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A 57-year-old female asked:

what is the worst case of cerebral atrophy? is it diffused cerebral atrophy?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Probably: There are more factors to consider such as intensity of the insult, premorbid condition, etc.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the rate and likelihood of cerebral atrophy in vegetative state after brainstem stroke?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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High: Cerebral atrophy occurs as the result of brain damage. Therefore by defitioning, death of brain cells may occur as a result of injury to the brain including: stroke and traumatic brain injury. Other causes of atrophy are specific diseases and infection or inflammation of the brain. Risk factors include advanced age, brain injury fh of alzheimer’s disease, huntington’s disease, or siminlar disea.
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What is cerebral atrophy?

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Shrinkage: A certain amount of atrophy occurs as we age. When atrophy is excessive or is very focused in a specific region of the brain it can indicate a neurodegenerative disorder. For example, in alzheimer's disease focal atrophy can sometimes be seen in the inner part of the temporal lobes (memory regions). In frontotemporal dementia the atrophy is in frontal and/or temporal lobes.
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A 57-year-old female asked:

How can we improve the condition of the person who is 50+ and suffered from diffused cerebral atrophy? Can we make them self dependent once again?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Not serious: You have only mentioned a ct finding that we see commonly. I assume he is doing well otherwise and will continue to do so in the future, as long he/she has a healthy lifestyle.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Cerebral atrophy: Cerebra; atropy is most commonly related to ageing, can occur after head trauma and some rare neurological disorders. While much research is being so nothing for reversing the illness or loss of brain.

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