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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Brain Atrophy

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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


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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more