Top
20
Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Brain Atrophy

Share
1

1
Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Are there any cures or treatments for brain atrophy?

Brain atrophy: No, this is a chronic brain deterioration. ...Read more

Atrophy (Definition)

Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more


2

2
Hi ihave a cousin in gaza stripes he has been diagnosed with moderate brain atrophy and he is 5 yrs old , is there any treatment for his condition?

Hi ihave a cousin in gaza stripes he has been diagnosed with moderate brain atrophy and he is 5 yrs old , is there any treatment for his condition?

Brain atrophy: Doe he have any metabolic and or congenital disorder? There is no treatment available for brain atrophy as far as i know in adults. You should contact pediatric neurology. ...Read more

3

3
What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

What's the best treatment cerebral atrophy for a 1 year old?

Eval: Depends on whether the atrophy looks prenatal, normal brain otherwise. Work up for neuro developmental diseases...Deficiencies, thyroid dysfunction, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Please help! what is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

Please help! what is the treatment for cerebral atrophy?

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. ...Read more

5

5
I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. what to do i fear no treatment now i am taking steroids but no good?

I am 40 and this year in jan diagnosed in mri with mild diffues cerebral atrophy. what to do i fear no treatment  now i am taking steroids but no good?

Doubt the diagnosis: The diagnosis of mild cerebral atrophy is doubtful. This is often based on MRI findings and it tends to have no clinical significance. There is probably no need for steroid treatment. It would be a good idea to obtain a second opinion and formal consultation about this matter. ...Read more

7

7
My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus.Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

My mother's MRI reveals that she has diffuse cerebral atrophy with mild hydrocephalus.Is there any treatment and medication to cure it?

Further work up.: Cerebral atrophy occurs as part of the normal aging process and there is no treatment for this MRI finding. As part of aging, the ventricles may enlarge. However, hydrocephalus is not a normal radiographic finding. A consultation with a neurologist to determine if your mother has any symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus would be a reasonable next step. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
My father 70 yrs. Cabg 1999. Hypertensive and dm -good control diffuse cerebellar and cerebral atrophy & microvascular ischemic disorder - treatment?

No cure: The changes you describe are typical ct changes of most people over age 60 with dm and htn. There's nothing that will reverse those changes. To slow progression which is as inexorable as aging, keep the BP and cholesterol under meticulous control. Control of dm is important for other reasons but may not slow the vasular changes. Of course, no smoking. Good diet and regular exercise also help. ...Read more

10

10
Can you tell me about brain atrophy?

Can you tell me about brain atrophy?

Many causes: The many causes of cerebral atrophy include aging, stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy, Pick's disease, Huntington's disease, leukodystrophies, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anorexia, malnutrition, type II diabetes, and inflammation of the brain from encephalitis, AIDS, or neurosyphilis. Ref: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_atrophy/cerebral_atrophy.htm ...Read more

11

11
Why is having "mild brain atrophy" serious? Can it be reversed?

Why is having "mild brain atrophy" serious? Can it be reversed?

Old age related: Not usually serious - not reversible - probably due to hypertension- chronic. ...Read more

13

13
I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc

I was diagnosis at 31 with nonspecific generalized brain atrophy but at 25 diagnosis with MCI, mild aspergers. Cause for concern? been evaled w/ memory loss by psyc

Brain atrophy: Brain atrophy means shrinking of the brain caused by loss of neurons. It is a normal finding in aging although this does not lead to equivalent cognitive changes. It also accompanies many neurodegenerative diseases most of which do not have a reversible quality. Causes that can be treated include B12 deficiency, alcohol use, inflammatory and infectious processes. Your doctor should be telling you why you have this and identify measures that can help maintain function and minimize atrophy to the degree possible. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
An autopsy revealed 1070 grams brain atrophy, what does that signify?

Depends: Normal brain weight depends on age and gender. 1070 gm is lower than normal. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8072950. ...Read more

15

15
Can brain atrophy be normal in a 42 year old?

Can brain atrophy be normal in a 42 year old?

No: Our brains shrink as we age from 30 to 90, but this is due cell size reducing. The term "atrophy", if used correctly, means the degree of shrinkage is more than normal for age. This is generally an imaging term, like from MRI data. Atrophy can then be graded mild, moderate or severe and given regional specificity (e.g. Global v. Medial temporal). This then means a loss of brain cells. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
If I have mild brain atrophy, what could be the cause?

If I have mild brain atrophy, what could be the cause?

Age: Assuming atrophy is global - or at least non focal - the most likely cause is age related change. ...Read more

17

17
What diseases are associated with some kind of brain atrophy?

Many causes: Atrophy or shrinking of the brain, can be seen with many conditions, including dementias, such as alzheimer's, chronic multiple sclerosis, nutritional and alcohol issues, and sometimes even misleading, as in cases of severe dehydration, which can be reversible. Minor atrophy is invariably associated with aging. ...Read more

18

18
What is the extent of brain atrophy associated with alcohol abusers?

What is the extent of brain atrophy associated with alcohol abusers?

It depends: This depends on the amount of alcohol used, frequency of use, and period of time involved. Also important are other accompanying diseases the alcoholic might have, such as liver dysfunction. Frontal cortex atrophy is frequently seen, and impacts judgment and executive cognitive function. In long term alcohol abuse, one can see cerebellar atrophy also -- leading to uncoordinated movements. ...Read more

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
4 doctors agreed:
19

19
Can the brain atrophy caused by b-12 deficiency be reversed?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
4 doctors agreed:
Can the brain atrophy caused by b-12 deficiency be reversed?

Sometimes: When B12 deficiency is treated with B12 (also known as cobalamin), all hematologic symptoms (i.e. Anemia) should reverse and neurological symptoms usually start improving after 3 months with maximal improvement at 6-12 months. For unknown reasons though, sometimes the neurological symptoms persist and even progress even after cobalamin treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is diffuse brain atrophy common in old age? How does it affect normal life?

Is diffuse brain atrophy common in old age? How does it affect normal life?

Yes, but see below: As we age, we all lose brain size and slowly atrophy, but typically has minimal effects. If brain size rapidly declines, can be associated with alzheimer's disease, or other problems with cognition. Memory, focus concentration, and organizational skills can decline. Not the same with normal aging. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer