after your pregnancy

as should all of us be doing

covid update
i just finished taking my 3rd day of paxlovid
i have two more days to go
i have no symptoms except for this awful taste from the paxlovid
im off all cough meds and acetaminophen

on monday i will have another covid test
if its negative i will have my #22 infusion of biogens aduhelm at ucla on tuesday

i think it helped i got on it so quick after symptoms started
man ill be glad to get off that paxlovid
im hoping for no rebound effect

you can join and or donate to our 
organicgreendoctor walk team for the santa barbara walk to end alzheimers on saturday november 5th

we have met about 25% of our goal so far 

the organicgreen doctor

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