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diseases of the white matter of the brain

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monica Michel
11 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: MRI is quite specific for brain lesions. Often contrast given with the MRI can also give many answers. Best pf luck!
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Atherosclerosis.: Most likely reason for these changes is hardening of blood vessels in the brain resulting in decreased blood supply to the brain tissues. Such changes ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tatyana Gitlevich
27 years experience Neurology
Yes: Nonspecific white matter disease may be seen in individuals with migraine headache, can be post infectious or can be a result of hypertension and hig ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Nonspecific: Many different diseases, injuries, and toxins can cause changes in your white matter.changes can be caused by Long-term high blood pressure,Ongoing bl ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Communication: "white matter" refers to the nerve fibers that allow communication between nerve cells -- along with myelin, a fatty sheath that covers the them. Ner ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Nonspecific: The white cells indicate local inflammation, perhaps the lingering signs of a central nervous system infection. However, this can be present in other ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Almost correct: The gray matter (nervous system tissue with cell bodies) is inside the cord, surrounded by white matter (axons: nerve fibers going to & from the brain ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Hydrocephalus: Classic is hydrocephalus, which can be obstructive or communicating, and both can cause ventricular enlargement. Pseudo tumor cerebri affects brain d ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Brain: Cerebral Cortices (each is one Cerebral cortex, Right & Left). Also called Cerebral Hemispheres.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Circulatory problems: No blood and stuff dies.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Addiction definition: There are various ways of defining addiction, but basically it consists of continuing to use a substance or engage in a behavior despite negative cons ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tamar Jeffery
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Only 1 large part: Cerebrum has a left and right hemisphere.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Fever, headache, etc: For example, meningitis, which involves membrane that cover the brain, can cause headache, fever. Encephalitis, which involves brain tissue, can cause ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Depends on age: some people have a higher white/gray matter ratio than others. that being said, some disorders show up as white areas on cerebral tissue; discuss wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Type: What type of canals are you referring to? Named or unnamed?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Loss of consciousnes: With lack of blood to the brain you would faint or lose consciousness. If the interruption is prolonged, damage could be permanent.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Summary: MS is an autoimmune disorder which affects, brain, spinal cord, and eyes. The most common type is relapsing/remitting, but also primary progressive, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Hypertension is # 1: Chronic high blood pressure, alcohol abuse, bleeding from existing vascular brain lesion, primary and metastatic cancers, cerebral vasculitis (inflamm ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Grey: Brain cells have a neutral grey appearance in the living person. Interconnections between these cells can be grey or whitish due to an insulating lay ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
35 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac muscle: Cardiac muscle is the biggest part of the myocardium, which is what most of the heart is. Additional parts are the endo & epcardium plus the valves.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Complex: There are a series of lysosomal enzyme disorders, metachromatic leukodystrophy being one, which can be diagnosed by measurement of aryl sulfatase. Bu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Menigeal: Carcinomatosis (if a cancer) or lymphomtous or leukemic menigitis. The former carries a poor prognosis. It is addressed in children with cranio-spinal ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
No such thing: You're allowing colloquial language to mislead you into thinking of "habits" as something special. A "habit" is merely a mode of behavior acquired by ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
None!: I do not know of any good herbs that can help you. It is a serious problem and only a liver specialist(hepatologist) can help you with this problem.

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