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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Aspirin...: Blood supply to the mentioned areas are compromised. HTN, DM, Vasculitis, Atherosclerosis, Embolism,can be responsible. Starting with aspirin and doin ... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Described often: Presume on mri, white matter lesions as noted, which are usually nonspecific, but can be associated with hypertension, diabetes, or high blood fats ca ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Chronic ischemia: What you are seeing on the mr are common aging changes seen on mr. As for a "cure" being available, not at the moment and likely years before any solu ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Nonspecific WM: Nonspecific periventricular white matter changes- These are normally small spots without clinical relevance. They are more common for people with hig ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unfortunately YES: Diabetes is one of many causes of accelerated cerebral artery and arteriole constriction due to atherosclerosis. Other causes include aging, hyperten ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Stroke: These small micro vascular changes seen on MRI are called "lacunar infarcts", which is a result of uncontrolled blood pressure for a long time.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Brain: My opinion on chronic microvascular changes...Most important is how bad. Sometimes there are a few small speckles seen in people with migraines that a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Aging changes: As we get older, arteries harden and we see small vessel changes in the brain due to aging. They simply mean the brain doesn't work as well as it did ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say: urs best to discuss this with a neurology doctor, who can get full history. Picture by itself is just a picture-need medical hx and exam. So far it ... Read More

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