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Carrollton, GA
A 54-year-old female asked:

I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. mri brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. what's this?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Ischemic change: It means cerebral small vessel disease with scarring. High blood pressure and high cholest can contribute to lack of blood supply through small blood vessels leading to lack of sufficient oxygen. Please return to your physician for further workup and treatment or consult a physician on this site. You may be a candidate for aspirin therapy. Could there be a clot causing your leg pain?

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