Pick Disease || Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview

This article will provide a brief introduction to Pick’s disease. The reader will learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis as well as treatment of Pick’s disease.

Causes || Symptoms || Diagnosis || Treatment

Pick disease is a condition in which you have difficulty with language, behavior, thinking, judgment, and memory…

Pick disease is a rare condition that affects the frontal lobes of your brain and causes progressive and irreversible dementia. It causes speech problems, such as aphasia, behavior difficulties and eventually death. It was first described by the Arnold Pick ( a professor of psychiatry from Charles University in Prague ), who first discovered and described the disease in 1892 by examining the brain tissue of several deceased patients with histories of dementia.

There are many types of dementia, the condition when your brain doesn’t function normally. Pick disease is one of the types of dementia known as frontotemporal dementia (FTD). It affects the frontal and temporal lobes of your brain. It occurs due to the abnormal brain condition is known as frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD).

A survey says that 50,000 to 60,000 people in the U.S. have Pick’s disease. The disease affects at the age of 20 to 80 but it may often between the ages of 40 and 65 and it lasts for 2 to 10 years.

Pick disease is a brain disorder that causes slowly worsening decline of mental abilities. The people who are suffered from this disease, have abnormal substances (called Pick bodies, contain an abnormal form of a protein called tau) inside nerve cells in the damaged areas of the brain. The tau protein is found in all nerve cells, but people with Pick’s disease have an abnormal amount of tau protein. This protein damages the cells and stops them from functioning. The Pick’s disease only affects the frontal and temporal lobes of your brain. Read More –>

The symptoms of the Pick’s disease vary widely from person to person. Its symptoms are usually very subtle at first and worsen slowly. Its worsening rate also varies from person to person. The people with pick disease have typically formed in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These sections control the behavior, personality, and speech of the people. Read More –>

There is no any single diagnostic test that your doctor can use to know that you have Pick’s disease. They will use your medical history, special imaging tests, and other tools to develop a diagnosis. Read More –>

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