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Cromwell, CT
A 66-year-old male asked:

Mri result: "mild presumed chronic small vessel ischemic changes in the supratentorial white matter." should i be concerned?

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Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Atherosclerosis : No. This is normal aging of the brain. However going forward, make sure that there is good blood pressure control, maintain normal cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and avoid smoking. These steps will slow the progression of atherosclerosis in the brain.

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