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CADASIL Association

P.O. Box 124

Helmetta, NJ 08828

Phone messages: 307-215-9840

info@cadasilassociation.org

CADASIL Association

P.O. Box 124

Helmetta, NJ 08828

Phone messages: 307-215-9840

info@cadasilassociation.org

CureCADASIL/CADASIL Association

P.O. Box 124

Helmetta, NJ 08828

Phone messages: 307-215-9840

info@cadasilassociation.org

Treatment of Symptoms

 

DIET AND FOOD SUPPLEMENTS:

 

Guidelines for Prevention of Stroke in Patients With Ischemic Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack: http://stroke.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/37/2/577

 

Vitamin B may prevent brain shrinkage:

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/09/news/la-heb-b-vitamins-20100909

 

Mediterranean Diet study (possible future study with a larger number of CADASIL participants):

http://cadasilfoundation.net/RESULTS%20OF%20CANADIAN%20STUDY%204-3-11.pdf

 

 

AVOID THESE THINGS OR BE VERY CAUTIOUS:

 

Angioplasty:

http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@scon/documents/downloadable/ucm_425679.pdf

 

Calcium Supplements May Increase Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke:

http://suite101.com/article/calcium-supplements-may-increase-risk-of-heart-attack-and-stroke-a267754

 

Elavil, an old tricyclic antidepressant, due to risk of hypotension (low blood pressure) which can cause ischemic lesions:

http://cadasilfoundation.net/cadasil_july_2005_presentation.pdf

 

Head surgery:

http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/127/11/2533.full

 

Statin Drugs Cause Dementia?:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=its-not-dementia-its-your-heart-medication

 

 

ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS:  

 

Mefloquine (Lariam), a prophylactic anti-malarial drug has psychosis as a side effect; because CADASIL has psychiatric symptoms as a common manifestion, common sense would indicate the avoidance of this drug or at least "informed consent" -- 2002: http://www.pngimr.org.pg/png_med_journal/Paranoid%20psychosis%20-%202002.pdf  

 

ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

 

Brain and Spinal Cord.org, an attorney group, date of posting unknown:

http://www.brainandspinalcord.org/hyperbaric-treatment.html

 

Tinted lenses for migraine prevention:

http://www.gizmag.com/tinted-glasses-fight-migraines

 

 

ANGIOTENSIN II:

 

Medical Net, 05-01-04:

http://www.news-medical.net/news/2004/05/01/1111.aspx

 

 

ANTIDEPRESSANT DRUGS:

 

This paper suggests avoiding tricyclic antidepressants (such as Elavil which is sometimes used also to help with pain) due to the hypotensive (low blood pressure) possibilities as low blood pressure has a risk of causing ischemic lesions -- July 2005:

http://cadasilfoundation.net/cadasil_july_2005_presentation.pdf

 

 

ANTIPSYCHOTIC DRUGS:

 

Galantamine therapy in dementia associated with CADASIL

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18803156

 

 

PBA: PseudoBulbar Affect - Uncontrollable Emotions

https://www.pbafacts.com

 

 

REMODELING FOR DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS:

http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs

Please remember that CADASIL Association is not responsible for medical information found or discussed on these pages.

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10 Schalks Crossing Road

 

Suite 501A-133

 

Plainsboro, NJ  08536

 

 

Phone messages: 307-215-9840

 

info@cadasilassociation.org