Fiver wrote:There seems to be quite a lot of good evidence that apoe4 + herpes virus = LOAD.
If it is the active viral outbreaks that matter, then latent infections might not be so bad. Reducing trees, getting enough sleep, or taking acyclovir-tpe drugs can help with that. But even latent infections seem to remodel cell metabolism to create a safer environmental for future virus production. So it would be much better, of course, to prevent infections in the first place.
Just wondering, if there were good vaccines for hsv-1, hsv-2, hsv-6, hsv-7, varicella zoster virus (there is), and cytomegalovirus how many cases of LOAD would be prevented? Any thoughts?
From what I've seen, it probably would help *a lot*. Especially apoe4s.
(Wouldn't help us adults, of course. But future generations who haven't yet been exposed.)
CarrieS wrote:Last week I was talking to my sister in law about hsv and she was encouraging me to look in to getting vaccinated since my mother had hsv and developed AD so this is timely conversation for me. Thank you Fiver for exploring this subject!
xactly wrote:My mother-in-law, who was at least a 3/4 and possibly a 4/4, had shingles. After the outbreak, she began showing signs of AD and was subsequently diagnosed with it. Although she also had problems sleeping, she managed other lifestyle factors pretty well, particularly exercise.
I got the Zostavax vaccination as soon as I could, and I am on a waiting list for the Shingrix vaccination.
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